Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Awdry Bailey & Douglas are proud to now be a Business Partner of WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise).  

WiRE is a national business support network; promoting, supporting and developing its membership of rural businesswomen. Grown from an academic research project based in Shropshire, WiRE is now a national membership organisation, widely recognised as a dynamic and positive force within the economy of rural areas and as the voice of rural women’s enterprise in the UK.

Awdrys recently hosted a legal clinic for WiRE members covering aspects of Family, Employment and Commercial Law in order to provide members with a general overview of important considerations for business owners. Three members of the practice spoke:

  • Georgina Catlin (Family Law) discussed the wide ranging topic of family law to include ways of protecting your finances      both pre and post separation/divorce;
  • Jessica Arnold (Commercial Law) provided an overview of the various ways in which a business can be structured and discussed the key risks and benefits that individuals and companies should consider when deciding what business structure is right for them; and 
  • Maxine Nutting (Employment Law) then talked about factors businesses and individuals need to be aware of in terms of whether their workforce or contractors may actually be considered employees and what that could mean for you from a legal perspective if something goes wrong.

Maxine Nutting from the Employment Team discussing the issue that 'workforce' and 'contractors' could potentially be considered as 'employees' in the eyes of the law

The Clinic also provided members with an opportunity to ask questions on an informal basis and many members took advantage of this opportunity.  

Following this, the group then enjoyed a cookery lesson hosted by The Farm Cookery School in Bromham and were able to feast on their creations over a networking lunch.

For further information about WiRE and their members please read our profile