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Five Critical Steps for the Cyber Security of your Business

Digital transformation drives everything from revenue growth to propelling brand awareness, but at what cost?…

Safe and Sound – Managing the Risks your Business Poses to the Public

We’ve all read the headlines, or some version of them from our local area. And all of them boil down to one thing…

The BBC v Samira Ahmed – A Victory for Fair Pay Between Genders

In 2017, the BBC published their gender pay gap data, and in doing so they shone a light on their top earners…

Pre-nups – for Mr and Mrs Average, not just the stars of Hollywood

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren. Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving. Madonna and Guy Ritchie. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. We could go on, but it’s safe to say that pre-nups are standard business in the Hollywood Hills…

Banksy is fighting for his trademark – the question is, will he win?

In October of 2019, the world-renowned and famously elusive street artist Banksy opened a shop in Croydon…

Stressed Employee
Stressed employees struggling to switch off? This is why it’s a problem (and what you can do to help)

Research has shown that high levels of engagement with smartphones and multimedia technology may be physically changing our brain structure and function…

Potential impact of Brexit on employment legislation

Much of our employment legislation is derived from the EU including discrimination rights, collective consultation, transfer of undertakings, family leave…

Email Security: Prevention better than cure

Emails are a commonly used business communication tools, which makes it a prime target for criminals hoping to snare unwary users. Therefore, it is important to remain vigilant and take all the necessary steps to preserve the security of your IT systems and devices, such as mobiles, laptops PC and tablets…

The SRA Regulates the Legal Services of Freelance Solicitors in New “Looking to the Future” Reform Programme

The SRA Standards and Regulations are due to be updated on 25 November 2019. This update is part of the “Looking to the Future” programme which aims to ensure that The SRA are keeping up-to-date with the frequently changing legal services market…

MBC Lawyer Insight into the BBC’s investigation into complaints about Naga Munchetty’s criticism of US President

Last month, BBC presenter, Naga Munchetty was found to have breached the BBC’s guidelines by criticising US President Donald Trump for perceived racism…

MBC Lawyer Insights launches this Thursday

My Business Counsel launches a new weekly segment to their website, MBC Lawyer Insights this Thursday…

Natalia Rojas, Commercial and Procurement Lawyer joins My Business Counsel

MBC are delighted to welcome Natalia Rojas, Commercial and Procurement Lawyer to our commercial team…

Seema shares her expertise in BBC article "Costa Coffee franchise workers 'not treated like humans' "

Seema Gill, Employment Lawyer with My Business Counsel shares her expertise in BBC article "Costa Coffee franchise workers 'not treated like humans' ". The article focuses on employee complaints regarding poor working conditions…

GDPR fines and enforcement are here. Get ready to adapt.

Since May 2018, companies and organisations have been given time to fully come to terms with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK’s Data Protection Act 2018. This is both an enlightened approach to enforcement and a practical necessity…

Carolyn Osbourne, comments on the significant rise in successful appeals of SEN statement decisions

Following SEND Funding Cut Protests held in Birmingham today Carolyn Osbourne, MBC Education lawyer comments on the rise in the number of successful appeals of SEN Statement decisions…

Wayne Cleghorn - A welcome addition to our Data Protection team

Wayne is a commercial, technology, data protection and privacy lawyer with over 17 years of experience helping businesses and organisations to successfully resolve the commercial contracts, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution aspects of new technologies and data…

GDPR and data protection issues

In the lead-up to the new regulation, many had noted its provisions for eye-watering fines of up to €20 million or 4% of global Group turnover, whichever is higher. Data protection, it was said, would progress from being the preserve of geeks in the IT department to a major Board issue…

Brexit and its impact on European Union Trade Marks

On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. At the time of writing (but this may have changed by the time this article is published) all that is certain is that the UK did not leave the EU on 29 March 2019…

Libby Cooper, Commercial Lawyer, joins My Business Counsel

Libby Cooper, Commercial Lawyer, joins My Business Counsel. We are pleased to announce that Libby Cooper has joined the MBC Commercial Team. Libby Cooper has been helping businesses to solve their legal problems for more than 20 years and she has…

James Ferrow, Corporate lawyer, joins My Business Counsel

We are pleased to announce that James Ferrow has joined the MBC Corporate Team. James is an experienced Commercial lawyer and has garnered over 10 years’ experience advising a broad range of UK and international clients, from start-ups to blue-chip FTSE…

Seema Gill contributes her opinion in the Guardian article “Pregnant then screwed”

Seema Gill, Employment Lawyer with My Business Counsel contributes her opinion in today’s Guardians article “Pregnant then screwed: how gagging contracts are used to silence sacked mothers” that highlights the use of non-disclosure agreements to hide the sidelining and sacking of new mothers. If…

Kelly Pougher joins My Business Counsel

We are delighted to welcome Kelly Pougher to the Family & Matrimonial team. Kelly has been repeatedly mentioned in the industry guide ‘Legal 500’ as a Recommended Lawyer where she is described as ‘a tough litigator’ and ‘gives realistic advice to her clients’. Kelly…

Errol Archer joins My Business Counsel

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Errol Archer to our team. Errol is a highly experienced Health and Social Care solicitor who provides legal, regulatory and compliance advice…

Introducing Mary Johnson to our Legal Team

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Mary Johnson, human rights, public interest litigation lawyer and advocate. Mary Johnson is a UK and US qualified lawyer who has previously worked as an International Lawyer at McCue & Partners LLP, the leading UK law…

My Business Counsel shortlisted for Innovation Award

We are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Birmingham Law Society Innovation Award alongside some very large and well known law firms such as Mills & Reeve and Irwin Mitchell. It is a great achievement to get this far and we…

Fake Trade Mark Invoices
Go to jail. Do not collect your trade mark “fees”.

Author – Rebecca Davis. That is essentially what happened in a judgement issued by the Svea Court of Appeal in Stockholm last month. This case involved twenty people who were charged with fraud as a consequence of their involvement with the issuance of fake…


Basics of Intellectual Property

20th January 2020

09:00 - 12:30

Addressing stress at work: the law and employee engagement

26th February 2020

09:00 - 13:00

Commercial Contracts – Understanding the Logistics

25th March 2020

09:00 - 13:00

Corporate Crime Seminar

8th April 2020

09:30 - 12:00

Employment Tribunals – What’s changed?

17th May 2020

10:00 - 13:30

Redundancy and Avoiding the Pitfalls

3rd June 2019

09:00 - 12:00