Free law advice for businesses

A pair of free seminars on the changing face of employment law will equip Borders businesses for the forthcoming economic boost created by the revival of train services, lawyer Iain Burke has said.

Mr Burke and Rory Bannerman, of Bannerman Burke, have arranged the seminars to ensure local businesses are up-to-speed with the latest employment issues.

The seminars are targeted at local businesspeople and human resources professionals.

“The world of work has been changing, and I think this is a fantastic time to speak about these changes which will impact on both employee and employers,” said Mr Burke.

“We’ve seen a lot of temporary workers during the rebuilding of the Borders Railway and that’s been great for local spending.

“Now the establishment of railway services is certain to be the stimulus for all kinds of local business, some existing and wishing to expand, while others more entrepreneurial start-ups. We can help to set the employment law ground work for this expansion,” he said.

“We will focus on the opportunities for the Borders and where local businesses might be able to benefit. A general understanding of recent changes in employment law will certainly help those planning to expand.”

Mr Burke has invited legal experts, including Malcolm Mackay, the founder and chairman of the United Employment Lawyers (UEL) network and a distinguished employment law practitioner, to speak, while there will be discussions about pension changes coming into force this year..

Mr Burke said: “Bannerman Burke are original members of UEL and we are determined to tap into our combined expertise and provide appropriate expert legal advice in local communities such as the Borders.”

The first seminar is on May 2 in the Townhouse Hotel, Melrose, while the second is on May 8 at Hawick Rugby Club. Both start at 9am and coffee and bacon rolls will be provided.

Contact 01896 750350 to book your place.