Friday, 22 January 2010

Will you be attending our free seminar on Brand Protection?

I’ve been preparing for the next on our schedule of free seminars given by Mayo Wynne Baxter’s Media and Creative Industries Team (MACI). This latest is on Brand Protection and will focus on your business identity, brand and creative output can be some of your most valuable assets.

You may own the building, the stock, the office equipment and know their value, but how do you put a price on your company’s creative or intellectual property copyright? More to the point, how much would it cost if a competitor “borrowed” your innovations, ideas and brands? If you took these away would you still have a business?

We’ve invited Jonathan Hancox, a specialist Patent Attorney at The Patent House, to explain how protections such as trademarks, patent law, copyrights and design rights can be put in place before you launch your idea or product. I will be raising the invaluable issue of what recourse you have, should anyone attempt to infringe your rights.

The seminar commences on Thursday 4th February at the Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ from 6.00pm till 8.00pm.

Please join us after the seminar for refreshments, canap├ęs and networking. Spaces at this event are limited, so to secure your place please contact Louise Clasby on lclasby@mayowynnebaxter.co.uk
or call (01273) 477071.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, 18 January 2010

Employment Seminar - Managing poor performance: Improve individual productivity and efficiency

Whether you run your own business, are part of a team or are self-employed, performance management is integral to your overall personal productivity and efficiency. You also share the one key goal of sustaining profitability in order to thrive as a business, and with all of us looking to make 2010 a more prosperous year compared to last, knowing how to manage your performance – particularly when it’s on the decline – is more paramount than ever.

Mayo Wynne Baxter’s Employment Team is running a free seminar in conjunction with Icando Limited on the subject of Performance Management.

Join us at the Jury’s Inn, Brighton, for a lively and interactive seminar where Employment Law Specialist, Martin Williams, and Business and Leadership Coach, Janet Pink, discuss practical steps involved in managing individual performance to achieve increased productivity and efficiency.

We will also look at how to manage poor performance and your legal obligations under the new ACAS guidelines. This seminar takes a practical approach and delegates will come away with lots of ideas and tips that you can implement in your own business. Areas we’re covering include:

• What is Performance Management?
• Setting performance expectations
• Managing individual performance to get better productivity and efficiency
• Poor performance? What do I do now?
• The latest ACAS Code of Practice
• Key steps in taking formal action
• Distinguishing capability and conduct issues
• Policies and procedures
• When can you legally dismiss an employee?

If you want to raise the performance of individuals in your company, want to understand the key tools for setting performance expectations as well as getting the confidence to handle poor performance, then this is the seminar for you.

The seminar commences on the 28th January from 2.30pm to 5pm and spaces are limited, so in order to secure your place, please contact Louise Clasby on lclasby@mayowynnebaxter.co.uk or call (01273) 477071 as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you are unable to attend this event but would like to learn more about this topic, please email Louise and your enquiry will be forwarded to the relevant speaker.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Mayo Wynne Baxter, Sussex Solicitors, appointed to Headway's list of Personal Injury Solicitors for 2010

We’re proud to announce that Mayo Wynne Baxter's Personal Injury Team has been selected to join the Headway list of Personal Injury Lawyers for 2010.

Headway, the brain injury association which has just celebrated its 30th anniversary, works to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers. The Personal Injury Solicitors List is compiled by Headway to help people find a solicitor with the highest level of expertise and experience in brain injury related claims.

To speak to a member of our Personal Injury Team, or to discuss a claim, please contact John Lingwood on (01273) 775533 or email jlingwood@mayowynnebaxter.co.uk

For more information visit www.headway.org.uk