Countdown to Christmas

We're really getting into the festive spirit at Howard Kennedy. So much so that we'll be releasing eight "gifts" in the run-up to the Christmas period.
Each gift, in the form of video, will look at a key issue to bear in mind at this time of year and what our clients and contacts can do to mitigate any risk ... all with a festive flavour.

"A bauble on a Christmas tree.

Are you or your family "coming home for Christmas"?

Christmas is nigh and many of us are thinking about family and festivities. In our final video from our #CountdownToChristmas series, Head of Immigration Antonia Torr highlights a few things to consider when travelling.

From private migration to corporate immigration, Antonia and her team often share useful insights.


When the Innkeeper ran out of real estate... he should have considered airspace development.

Head of our Real Estate Sector, James Stewart, talks us through the steps our clients take when carrying out airspace development projects. From property rights and planning, to financing, sales and letting. Here's the tale of the Innkeeper who had space!


How can employers, especially in retail, best handle the employment challenges that Christmas brings?

Head of Retail & Leisure Adam Walford highlights some easy wins in our sixth #CountdownToChristmas video. And be warned, a slow reaction can result in pain for much longer than the 12 days of Christmas!

For more Retail know-how check out our insights page.


Whilst the 10 lords a-leaping, mind you don't trip up with "Twibel" at the Christmas party.

So the drinks are flowing and the truth is spilling... but be careful not to share your innermost thoughts on the boss on Twitter! Mark Stephens, Media Partner, explains the new phenomenon which is "Twibel" (aka libel on Twitter.).

For more helpful information, visit our Media and Entertainment page.


Is our friend in the North in breach of GDPR?

He wants to know if you're sleeping. He wants to know if you're awake. Now that's some large-scale data monitoring! In our fourth video, Partner Rob Lands explains how our merry friend can comply with data protection legislation.

For more on data protection click below, where you'll get a summary of our offering and all the latest insights. 

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'Tis the season for… #MeToo.

The third video in our series sees Partner Jane Amphlett sharing her thoughts on how employers can look after their people during party season. In the era of #MeToo people are rightly more willing to come forward to talk about problems in the workplace. So what should employers do?

If you enjoyed Jane's video, she and her team often write useful commentary for employers and employees alike, so take a look at our employment insights.

Employment insights

Peak divorce season or the most wonderful time of the year? 

In the second video of the series, Partner Lois Langton talks us through the types of enquiries our Family team get at this time of year ... and you might be surprised by one or two!
Our Family team often write about these new trends and other key developments in family law which you can find on their insights page. 

Family insights

SMCR: the SRA's gift to the financial services industry this Christmas. 

Partner James Kaufmann (alumni) launches our Countdown to Christmas with this very topical video on the SMCR. From 9 December 2019 the Senior Managers and Certification Regime will apply to all FCA regulated firms. Watch the video to find out James' two key takeaways from the regime. 

If these top tips whet your appetite then click below to access our SMCR hub where you can find the 10 things you need to know about the SMCR and more. 

SMCR hub