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Strategic Issues Facing UK Businesses Seminar

Thursday, 19th October 2017

With the ever changing economic climate and cumulative threats continuing to test even the strongest organisations, businesses in the supply chain are facing a variety of challenges as they strive to find growth and stay competitive.

The Materials Processing Institute is delighted to be hosting a seminar developed by Square One Law to help you make sense of the rapidly changing business environment and prepare your business ahead of Brexit.

Join the discussion on Thursday 19th October, which will include:

  • The trend towards flexible working
  • Protecting your business intellectual property
  • The new regulations concerning the management of data
  • Intellectual property and Brexit

The session will close with an interactive discussion centred around Square One Law's 'Brexit Checklist' designed to help attendees appreciate how prepared their business is and be sign posted to finding solutions if areas of concern are highlighted.


Rebecca Fielding, senior associate the employment team, will discuss the trend towards flexible employment in the gig economy, the arrangements that work and those that do not, as well as how to protect your organisation's intellectual property and business contacts from unfair competition, particularly in relation to temporary workers and consultants.

Helen Brain, partner in the commercial team, will discuss the implications of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which will come into force in May 2018 and bring with it the threat of significant fines for non-compliance. She will also outline the impact GDPR could have in relation to intellectual property.

Neil Warwick, EU and competion partner and Chair of the Brexit Committee for a national business organisation, will provide and update on current developments and their implications for businesses in the supply chain. In addition he will provide insight on issues businesses in the supply chain should be addressing immediately, including local content rules, migration, EU funding and repayments / clawbacks.


This seminar is free and open to pre-starts, start-ups and existing businesses in the Tees Valley, excluding other law firms.

Limited availability - BOOK YOUR PLACE