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What you need to know about divorcing your business partner

When setting up a business with your significant other, a divorce is one thing that you often do not anticipate, plan for or want to be a party to. Separating from your partner is a tough thing to do, particularly when kids are involved.

Article by: Karen Holden | Published: 10 February 2019

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Top tips on dealing with conflict at work

Managing conflict recognises that conflict in the work place is a regular occurrence and just one of many tasks undertaken by a manager. Managing conflict also implies not avoiding it. Some managers view this as more the role of HR but the role of HR is to provide advice and support.

Article by: Blair McPherson | Published: 12 February 2018

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No, we don’t need new UK workplace sexual harassment laws

There is already a broad statutory definition of sexual harassment in our key piece of workplace equality legislation, the Equality Act 2010 (summarised at the bottom of this article). The UK definition reflects international standards including an EU definition that we are obliged to conform to. This provides that harassment occurs ‘where unwanted conduct related to the sex of a person occurs with the purpose or effect of violating the dignity of a person, and of creating an intimidating hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment’.  

Article by: Juliet Carp | Published: 2 December 2017

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Beat the bullies and regain control at work

Sometimes it can be hard to say ‘no’ in the workplace, especially if you feel pressured by the person asking you to do something. It’s important to be able to say ‘no’ effectively and not let other team members manipulate you into doing their work.

Article by: A range of experts including Karen Meager and John McLachlan | Published: 15 November 2017

Managing workplace conflict

Conflicts can be inevitable in office environments, so when a heated argument does break out it’s important to resolve it as quickly as possible. That’s why the office experts at have compiled 10 simple steps that will help to diffuse and solve any office grievances. From Chris Meredith -

Article by: Chris Meredith | Published: 19 August 2017

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Managing the complexity of work relationships

Two thirds (65 percent) of UK workers are finding ‘work spouses’ in the office – that one person who they are very close to - according to the latest research from totaljobs. The research featured responses from over 4,000 employees and 103 employers exploring the latest trends in workplace relationships and office politics. With contribution from John Salt, Director at totaljobs.

Article by: John Salt | Published: 5 July 2017

Conflict of interests

Many businesses spend substantial time dealing with grievances, disciplinary processes and dismissals, only then to spend often more time and money on settlement agreements. They do so because this seems a better alternative to engaging in litigation, incurring further financial expense, as well as a risk of reputational damage.

Article by: Dan Peyton, Managing Partner - McGuireWoods | Published: 21 December 2016