Protecting the future of your business and all its stakeholders with a robust approach to governance, is an essential part of a successful sustainability strategy. Making sure that it is structured and operated ethically and that your board and leadership teams are supported and accountable will position you to thrive and respond effectively to changing conditions.
Our specialist legal teams offer sector-specific advice to help you comply with all the relevant regulations and guidance, not just for now, but for good.
We will bring together the right experts across the different legal areas to help you build resilience, manage your assets and intellectual property, and safeguard your business and company data. We can also help you report on finances and taxes and conduct due diligence for a merger or acquisition or advise if you are considering restructuring or financing.
Economic sustainability and the impact on people and the communities you work in will ultimately be a key success factor in any growth plan, and our multi-disciplinary team can support many of these aspects, so you can focus on running your business.
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Whether you are considering expanding into new territories, you have a business in distress or you are looking to develop a more representative leadership team and build a strong succession plan, our team of multi-disciplinary experts can help advise to get you the best possible outcome.
We have experts across a broad spectrum who are well placed to help you identifying what regulations are applicable to your business and also to keep you informed of potential changes and the impact these may have for you and how best to prepare for them.
Protection of your customers data as well as ensuring no disruption to daily business activities is critical for all organisations. With our cyber security assessment and support with training and compliance on data privacy and GDPR, our teams are well placed to ensure you have the measures in place to keep your data and systems safe.
We specialise in managing and protecting intellectual property including image rights, across borders and can offer a broad range of services including tax advice and implications and take down services across digital platforms.
Whether you are a business in distress, looking to resolve a tax matter, raise funds or restructure your organisation, our team can advise and help to assess the implications of different options to achieve the best possible outcome for all stakeholders.
As businesses become more diverse and complex, disputes are more likely to occur. We will work with your team to identify and avoid disputes across your organisation, whether that be in contractual arrangements, employment or protecting of intellectual property. Should a conflict arise, we can advise on options to resolve the dispute and if necessary, represent your organisation in formal litigation to ensure you get the most advantageous outcome possible.
To explore the wider range of services offered by Irwin Mitchell see our Legal Advisory Service Page.
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Irwin Mitchell advised Houst on what is considered to be the very first SME Restructuring Plan, which has been sanctioned by the Court. This important decision confirms that the Restructuring Plan process is available as a tool for SMEs, as well as large corporates.Houst Safeguards 300 Jobs As Court Sanctions SME Restructuring Plan
Sustainability, both commercial and environmental, is the key to business success, and we help businesses succeed in avoiding and managing disputes. Litigation is also increasingly being used as a tool to advance the ESG agenda as we see more in the way of consumers, employees and stakeholders bringing claims, to put ESG issues on the map
I am personally focused on sustainability to protect and promote opportunities which are presently at risk for the future generations, whether this be social or environmental opportunities. I believe that it is incumbent on us all to make changes to ensure that our children’s future is protected. As a lawyer, I want my clients to succeed both personally and professionally.View Katie's Profile
I’m a strong supporter of ESG and doing the right thing and in particular, I’m a passionate advocate for cybersecurity.
I place a high value on prioritising the ethical and responsible practices of businesses. As well as it being critical to help protect the environment, it’s also never been more important to have strong corporate governance in place. This includes taking steps to understand your real-world risk profile and ensuring your business is resilient. My approach to business reflects a commitment to these moral values, as well as a personal desire to make a positive impact to the planet and its inhabitants.
I help clients protect their brands and reputation, to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises. ESG has added a new dimension and complexity to brand and reputation, particularly with the spotlight on transparency and avoiding 'greenwashing'. I advise clients in relation to the environmental statements they make about practices and products having regard for the Green Claims Code, as we are seeing an increasing number of clients unwittingly fall foul of the Code.
For my part, I am passionate about helping organisations adapt and effect change, such that the issues around ESG become an inextricable part of how they do business and becomes ingrained in the culture of the organisation 'doing the right thing'.View Georgie's Profile
For all ESG enquiries, please contact Ben Middleton, Director of Sales, by phone or email.
Our specialist sports lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the sports sector, many of them coming from sporting clubs and organisations themselves. They bring this passion and experience to a broad spectrum of ESG related services tailored to this industry, from corporate governance and compliance to environmental planning of a new stadium to awareness training on Diversity and Inclusion. For more information visit our Sport Sector ESG page.
The manufacturing sector is at the forefront of both the challenges and opportunities of building a sustainable business. From energy and emissions and waste management to responsible sourcing and large diverse workforces and work environments, our multi-disciplinary team of experts can help with achieving both the short-term wins and long-term goals. For more information visit our Manufacturing Sector ESG page.
Whether you are a developer, investor or occupier, there are significant considerations to ensure that properties are built and operated efficiently and responsibly. Our expert legal teams can advise across multiple real estate sectors to assist you in complying with regulations and managing the environmental and social impact of any property or development. From implementing of green leases and issuing of environmental permits to sophisticated environmental planning expertise, the team can guide you to achieve your ESG goals. For more information visit our Real Estate Sector ESG page.
Consumer facing and retail businesses are often in the spotlight when it comes to being responsible businesses. Fair labour practices, hyper consumerism and waste, safe working environments, packaging and marketing claims are all in a day’s work for these businesses. Our diverse team of consumer and retail specialists can advise on how to anticipate and plan for ESG considerations in this fast-moving environment to protect your business and ensure sustainable growth. For more information visit our Consumer Sector ESG page.