A LEADING law firm has launched a podcast that tells businesses all they need to know about current legal issues.

Baines Wilson is taking its expert legal advice to the airwaves in a new podcast called Baines Explains.

The first episode features Joanne Holborn, head of employment law and training at Baines Wilson, discussing how the menopause affects employees in the workplace, what employers should be aware of, and how they can support staff members who are experiencing this.

Advice given by Joanne in this episode of the podcast includes the reasonable adjustments employers should consider for employees going through the menopause such as better ventilation, access to a fan, allowing more toilet breaks, and adjusting starting times.

Sean Logue, head of partnership at Baines Wilson, said: “We’re pleased to launch our exciting new venture.

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“It’s a fantastic opportunity to be able to do something like this for our clients and the wider business community.

“We hope that Baines Explains turns what can be complex issues into something our listeners find helpful and informative.

“Podcasting is a brand new medium for us and are an easy way for businesses to access our expertise.”

Each week, one of the firm’s top solicitors will give listeners an overview of current developments and trends on a specific topic. 

In episode two, employment partner Tom Scaife discusses mental health in the workplace. Elizabeth Black, head of dispute resolution and litigation, talks about the latest trends in dispute resolution in episode three.

In episode four, solicitor Christopher Clayton talks about the impact of the pandemic on commercial property and insolvency. And, corporate partner, Jennifer Bell, covers why shareholder’s agreements are needed and the key clauses in commercial contracts in episodes five and six.

Baines Wilson is working with Cumbrian-based PR firm Intro on the production of the podcasts.

Nick Turner, director of Intro, said: “The team have really enjoyed working on this project with Baines Wilson.

“Podcasts are a brilliant way for businesses to reach new audiences and share their expertise.”

Baines Explains is hosted by local business journalist Julian Whittle.

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