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This week’s MMD celebrates International Women’s Day that took place last Friday (8 March 2024).

Our colleagues Sunnia Khaliq, Jessica Brennan and Abi Capstick hosted a takeover of the podcast discussing issues relating to the gender pension gap, shared parental leave and motoring offences.

We also have a guest contribution this week from Kaye Willis in our Complete Property Solutions team who has prepared an article on the on the Proposed Renters (Reform) Bill.


Episode 20: Breathe of Fresh Air: An International Women’s Day Special

We have a special International Women’s Day episode this week. Taking over from myself and Nils O’Donoghue on the MMD Podcast for this episode are Sunnia Khaliq, Abigail Capstick and Jessica Brennan.

Join them as they discuss the gender pension gap, shared parental leave and provide some statistics relating to motoring offences.

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In the News


There have been lots of relevant employment law/HR updates this week.

FTSE Women Leaders Review

The FTSE Women Leaders Review is the independent, business-led framework supported by Government which sets recommendations to improve the representation of women on the Boards and Leadership teams of the FTSE 350 and 50 of the UK’s largest private companies.

According to the latest report, 42% of board positions and 35% of leadership roles in the FTSE 350 are now held by women. However, amongst the 50 largest private companies, women hold 36% of leadership roles and only 31% of board positions.

The FTSE Women Leaders Review have now set a new target of 40% women in leadership roles by the end of 2025. However, the previous target set for 2020 is still yet to be met by 29 FTSE 350 companies: 33% female representation at board level.

Although significant progress has been made to achieve gender balance in leadership and at board level, there is still a long way to go as only 56% of FTSE 350 have either achieved or are on their way to achieving this balance.

The business-led initiative has urged the UK’s largest companies to double down on efforts to increase female representation and said almost every other leadership appointment will need to go to a woman if the 2025 target is to be achieved.


We have lots of exciting events coming up which we would love for you to be a part of.

To register your interest in any event, please email We look forward to seeing you there!



Skilled Worker Visas and Mistakes to Avoid



Thursday 27 March 2024

10:00am – 10:45am

Microsoft Teams

Nils O’Donoghue of Chadwick Lawrence’s Regulatory Team will be presenting a guide to skilled worker visas on 27 March 2024.

The presentation will take place via Teams, and will last approximately 40 minutes.  Nils will talk through what a “skilled worker” is, steps that you need to take in order to ascertain a skilled worker visa for a potential hire or existing employee, and mistakes to avoid.


This week, Kaye Willis from our Complete Property Solutions department has prepared an article on the Proposed Renters (Reform) Bill which is attached to this week’s dispatch. For further information on this matter, please contact us and we will put you in touch with Kaye.

Proposed Renters (Reform) Bill


Through our relationship with Tailored Learning Solutions who provide mental health first aid courses in our business, we are now able to announce that we are running multiple courses at our Wakefield office including the following:

Mental Health First Aid (2 day course)

  • 24/25th April (FULLY BOOKED)
  • 26/27th June
  • 25/26th Sept

Mental Health First Aid – Refresher (1/2 day workshop)

  • 24th September

Suicide First Aid – LITE (1/2 day workshop)

  • 25th June

Suicide First Aid – Understanding Suicide Intervention (1 day workshop)

  • 25th November

Mental Health for Managers Workshop (1 day workshop)

  • 26th April
  • 14th October

The details of these sessions can be found at the Tailored Learning Solutions website:

If you would like further information and details of the cost for these events, please email

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