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EWIF November Meeting

1 November 2017

 

The South Region group of Encouraging Women Into Franchising (EWIF) held their November meeting for 2017 at Canon UK’s offices in Reigate. Chaired by Kate Matthews the group enjoyed discussions on hot topics in franchising, including the impact of the new General Data Protection Regulation from Europe. With guest speakers from Avant Healthcare Limited and HSBC sharing best practice points, the meeting was an informative and enjoyable event.

  

 



Chambers UK 2018 Legal Rankings Launch

1 November 2017

 

Helen Kate and Harriet attended the prestigious Waldorf Hotel for the launch of the Chambers UK 2018 legal rankings. The firm, Helen and Kate individually were delighted to be recognised and ranked in the legal directory with their legal peers. A time for celebration!

  

 



Law Society Breakfast Seminar
12 September 2017

 

Kate Matthews participated in the Law Society Breakfast seminar on future regulatory aspects for the legal profession and solicitors in particular. It was an informative and lively debate on the future of the profession.

 



BFA Forum Meeting

12 September 2017

 

The BFA forum meeting was well attended by the bfa accredited affiliates. Kate Matthews QFP enjoyed the interchange of industry ideas and sharing of best practices promoted by the event.

  

 



Harriet’s First Year of Qualification
8 September 2017

 

Boddy Matthews enjoyed a Friday afternoon treat, celebrating Harriet’s first year of qualification!

  

 


 

Lincoln’s Inn Garden Party
6 July 2017

 

Helen, Kate and Harriet had a lovely evening at Lincoln’s Inn Garden Party enjoying the barristers hospitality. A great networking opportunity in a fantastic location.  

  

 



Henley Regatta
1 July 2017

 

The semi finals at Henley Regatta was the venue for the Boddy Matthews Summer team outing. An enjoyable day for all!

  

 



The BFA Annual Conference
28th / 29th June 2017

 

The BFA Annual Conference at the ICC in Birmingham was a great success. Kate Matthews was presented with her certificate following her accreditation as a BFA Qualified Franchise Professional in 2016.

  

 



Hardwicke Chambers
20 June 2017

Kate and Harriet enjoyed the ambiance and tour of the Sir John Soane Museum very well hosted by Hardwicke Chambers and easy to get to as demonstrated by Kate's friends car outside.

  

 



7th Annual EWIF Awards
16 May 2017

Melody Hossaini was the excellent key note speaker at the 7th Annual EWIF Awards in franchising hosted by RBS in Bishopsgate. Kate was delighted to be a finalist again this year for the prestigious EWIF award of service provider of the year to the franchising community, an Award she previously won in 2016. The event was a great tribute to those who encourage women into working in franchising.

  

 



Finalist in the EWIF National Awards
15 May 2017

Boddy Matthews is delighted that Kate is once again a finalist in the EWIF national awards for service provider to the franchise industry for 2017. This Award is once again sponsored by The Franchise Show . Kate won this prestigious coveted Award in 2015 and has been a finalist in the consecutive years after that. Kate attended an exclusive event for EWIF finalists and sponsors at the acclaimed M hotel in London to receive her finalist certificate.

  

 



Section of International Law American Spring Meeting
27 April 2017

Kate is part of an international legal panel of experts speaking about the legal implications of Brexit and its impact on international transactions today at the Section of International Law American Bar Association Spring Meeting in Washington DC. The subject has generated much interest with the USA and other lawyers worldwide.

  

 



EWIF South Meeting
4 April 2017

The EWIF South Meeting today chaired by Kate Matthews and hosted by Blake Morgan at their offices in Southampton were inspired by speaker Donna King from Franchise Finance. The group had a lively and informative discussion about developments in the franchise industry.

  

 



Wonderful Women's event
22 March 2017

Boddy Matthews solicitors know many wonderful women. The team of Helen, Kate and Harriet were therefore delighted to host a table at the Wonderful Women's event at Sandown Park in aid of the cancer charity CANFC. A bit of fun was had by all.

  

 



Mums Enterprise Road Show
23 February 2017

Kate enjoyed talking with attendees at the Mums Enterprise Road Show at the AMEX stadium in Brighton as part of EWIFs team. Business was booming quite literally!

  

 



The Franchise Show
18 February 2017

 

The Franchise Show at EXCEL was the focal point for Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews on Saturday. As Chair for EWIF South region, Kate with fellow volunteers for EWIF manned the advisory stand to help those considering a career in franchising.

  

 



The British & International Franchise Exhibition
20 January 2017

 

Boddy Matthews Intern, Alex Byrne, attended the British & International Franchise Exhibition at Olympia, London. He attended various interesting seminars on the different aspects of franchising and was able to meet members of the franchise industry.

  

 



New Year Celebrations
26 January 2017

 

The Boddy Matthews team enjoyed the company of a number of fellow professionals and contacts at Cote Brasserie in Reigate as part of the Boddy Matthews Solicitor’s New Year Celebrations.

  

 



New Year meetings for the South Region of EWIF
18 January 2017

 

Kate Matthews chaired the First of the New Year meetings for the South Region of Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF). The group had a lively discussion on a number of hot topics for the coming year 2017 and upcoming events for EWIF.

  

 



 

Christmas Party 2016
16 December 2016

 

The Boddy Matthews team had great fun at their inter office Christmas table tennis jamboree and party meal. Seasons Greetings for 2017

 



Surrey Chambers of Commerce Christmas lunch
4 December 2016

Boddy Matthews solicitors Helen Kate and Harriet enjoyed the festive spirit at the Surrey Chambers of Commerce Christmas lunch. Don Wales was an excellent guest speaker and aims to break more world speed records for the Campbell family with another Bluebird style vehicle.

  

 



D&T Christmas Party
1 December 2016

Kate and Harriet of Boddy Matthews solicitors joined the franchising professional community in celebrating Christmas "with a bounce" courtesy of the D&T Christmas party at the Bounce table tennis venue. An excellent “well matched” event!

  

 



HSBC Christmas Event
1 December 2016

The HSBC Christmas event in Canary Wharf was well attended by the franchising community. Kate and Harriet of Boddy Matthews solicitors enjoyed the networking and economic business discussions in the fantastic setting overlooking London by night.

  

 



British Franchise Association Women's Day
17 November 2016

Kate of Boddy Matthews thoroughly enjoyed the motivational and inspirational day and in particular the brilliant keynote speech by Mandy Hickson the former Royal Air Force fast jet pilot at the British Franchise Association Women's Day.

  

 



Admission as Solicitor
11 November 2016

 

Harriet enjoyed celebrating her formal admission as a newly qualified solicitor at the Law Society in Chancery Lane.

  

 



 

The Boddy Matthews Autumn 2016
10 November 2016

 

The Boddy Matthews Autumn 2016 event got off to a flying start in the newly opened i360 British Airways tower at Hove with fabulous views followed by dinner overlooking the iconic Brighton shoreline. Well worth a trip!

  

 



Chambers UK 2017 Book Launch
1 November 2016

Helen Boddy, Kate Matthews and Harriet Hutchinson attended the Chambers UK 2017 Book Launch at The Waldorf Hilton in the Aldwych and were pleased to learn that they continue to be ranked amongst the country’s top practitioners.

  

 



South Regional Meeting for Encouraging Women Into Franchising
1 November 2016

The Boddy Matthews team hosted the South Regional Meeting for Encouraging Women Into Franchising at Robert Denholm House. Kate as regional chair drew on the successes and achievements over the year for 2016 to encourage more participation from members and guests for 2017.

  

 



NG Finance Evening
17 October 2016

Hispania in the City was the appropriate setting for the NG Finance evening attended by Kate and Harriet of Boddy Matthews Solicitors. The discussions about valuations of international companies particularly in the football sector between attendees from varied European and international countries in light of Brexit were enlightening.

  

 



Commercial Litigation Conference 2016
10 October 2016

The Right Honourable Lord Justice Jackson opened the Commercial litigation conference 2016 at the Law Society with his key note speech on disclosure issues. Kate of Boddy Matthews participated in the ensuing interesting discussions.

  

 



London Seminar in Partnership Succession Planning
4 October 2016

Cristina Ghica the Romanian lawyer member of our overseas best friends network IABLF from the Cristina Ghica Law office and Kate of Boddy Matthews solicitors attended the London seminar in partnership succession planning today. The discussions were informative for the professional services industry.

  

 



Harriet Hutchinson's admission to the Law Society
3 October 2016

Boddy Matthews Solicitors celebrate Harriet Hutchinson's admission to the Law Society as a newly qualified Solicitor on 3 October 2016. Congratulations Harriet.

  

 



Shadbolt Reunion
23 September 2016

Helen Boddy enjoyed a fantastic evening on 23 September 2016 with former Shadbolt colleagues at a Shadbolt reunion kindly organised by Crown Office Chambers at the Madison Rooftop Terrace One New Change St Paul’s London EC4. It was great to see so many familiar faces who had come from near and far to catch up and have some fun.

  

 



2016 National Conference
22 September 2016

As Regional Chair for Encouraging Women into Franchising for the South, Kate of Boddy Matthews chaired a group session at the 2016 National Conference. Clive Sawyer of Business Options, Clare Davis of Nova Associates and Celia Delaney were entertaining and inspirational speakers.

  

 



 

European Premiere of the new Bollywood blockbuster
14 September 2016

 

Helen, Kate and Harriet were proud to be invited as VIP guests to the European Premiere of the new Bollywood blockbuster Janaan at the O2 London. Janaan received substantial funding from Boddy Matthews clients Pepe’s Piri Piri Group and Munir Hussain who has a keen interest in promoting Pakistan cinema worldwide. We thoroughly enjoyed our VIP experience, in particular meeting friends and families of Pepe’s Piri Piri Group and the stars of the film.

  

 



The European Women Lawyers' Association (EWLA)
11 July 2016

Harriet Hutchinson our Boddy Matthews Trainee solicitor in her last seat attended the European Women Lawyers' Association first Summer Reception
in Brussels. The guest speaker Ms. Christine Roger, Director-General in the
Council Secretariat responsible for Justice and Home Affairs gave an insightful
speech about women in the legal profession. This was followed by an opportunity
to network and enjoy the sunny weather on their roof terrace.

  

 



Visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union
5 June 2016

Harriet Hutchinson our Boddy Matthews Trainee solicitor helped to organise a trip to the CJEU for 10 trainee solicitors based in Brussels. The visit was extremely interesting and the group were able to sit in a hearing in relation to a fundamental aspect of EU Law, heard in front of the Grand Chamber of 15 Judges. The group also had a tour of the Court and had lunch with UK Advocate General Sharpston and UK Judge Ian Forrester who both shared interesting stories and anecdotes.

  

 



Garden parties in Lincolns Inn and Inner Temple
30 June 2016

 

Boddy Matthews attended the various garden parties in Lincolns Inn and Inner Temple with Kate Matthews and Will Saward enjoying the barristers hospitality.

  

 



BFA Annual Conference - Baroness Karren Brady
24 June 2016

 

The riveting speech of Baroness Karren Brady struck a chord with Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews Solicitors at the bfa Annual Conference closing ceremony, with insight into business leadership skills and top tips to succeed relevant for franchising and in the general global business sector.

  

 



BFA Annual Conference - Iwan Thomas MBE
23 June 2016

 

Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews Solicitors enjoyed a quick dance with Iwan Thomas MBE the athlete and one of the key note speakers at the bfa Annual Conference in the Midlands. His speech was a tribute to motivation and hard work.

  

 



Brussels Agenda Newsletter
16 June 2016

 

Our Trainee Solicitor Harriet Hutchinson is currently on secondment to the UK Law Societies Joint Brussels Office. Click here to view the PDF of the latest edition of Brussels Agenda Newsletter which focuses on migration and also covers topics such as data protection, trade and taxation.

  

 



Brussels Trip
15 June 2016

 

Helen and Kate visited their Boddy Matthews Trainee Solicitor during her six month secondment to the Joint Law Societies Office in Brussels.

  





 

Law Society’s Competition Event
7 June 2016

 

Harriet assisted with the organisation of the Law Society’s Competition event held in Brussels in conjunction with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. The seminar, which was a great success, was on state aid and taxation and provided an opportunity for discussion about the European Commission’s recent decisions regarding national tax treatment of a number of multinational companies. Speakers included a number of practitioners and Helena Malikova of the Commission DG Competition. The event was particularly topical given the Commission’s publication on 7 June of its decision to open an investigation into a tax ruling given by Luxembourg to McDonald’s

  

 



 

European Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference in Prague
28 May 2016

 

Helen attended the European Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference in Prague. This was extremely well attended by over 450 Employment lawyers from all over Europe. Topics discussed included Human Migration Across Europe, the On-Demand Economy/ There’s An App for That, Recent Decisions and Current Cases Before the European Courts to name but a few.

 

As well as networking with the other delegates, Helen also took the opportunity to visit local firms in Prague to explore synergies and ways of working together or referring work.

  

 



 

Employment Lawyers’ Association Annual Conference in London
27 May 2016

 

Helen attended the Employment Lawyers’ Association Annual Conference in London with a packed agenda including a plenary session on Mental Health in the Workplace and break out sessions on Changing Employees’ Terms and Conditions, Employment Status and TUPE.

  

 



2016 EWIF Awards
27 May 2016

 

Many congratulations from Boddy Matthews solicitors to all Winners and Finalists at the EWIF Awards this week and a special thank you to Caprice the keynote speaker.

  

 



 

BFA London franchise forum meeting
26 May 2016

 

Kate Matthews participated in the lively debate at the bfa London franchise forum meeting where franchise territory mapping was one of the hot topics.

  

 



2016 EWIF Awards
24 May 2016

 

With Caprice as the head note speaker the 2016 EWIF Awards were guaranteed to be a huge success. Finalist for 2016 Franchise Service Provider of the Year Kate Matthews from Boddy Matthews enjoyed meeting Caprice and all attendees at the event in London.

  

 



 

Finalists for the franchising awards by EWIF
23 May 2016

 

A fabulous evening at the Gherkin was held in honour of the finalists for the franchising awards by EWIF. Kate Matthews is finalist for the franchise Service provider of the year 2016 which she won last year in 2015.

  

 



EU regulatory framework for financial services Conference
17 May 2016

 

Our trainee solicitor, Harriet, who is currently on secondment to the Law Societies' Joint Brussels Office attended a conference at the European Commission on 17 May 2016. The conference was a public hearing on the call for evidence following a review of the EU regulatory framework for financial services. It was a very interesting day with Commissioner Hill giving the keynote speech and being attended by a wide range of professionals in the financial and company sector across Europe.

  

 



South Regional Chair of Encouraging Women into Franchising
19 April 2016

 

South Regional Chair of Encouraging Women into Franchising, Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews chaired a lively EWIF meeting with guest speakers from “Itsmycolour" Franchise and a demonstration of what colours to wear. The meeting in Southampton was well attended and enjoyed by all.

  

 



Wonderful Women event at Sandown Park
13 April 2016

 

Kate and Helen of Boddy Matthews Solicitors enjoyed hosting their guests at the Wonderful Women event at Sandown Park. It was an inspirational evening in support of the charity Auditory Verbal UK.

  

 



Shortlisted as a Finalist in the 2016 EWIF Awards
12 April 2016

 

Boddy Matthews solicitors are delighted that Kate Matthews has again been shortlisted as a Finalist in the 2016 EWIF Awards in the Service Provider Category. Kate was the Winner in the EWIF Awards Woman Service Provider of the Year 2015 and has thoroughly enjoyed being an Ambassador for EWIF throughout the year. Best of luck to Kate this year for the Awards Ceremony which is taking place on 24 May 2016.

  

 



2016 Innovation & Excellence Awards - Winner
5 April 2016

 

Boddy Matthews are delighted to win this award for Innovation and Excellence which reflects the nature and quality of our business.

  

 



The Franchise Show
19 February 2016

 

Kate Matthews enjoyed giving support and hopefully inspiration to women finding out about franchising at the EWIF stand at the Franchise Show in Excel London together with other members of the franchise industry.

  

 



Qualified Franchise Professional Award
11 February 2016

 

Boddy Matthews Solicitor Kate Matthews is delighted to have been judged worthy of the award of Qualified Franchise Professional by the BFA for her knowledge of ethical franchising. She said “this is a welcome accolade to reflect the work in the industry in which we specialise“.

 



Reigate Grammar School Careers Evening
8 February 2016

 

Boddy Matthews Solicitors gave top tips to budding lawyers at the Reigate Grammar School Careers Evening. Helen and Kate were in demand as qualified solicitors and partners and answered varied queries on routes to becoming a solicitor and what qualities and attributes make good lawyers. Harriet as a trainee solicitor spoke about her experience and what training was like through University to Law School and then as a trainee lawyer in a practical legal environment.

  

 



BFA London Franchisors Forum in Central London
3 February 2016

 

Boddy Matthews solicitors represented by Kate Matthews actively participated in the BFA London Franchisors Forum in Central London. Attendees from the franchising industry discussed current issues of the day facing Franchisors and Franchisees.

 



Solicitors' Costs Conference 2016
2 February 2016

 

Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews solicitors joined other lawyers and cost draftsmanship for the annual 2016 Solicitors costs conference. Hot issues discussed included litigation funding and fixed fee structures whilst securing access to justice.

  

 



EWIF South Group
26 January 2016

 

Kate Matthews chaired the EWIF South Group meeting in Guildford where lively discussion took place around the 2015 BFA / Natwest Franchise Survey. The meeting was well attended and with interesting points being raised.

  

 



Boddy Matthews Solicitor’s New Year Celebrations
22 January 2016

 

Helen, Kate & Harriet of Boddy Matthews Solicitors enjoyed the company of a number of fellow professionals and contacts at Cote Brasserie in Reigate as part of the Boddy Matthews Solicitor’s New Year Celebrations.

  

 



Client Entertainment
16 December 2015

 

Boddy Matthews Solicitors entertained a select group of clients to cocktails at One Aldwych followed by dinner and dancing at Sarastro’s in Covent Garden as part of their Christmas celebrations.

  

 


 

Christmas Outing
2 December 2015

 

Boddy Matthews solicitors enjoyed the firm's Christmas outing in London by seeing the acclaimed Musical of Elf for the start of the festive season.

  

 



BFA Women in Franchising Event
17 November 2015

 

Boddy Matthews solicitor and partner, Kate Matthews was pleased to meet and hear about Carol Smillie's new business start up at the BFA women in franchising event.

  

 



BFA Women in Franchising Event
17 November 2015

 

Kate was delighted to participate in the BFA women in franchising meeting. It was an entertaining and informative day with a number of great speakers and attended from across the industry.

  

 



Book Launch of The Brief
12 November 2015

 

Kate Matthews enjoyed an entertaining legal evening at Barristers' Chambers No 5 for the launch of Simon Michael’s new book. Mingling with the solicitors and barristers invited, were other authors and Robert Daws, the actor, who also gave a scintillating reading of excerpts from The Brief.

  

 



Tonbridge Half Marathon
4 October 2015

 

Harriet ran the Tonbridge Half Marathon in 2 hours 11 minutes on 4 October. It was a scenic route, albeit very hilly but luckily the weather held out! Well done Harriet!

  

 



Fountain Court’s Barrister’s Chambers Autumn Party
1 October 2015

 

Harriet attended Fountain Court’s Barrister’s Chambers Autumn Party at Fishmongers Hall in London. This was a great venue and networking opportunity meeting lawyers, solicitors and barristers in diverse practice areas, not only from the City of London.

  

 



Ceremony of the Opening of the Legal year
30 September 2015

 

Kate Matthews was a guest at the prestigious party for the ceremony of the Opening of the Legal year held in the Princes Room at Middle Temple. This event was hosted by the American Bar Association for guests which included many Presidents of European Law societies and bar councils including the Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar council to start the Legal Year.

  

 



Coast to Capital LEP Women in Business Event
29 September 2015

 

Helen and Kate attended this inspiring Local Enterprise Partnership event hosted by Canon UK in Reigate and enjoyed talking to other successful business women about their business experiences.

  

 



Fourth Employment Lawyers Transatlantic Conference
28 September 2015

 

Helen Boddy of Boddy Matthews Solicitors attended the Fourth Transatlantic Conference in London organised by the Employment Lawyers Association International Committee in conjunction with the American Bar Association, International Labor & Employment Law Committee of the Section of Labor and Employment Law.

 

Supply chain integrity and labour issues including the new Modern Slavery Act; technology in the workplace and its effect on staff performance, working time, confidentiality, social media policies, blogging and BYOD, alternative working arrangements including developments in flexible, part time, remote and zero hour working, the use of contractors and the risks and benefits to global employers, recent developments in the legal landscape of discrimination and the growth of the low wage economy were just some of the topics on the agenda.

  

 



Annual Meeting of EWIF
24 September 2015

 

Boddy Matthews franchise specialist solicitors were represented by lawyer Kate Matthews at the recent Annual Meeting of EWIF in Stratford upon Avon. Encouraging Women Into Franchising is a dedicated organisation of highly regarded and experienced franchise industry specialists seeking to encourage women into the franchise business environment. Kate is Chair of the South region for EWIF whose next meeting is on 3 November 2015 in Redhill. This promises to be a lively meeting and is free of charge to attend.

  

 



Old Reigatian Rugby Football Club v Pacific Northwest Old Growth

22 September 2015

 

Helen saw the Over 40’s and the Over 55’s meet the Mayor of Reigate and other dignitaries and listened to Reigate St Mary’s choir sing the National Anthems before the kick off of these friendly matches as part of USA and Canada’s Pacific Northwest Old Growth’s Rugby World Cup Tour.

  

 



AIJA 53rd Congress Event
1 September 2015

 

Kate is delighted to be one of the legal expert speakers on international law concepts at the AIJA 53rd Congress event in London on 2 Sept 2015 at The Grange St Paul's

  

 



11 KBW Summer Party
1 July 2015

 

The Sky Garden of the Walkie Talkie Building was the fabulous backdrop for the summer party of 11 KBW. Helen and Kate very much enjoyed the view and tropical gardens.

  

 



Aon Professional Services Group Seminar
1 July 2015

 

Mercedes World was the fantastic venue for the Aon professional services group seminar attended by Helen and Kate and others!

  

 



London Legal Networking Group
25 June 2015

 

Harriet attended the London Legal Networking Group’s Summer Event. The event was well attended by a wide variety of people within the legal profession as well as some great sponsors who gave a short presentation.

  

 



Michelle Mone OBE key note speech
25 June 2015

 

Kate enjoyed the motivational and inspirational key note speech by Michelle Mone OBE and founder of the Ultimo worldwide brand at the BFA Annual Conference.

  

 



BFA Annual Conference
24 June 2015

 

The BFA Annual Conference hosted the Rt Hon David Davis in discussions to promote franchising and the business world. Kate enjoyed the stimulating work and social activities on offer over the two day event at the ICC Birmingham.

  

 




EWIF South Group
4 June 2015

 

Kate Matthews chaired the EWIF South Group meeting in Cobham where lively discussion took place about promoting franchising amongst more groups of people. The meeting was a great success with interesting ideas being raised.

  

 



House of Lords British Expertise Event
4 June 2015

 

It was a lovely evening at the House of Lords to enjoy the summer party of British Expertise where Kate and Helen met up with contacts and old colleagues alike.

  

 




Law Firm of the Year Award
1 June 2015

 

We are delighted to announce that Boddy Matthews Solicitors has again been awarded the 2015 Global Law Experts Franchise Law - Law Firm of the Year in England 2015.

 



Harriet passes Financial and Business Skills Exam
21 May 2015

 

Trainee Solicitor at Boddy Matthews, passed the Financial and Business Skills Exam; part of the professional skills qualification with flying colours achieving 86%. Well Done!

  

 



EWIF Woman Service Provider of the Year 2015
12 May 2015

 

We are pleased to announce that Kate Matthews won the EWIF Woman Service Provider of the Year 2015. Congratulations to Kate Matthews who was delighted to be presented with the accolade of the Woman Service Provider of the Year 2015 by Franchise Elite. The presentation took place at the prestigious EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) Awards at RBS offices in Bishopsgate, London on Tuesday 11 May 2015. Kate is regional co chair for EWIF South East and frequently speaks at EWIF and other franchising events.

  





Employment Lawyers’ Association Annual Conference in Leeds
13 May 2015

 

Helen attended the Employment Lawyers’ Association Annual Conference in Leeds along with some 280 other Employment lawyers. The conference was sponsored by Thomson Reuters and covered a multitude of topics including tax on termination payments, the implied term of trust of confidence in the employment contract, TUPE, data protection and social media and many other developments in the employment arena. The event finished with a networking reception and dinner at the Queens Hotel in Leeds.

  

 



International Bar Association Employment and Discrimination Law conference
30 April 2015

 

Helen attended the International Bar Association Employment and Discrimination Law conference in Rome earlier this month. This prestigious event was attended by Employment law specialists from around the world. The delegates discussed the dynamics of a globalised workforce: challenges and solutions in the modern labour landscape. The conference provided much stimulating and interesting debate and was a great platform to network both with new contacts and cementing relationships with existing friends and colleagues.

  

 



Innovation and Excellence Awards
21 April 2015

 

Boddy Matthews is delighted to have won two Innovation and Excellence Awards for 2015 for Franchising in the UK and for Labour and Employment in the UK. It is a real accolade for our firm to be recognised by Corporate Livewire in this way. We thank all our clients and supporters in helping us with our achievements.

 



Harriet’s graduation from the University of Law
18 April 2015

 

We are delighted to share photos of Harriet’s graduation from the University of Law on 18 April 2015. Congratulations on your achievements so far from Boddy Matthews.

  

 



EWIF Awards
2 April 2015

 

We are delighted that Kate Matthews has again been shortlisted as a Finalist for the EWIF Woman Service Provider of the Year 2015 for her services to and achievements in the franchise sector. The Awards Ceremony will take place in the City of London on 12 May 2015

 



EWIF South Group
12 March 2015

 

The EWIF South Group enjoyed an informative and lively meeting in Southampton chaired by Kate Matthews assisted by Harriet Hutchinson.

 



International Women's Day
6 March 2015

 

Helen and Kate participated with other high profile international and national lawyers and global businesses in the International Women's Day held at the Law Society. The discussions on targets, quotas, gender pay gap and diversity were excellent.

 


 

Royal Alexandra and Albert School Careers Convention
25 February 2015

 

Harriet and Kate enjoyed discussing a career in law at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School Careers Event.

  

 



The Franchise Show ExCel
20 February 2015

 

Harriet and Kate assisted on the EWIF stand at The Franchise Show ExCel. Kate gave a seminar later that day to a packed house on the legal aspects of franchising.

 


 

The Franchise Show
20 February 2015

 

Kate Matthews will be speaking at The Franchise Show on behalf of EWIF on The legal aspects of buying a Franchise at 3pm. All welcome.

 


 

British Franchise Association London South East Forums
4 February 2015

 

Kate Matthews participated in the first of the New Year British Franchise Association London South East Forums. The discussions centred on hot topics affecting franchisors and franchisees alike.

 


 

Arab British Chamber of Commerce Members Networking
4 February 2015

 

Kate Matthews enjoyed the presentation of services to the Arab world at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce Members Networking event in Mayfair.

 



Women in Business event
28 January 2015

 

Helen Boddy and Kate Matthews got the new year off to a good start with their women business colleagues at the Women in Business event co sponsored by Gatwick Diamond and Surrey Chambers.

 



EWIF meetings
27 January 2015

 

Kate Matthews and Harriet Hutchinson attended the first of the year's EWIF meetings at the prestigious House of Lords. A lively and interesting debate was had by all attendees franchisees and franchisees and professional consultants.

 



Thames Outing
18 December 2014

 

The Boddy Matthews team and clients enjoyed an outing on the Thames on the fast speed RIB boats on 16 December 2014 to blast the cobwebs away and bring in the New Year 2015! A good time was had by all when we had caught our breath!

 



Franchise Law Firm of the Year
17 December 2014

 

We are delighted to have won the 2015 Corporate INTL Legal Awards Franchise Law Firm of the Year in England category again, for the second year running.

 



Rehabilitation program for prisoners catering

10 December 2014

 

Boddy Matthews supported the rehabilitation program for prisoners catering at the Clink restaurant at High Down Prison. The meal was fantastic and well worth a visit.

 


 

London Young Lawyers Group Christmas party
10 December 2014

 

Harriet attended London Young Lawyers Group Christmas party for the festive season.

 


 

IABLF launch
28 November 2014

 

The launch of our International Association of Boutique Law firms was very successful. It was attended by the core members: Boddy Matthews from the UK, and those from Romania, the UAE, Bulgaria, Israel, South Africa and France.

 


 

International Association of Boutique Law Firms
28 November 2014

 

The official launch of the International Association of Boutique Law Firms of which Boddy Matthews are the First Principal Member will take place at the Law Society in Chancery Lane. We look forward to welcoming select group of IABLF Members and local dignitaries and businessmen for stimulating discussions to pave the way for future international business opportunities.

View IABLF Agenda

 


 

IABLF Intelligent Life Article
26 November 2014

 

Cristina Ghica the President of IABLF was interviewed in Romania by the Economist. A review of the IABLF article in the November edition of Intelligent Life is a must for those seeking to do business internationally. Kate Matthews fully endorsed the IABLF objectives set out in the article.

View Article

 



National Black Women's Network Forum
24 November 2014

 

Boris Johnson popped in to the National Black Women's Network Forum for Female Business leaders at City Hall in which Kate Matthews and Helen Boddy participated. This motivational event provided an excellent platform to discuss current business issues with Government.

 


 

2014 BFA Women in Franchising Day

20 November 2014

 

Kate Matthews attended the 2014 BFA Women in Franchising Day. The event focussed on mentoring and championing women in business with the key note speech by Catherine Spencer former England Rugby Captain.

 


 

Client Wedding
8 November 2014

 

Helen and Kate (pictured here with other guests) were delighted to join in the celebrations at the wedding of the CEO of a key client of the firm. It was an awesome occasion!

 


 

Regional EWIF Meeting
6 November 2014

 

Kate chaired the Regional EWIF Meeting for the South of England where lively discussion took place about developments in franchising between the franchisor, franchisee and service providers attendees.

 


 

Arab British Chamber of Commerce
6 November 2014

 

Kate was honoured to be a guest at the reception at Claridges hotel for the reappointment of Dr Afnan Al Shuaiby the Secretary General and Chief Executive of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce.

 



Chambers Legal Directories 2015 launch
30 October 2014

 

On 30 October 2014 Helen Boddy and Kate Matthews attended the prestigious Chambers Legal Directories 2015 launch in London to celebrate their top ranking in the Solicitor's legal directory once again. Congratulations!

 



Arab International Women’s Forum
22 October 2014

 

Harriet Hutchinson attended the Arab International Women’s Forum at Willis' offices in London. The conference titled “From Partnership to Prosperity” explored the aim of connecting women in the Arab World, the UK and the International Community seeking to develop commercial relationships and leverage market potential between the regions. It provided a unique platform for collaboration, dialogue and partnership.

 



Arab British Economic Forum
21 October 2014

 

Kate Matthews attended the 2nd Arab British Economic Forum in London for the prestigious occasion of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Royal Free Hospital Jordan and the Speciality Hospital UK. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan was represented by its Ambassador and various Government Ministers and members of royalty from the Arab World.

 



London Professionals
24 September 2014

 

On 24 September 2014, amid the backdrop of glorious views across Tower Bridge and The Tower of London, Kate and Helen attended the RGS London Professionals City Breakfast in Ernst & Youngs newly refurbished 9th floor conference suite - a magnificent venue.

 



Reigate Half Marathon
21 September 2014

 

Boddy Matthews Trainee Solicitor, Harriet successfully completed the September Reigate half Marathon in good time. 2 hrs 12 minutes. Well done!

  

 


 

EWIF London Meeting
9 September 2014

 

The September 2014 EWIF London meeting was attended by Kate Matthews and Harriet Hutchinson at the Palace of Westminster. What a great venue!



 

Harriet Hutchinson joins Boddy Matthews
10 July 2014

 

Harriet Hutchinson joins us as our trainee solicitor and gets to grips with the Law Society.



 

Off the cuff franchising e-book
25 August 2014

 

Read Kate's succinct contribution to the e-book on franchising called "off the cuff franchising". The book features the top 100 quotes from leading Franchisors. The quotes are answers to the question “What’s the one most important thing you’ve learned in your career in the Franchising industry?”

 


 

BFA Annual Conference
27 June 2014

 

Kate Matthews enjoyed the motivational speech by Dame Kelly Holmes at the BFA Annual Conference.

 


 

BFA Annual Conference and Gala Dinner
26 & 27 June 2014

 

Kate attended and participated in the impressive BFA Annual Conference and Gala Dinner on 26 and 27 June 2014 at Heythrop Park where key Franchisor Awards were presented for 2014.

 


 

Boddy Matthews' office outing
7 June 2014

 

Boddy Matthews' first office outing took place at the Epsom Derby on 7 June 2014.

  




Herbert Smith Freehills Alumni Evening
13 May 2014

 

Kate Matthews attended the Herbert Smith Freehills Alumni Evening at the Royal Exchange in London on 13 May 2014 to catch up with old colleagues

  

 


 

EWIF South Group meeting
8 May 2014

 

Kate Matthews chaired a lively meeting for the EWIF South Group pictured here with guest speaker Nick Strong on social media in franchising and Helen Thompson, the co cordinator with Kate of the Group.

 


 

2014 Business Excellence Awards
April 2014

 

We are pleased to annouce we have been short listed for the upcoming 2014 Business Excellence Awards.

 


 

EWIF Awards
April 2014

 

We are delighted that Kate Matthews has been shortlisted as a Finalist for the EWIF Woman Service Provider of the Year 2014 for her services to and achievements in the franchise sector. The Awards Ceremony will take place in the City of London on 22 May 2014.

 


 

IFAA Conference
April 2014

 

Kate Matthews is speaking on 'What is a franchise? Advantages and risks of purchasing a franchise' and 'What are the legal aspects, when buying a franchise?' at the two day conference at IFAA on the 28th April 2014.

 

 


 

Franchise Show 2014
February 2014

 

Kate Matthews had her work cut out at the Franchise Show 2014 at Excel as Ambassador for EWIF.

 


 

British Franchise Association Forum
February 2014

 

Annie Lavelle and Kate Matthews participated at the British Franchise Association Forum.

 


 

IABL founding partner
February 2014

 

On the international front, Boddy Matthews is a founding partner of IABL the International Association of Boutique Law Firms, an elite international group launched in 2014.

 


 

The Small Size Franchise Law Firm Corporate Intl Global Awards
January 2014

 

Boddy Matthews Limited was delighted to win The Small Size Franchise Law Firm Corporate Intl Global Awards of the Year 2014.

 


 

Annual Franchisee Conference
January 2014

 

Helen Boddy was in demand at the Annual Franchisee Conference of a major national and international domiciliary care provider speaking on relevant key aspects of employment law and hot topics in the market place.

 


 

EWIF regional meeting
January 2014

 

Kate Matthews took the Chair again to kick the 2014 year off to a good start with the EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) Regional Meeting for the South.

 


 

Annie Lavelle joins Boddy Matthews
January 2014

 

We are delighted to announce that Annie Lavelle a 6 year pqe solicitor has joined Boddy Matthews as a lawyer as of January 2014. Annie was previously with Abbey Legal Protection as an inhouse lawyer specialising in employment and risk management. She trained with Irwin Mitchell in the City of London prior to that. Annie has recently advised a national financial services company on a senior level restructuring; a national hotel group on day to day employee relations issues ; a national retailer on the potential transfer and closure of a number of stores, involving both potential TUPE and redundancy considerations and a charitable leisure centre on complex employee relations issue involving disciplinary allegations, grievances and sickness absence. Annie also advises on risk management and disputes.

 
     
 

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