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Free Webinar for Businesses on 23rd June 2020 at 11am

Coming back to Work “Employer’s Obligations & Avoiding Liability Claims”

With companies preparing themselves to get their staff back to office environments over the coming weeks and months, an upcoming free of charge Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce webinar will focus on the obligations of employers and how to avoid any liability claims featuring expert speakers from Ashbourne Insurance and Curwens Solicitors. The online event will be taking place on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 from 11-11:45am. To book visit:

From an insurance perspective, Peter Smits, Managing Director at Ashbourne Insurance, will provide guidance on how to safely reinstate business following recent government announcements. From buildings and premises, to people (including staff and visitors) and reviewing equipment/machinery, he will offer help to delegates to plan reopening with a measured approach.

Kaajal Nathwani, Partner, Employment Law, at Curwens Solicitors, from an employment law perspective will discuss employer obligations, give guidance on how to ensure that adequate health and safety measures are taken to facilitate return to work, and avoid any potential claims.

Photo Caption (left to right): Peter Smits, Managing Director, Ashbourne Insurance and Kaajal Nathwani is Head of the Employment Department at Curwens

Peter Smits, Managing Director said, “Our team have been supporting businesses throughout the Covid lockdown period and as more and more companies are being encouraged to get back to office premises Ashbourne are able to provide advice and guidance through this challenging time. I am delighted to support all the members and visitors of Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce alongside Curwens at a time when business owners need us the very most.  Ashbourne have been sharing top tips via LinkedIn, Facebook, our website, and twitter throughout the Covid19 breakout in the UK. We always pride ourselves in helping customers over our 40-year history so our support at this uncertain time is very much customary professional practise. In saying that, as a third-generation family business we truly understand the stresses that SME businesses and local residents have been going through and are eager to help even more people at this time. We can review insurance policies and advise if they are suitable for individual business and personal needs. I look forward to meeting new business connections and existing customers on the Webinar on 23 June. Thank you to Alison White at Herts Chamber for organising the event.”

Peter Smits was appointed Managing Director of multi-award-winning Ashbourne Insurance in 2008, where he has worked for over twenty years. He has been a key member of the Keychoice Broker Forum (Insurance Industry) for a few years where he provides significant input and guidance to help shape the direction Keychoice takes for its members. Peter also sits on the steering committee of David Lloyd Police and Crime Commissioner’s “Hertfordshire’s Independent Business Advisory Group (IBAG)”.

Kaajal Nathwani is Head of the Employment Department at Curwens Solicitors and has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law. An accomplished litigator, Kaajal has advised both individuals and businesses on complex disputes in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal. Kaajal is experienced drafting bespoke employment contracts, policies and procedures for businesses as well as providing guidance for employers & employees through complex and sensitive disciplinary and grievance situations.

Ashbourne Insurance have been offering a wide range of business and personal insurance for over 40 years along with a claims advisory service. It is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

The webinar will be recorded and available for viewing after the event across the Herts Chamber platforms such as YouTube for those who are unable to attend.

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