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Bermans will review your business’s credit control policy and design an updated policy tailored to suit your requirements, completely free of charge.

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Joseph Thompson


Joseph joined Bermans as a Paralegal in the Asset Based Lending team in July 2021.

He completed the LPC at The University of Law Chester and has previous experience working in Private Client and RTA Insurance before pursuing a career in Commercial Law.

He assists in asset finance and invoice finance work for a broad range of lenders and financial houses.


T: 0161 393 7126

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Tara Farrelly

Tara Farrelly

web-tara2Trainee Solicitor

Tara joined our Manchester office in September 2021, and is currently a Trainee Solicitor in our Insolvency and Financial Rescue team, having previously studied Law at Liverpool John Moores University and having completed the LPC LLM at the University of Law Liverpool.

Tara has experience of advising companies, individuals, directors, creditors and insolvency practitioners in respect of both contentious and non-contentious insolvency assignments.

Tara has previously worked as Legal Assistant on debt recovery matters at a law firm in Liverpool.

Tara lives in Salford and likes to keep fit by running and going to the gym.  She plays both the fiddle and concertina and also likes to paint in her spare time.


T: 0161 827 4614

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Solaman Naveed


Trainee Solicitor

Solaman joined Bermans Liverpool office in September 2021 and is a Trainee Solicitor in the Property Team, having previously studied Law at the University of Liverpool.

He works with SME’s and private individuals, dealing with commercial transactions including acquisitions and sales of commercial property as well as dealing with both freehold and leasehold residential property transactions.

He lives in East Lancashire and likes to keep fit by swimming and playing 5-a-side football.  In his spare time he likes to read about history.


T: 0151 224 0512

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Praesidium HR Enquiry form






Praesidium is a fixed-fee employment package for employers large and small, which provides guidance on all aspects of employment from recruitment to termination.

Bermans offers Praesidium as a full package or for a more tailored service, businesses can cherry-pick which elements of the service are most appropriate to you.

Complete the form below to obtain a quotation



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Stephen Green



Stephen is a partner and heads up the Commercial Team, having joined Bermans in June 2021.


After qualifying as a solicitor in 2008, Stephen has trained and worked at a number of large regional firms; as well as working in-house. He is a highly experienced commercial contracts lawyer with in-house experience (including working with major international brands), and has good experience working for international companies. This in-house experience gives Stephen a commercial approach in problem solving, which assists clients in achieving their commercial goal and objectives.

Stephen advises on all types of commercial contracts and arrangements. This extends to agency or distribution, confidentiality, consultancy, cooperation, event management, outsourced services, sponsorship, software or website development, equipment or venue-hire, intellectual property rights and licensing, trade mark licences and standard terms and conditions of trade, service and supply. He advises clients in a wide range of sectors and industries; including the cosmetic, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, leisure, retail and sports.

In addition to his commercial contracts experience, Stephen has substantial experience in the sports sector, and is an important part of the growing Bermans Sports Team. Before coming back to private practice in 2019, Stephen was senior legal counsel at MATCH Hospitality, providing legal and commercial advice in connection with a number of major sporting events; including the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia™ 2017, 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, the ATP Tennis Finals (at the O2 Arena in London) and the Formula One Paddock Club. He was also previously lead legal adviser to the T20 Caribbean Premier League.


Tel: 0161 827 4612

Mob: 07917 913348

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Faizan Nayyar


Faizan joined Bermans Manchester office in January 2021 and works within the Corporate department.

Faizan assists and works closely with the Corporate team on various corporate instructions involving due diligence, disclosure and the review and drafting of supporting transactional documents.

Faizan graduated from the Legal Practice Course in Manchester and has previous experience of working on a variety of corporate transactions including share/asset acquisitions and disposals, company reorganisations, restructures, demergers, incorporations and also private equity.

Outside of work Faizan enjoys dining out, keeping fit at the gym, partaking in sports and is an avid hiker. He also has a keen interest in sports, science, film and culture.


T: 07730 045930

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Notice pay under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Guidance has now been updated with an important change in relation to claiming for notice pay:-

Under the updated rules, an employer cannot claim for any days on or after 1 December 2020 during which the employee was serving a contractual or statutory notice period for the employer (this includes people serving notice following a resignation).

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Rent Arrears


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