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Has lockdown forced you to separate again?

Exiting a relationship is always tricky and takes us through a journey of bereavement whether we are the one that is leaving or the one who is being left. The process of bereavement requires us to enter into various stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. For many couples this year who having made…

Watch Maeve England & Tom Webb in the latest Bath Life Business Surgery: The way ahead in the new world

Lockdown has given many business owners the opportunity to plan their futures but also created a number of challenges which need to be resolved. Maeve and Tom cover everything from short-term contract issues to lease re-negotiations to longer-term planning including getting everything in order to prepare a business for exit.   If you are thinking…

How will social distancing affect the Family Court?

While lockdown is starting to ease it is becoming clear that the need for social distancing will continue for many months to come.  With this in mind, Victoria Cobham looks at a recent report ‘The Road Ahead’ by the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, setting out how the Family Court in England…

Why are Lasting Powers of Attorney so important?

The last few months have left many of us feeling uncertain about our future. The emergence and rapid escalation of COVID-19 has, amongst other things, made us all rethink the precautions we have in place to protect our assets. A Lasting Powers of Attorney is a precaution you can put in place right now that…

Introducing the new Flexible Furlough Scheme

  On Friday 12 June 2020, several of the government guidance documents were updated to provide further detail on part-furlough. Sean McDonough sets out a checklist of the key points employers need to know about the changes that take effect from the 1 July. As businesses start to re-open and restrictions continue to ease from…

How will the new Corporate Insolvency & Governance Bill help companies avoid insolvency?

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (the CIGB) published on 20 May 2020 will bring in the biggest reforms to the UK’s restructuring and insolvency regime since 2002. The CIGB has been introduced on an emergency basis to form the centre piece of the Government’s Coronavirus business legislative strategy in an attempt to prevent the tsunami…

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Scheme) Explained

On the 29 of May The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced more details of the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), including bring forward by one month the option to bring furloughed employees back part time. With so much information coming out from the Government at the moment, Employment Partner, Sean McDonough highlights the…

Domestic abuse – help is out there

With calls to the National Domestic Abuse helpline up by 49% in the weeks since lockdown began, Family Solicitor, Victoria Cobham discusses the signs of domestic abuse and where to go for help if you need it. Domestic abuse can take many forms and does not necessarily have to include physical violence. It is a pattern…

Watch Sean McDonough and Lucy Cotterell in the latest Bath Life Business Surgery video.

Listen to their insight on the current employment and HR issues facing many businesses today. Please get in touch if you need advice at this time we are here to help.

What can I do to secure the future of my business after lockdown?

Following the Government’s announcement of its exit from lockdown plan and the subsequent easing of restrictions, now is the time for businesses to focus on what their business will look like post Covid-10. Corporate Commercial Partner, Tom Webb discusses some of the key areas that businesses could be looking at in order to prepare themselves…