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Options to beat divorce delays

The last few months have been unprecedented but as we all start to return to work and school, Family Partner Rebecca Silcock explores how Covid-19 is affecting divorce and the court process. While we are all starting to resume our daily lives, it is clear that the impact of Covid-19 in terms of back logs…

Advance Directive vs Lasting Power of Attorney for Health & Welfare

This year has been a challenge for us all but if we were to highlight one positive impact that the Coronavirus has had, it would be that it has made us all think about putting our affairs in order. When planning for the future this often includes setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), of…

Welcome back to our offices

As we welcome clients back into our offices we understand that after a few months at home this might be a little daunting. Our ‘What to expect’ video, we hope, will answer any questions you may have and help put your mind at rest that your safety and that of our teams is our priority….

Covid-19 responsibilities for landlords & tenants

As lockdown continues to ease and businesses look to invite staff back into the office, landlords and tenants of multi-occupancy offices will need to work together to ensure the safe re-occupation of everyone with minimal disruption. Commercial Property Solicitor, Jenna Allsop reviews some of the immediate practical and legal points that both landlords and tenants…

What does the stamp duty holiday mean for you?

  The chancellor last week announced a temporary holiday on stamp duty on the first £500,000 of all property sales in England and Northern Ireland. The tax threshold has been temporarily raised until 31 March 2021 to boost the property market and help buyers struggling because of the coronavirus crisis. Residential Property Partner, Alison Treble…

How to approach redundancy as the furlough scheme winds down

  As the Government furlough scheme starts to change in preparation for it to end in October, inevitably we will see a rise in redundancies as businesses struggle to recover from lockdown. How employers approach redundancies during a difficult time will be key to avoiding employment tribunal claims in the future. These Q&A’s have been…

The importance of succession planning for the farming community

  The emergence and rapid escalation of Covid-19 has over the last few months, amongst other things, made us all rethink the precautions we have in place to protect our assets. Having a succession plan in place will not only help to secure business continuity but also help prevent a lot of heartache for loved…

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…

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…

Buying & Selling businesses post Covid-19

After a period of record M&A activity over the past decade, business engaged in M&A activity now face unprecedented disruption. Some acquisitions are still being completed in sectors unaffected, or at least less affected, by the pandemic but the majority have been either been placed on hold whilst the full extent of the pandemic fallout…