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Introducing the ‘No-Fault’ Divorce

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill is set to become reality after it received Royal Assent on 25 June 2020 as the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020. So if you are considering divorce, what are the benefits for you and is it worth waiting for the new law to come into effect? Why did the…

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…

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…

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…

What is Contentious Probate?

  The scope of disputes under the banner of Contentious Probate is endless and in recent years there has been a significant increase in cases. Essentially, Contentious Probate is where there is a disagreement after someone has passed away about the distribution of their estate. Disputes Partner, Luke Watson discusses some examples of typical disputes:…

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…

Placing a loved one in a care home during Covid-19

In these uncertain times many people are understandably worried about elderly or vulnerable relatives currently in care homes and keeping them safe. For this reason, many care homes recommend that family members don’t visit and instead keep in touch with loved ones via phone or video calls. But what should family members do if they…

How will Covid-19 change the property industry?

  As today sees the housing market in England begin to reopen after seven weeks of lockdown, Residential Property Partner Alison Treble considers what life might look like on the other side of the pandemic for the property industry. A move to the country The acceptability of home working has undoubtedly been accelerated as a…