02 Apr 2020
The government has introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to support businesses and workers during the current crisis. This has resulted in employers placing some of their workforce on furlough leave.
Employment lawyer Natalie Peacock answers some frequently asked questions regarding furloughed workers.
An important disclaimer: the answers given below are as the situation stands on 1 April 2020. The advice is subject to change as this is an evolving situation.
02 Apr 2020
The current restrictions imposed by the government to enforce social distancing, in an attempt to counteract the Coronavirus pandemic, will have serious and, possibly, drastic implications for all businesses. They will also affect the ability of residential tenants, homeowners and business owners to pay their rent and mortgages...
The Government has enacted the Coronavirus Act 2020 (the Act) to help alleviate some of these economic problems and to try and contain - and, hopefully, eventually eradicate - the pandemic that is sweeping through the country.
27 Mar 2020
With the UK facing the most severe restrictions in its history, many parents will be wondering what this means for arrangements for their children, particularly where parents are separated. Sophie Smith, an associate solicitor in our family department, gives her advice...
25 Mar 2020
In these extraordinary times, families are talking more, even if they can't see one another. Issues that are often put aside are being discussed, such as Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). We thought it would be helpful to put together some Q&As that explain more about LPAs and why they are so important...
24 Mar 2020
During these unprecedented times there is a lot for people to deal with. We’re all thinking a lot about our families, talking to each other and reaching out to older relatives. The situation is prompting people to think about issues that are often put to one side, such as making or updating your Will or putting in place a Lasting Power of Attorney*.
23 Mar 2020
Juliet Farrington-Breeze, a solicitor in our commercial property department, outlines the process of renting commercial property.
Renting commercial property
04 Mar 2020
Employment lawyer Natalie Peacock summarises the rights of employers and employees in the event that businesses or staff members are affected by coronavirus...
27 Feb 2020
Our senior partner, Jane Anderson, explains how we can help speed up the process of divorce.
My husband and I have decided to go our separate ways. It is very sad. We have really made an effort to make it work but despite counselling feel that it is best for us to part. We are still good friends though and would like to sort everything out as quickly as possible. What is a ‘quickie’ divorce, and can we get one?
27 Feb 2020
You may have seen a recent article in the press about a horrified landlord spotting their rented property advertised on Booking.com as a holiday let. Gary Leverett from our Litigation department looks at how landlords can prevent this happening in the first place - and what to do if an unwanted sublet takes place...