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Postponement of 2020 Lloyd Addison's Moveable Feast

24 Jun 2020

We’re sorry to announce that Lloyd Addison's Moveable Feast has been postponed until 21 September 2021 due to the current coronavirus (Covid-19) situation. 

The difficult decision was made by the Moveable Feast committee, supported by Parkinson's UK. 

For those of you that have secured and paid for tickets for 2020, your booking will automatically roll over into the 2021 event.

If you are unable to attend please email fundraising@parkinsons.org.uk for a refund.

Landlords, are you worried that you failed to serve a Gas Safety Certificate?

22 Jun 2020

Gary Leverett has some good news for landlords, following a recent Court of Appeal decision.

Furloughed Workers

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. 

 

Coronavirus Implications for Residential and Commercial Tenancies

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.

Coronavirus - how will it affect child arrangements?

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...

Lasting Power of Attorney - Q&As

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...

Help with making or amending a Will during coronavirus lockdown

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*.

The Commercial Lease Process

23 Mar 2020

Juliet Farrington-Breeze, a solicitor in our commercial property department, outlines the process of renting commercial property.

 

Renting commercial property

Coronavirus - employers' and employees' rights

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...

Helping to speed up the process of divorce...

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?

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