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Expanding our corporate & commercial team

Read about our double appointment as we set out plans to expand our corporate and commercial offering Major investment in two new Directors is set to help us expand our corporate and commercial offering over the next twelve...

Fair dismissal for refusing to wear a facemask

An Employment Tribunal has found that a lorry driver was fairly dismissed for refusing to wear a face mask while on a customer’s premises but still in his cab. Mr Kubilius worked for Kent Foods as a delivery driver. As per the company's employee...

Employment Law Update

What’s on the horizon for employment law in 2021? A number of employment law changes were scheduled to take place last year, some of which were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  However despite this, employment law continued to evolve and...

Employing EU workers in the UK from January 2021

Brexit has resulted in uncertainty about the relationship between the UK and the EU and, in particular, how the right of Freedom of Movement for citizens of its member states will be affected. From 1 January 2021 Freedom of Movement between the UK and...

Further suspension on evictions until January 2021

Whilst evictions have been suspended owing to the second lockdown, it had already been determined that under the government's three tier system, any evictions in high tier areas would be suspended. However, recent developments mean that as of 17...

Latest update on the furlough scheme

On 05 November Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the government will extend the current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which offers 80% pay up to £2,500 per month. This came as a surprise to most given that the Government had said the scheme...

The Inheritance Act - second marriages and step-children

The recent case of Weisz v Weisz (2019 EWHC 3101 (Fam)) illustrates the common issues that can occur between a second spouse and their step children following a death. The brief facts are that Mr Weisz’s estate was in the region of £4 million...

Commercial lease forfeiture moratorium

Is Forfeiture of Commercial Leases still an option in light of the extended moratorium? The Government recently announced that the moratorium on forfeiture of commercial leases for non-payment of rent has been extended from 30 September 2020 to 31 December...

Redundancies after furlough - expert advice for tough times

In response to the adverse economic conditions arising from the coronavirus outbreak, the government announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on 20 March.  The aim of this Scheme was to avoid redundancies, if possible, by alleviating the pressure...

Project Speed - radical changes to planning classes

As part of the Government’s “Project Speed”, radical changes are being made to the Use Classes System in a bid to regenerate the High Street and offer greater flexibility to our Town Centres.  These changes take effect from 1 st ...