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Is my lockdown will invalid?

In order for a will to be valid, its execution needs to comply with various formalities which are set out in the Wills Act 1937. This includes the requirement for the will to be signed in the presence of two or more witnesses. However, social distancing...

Pre-Nups - not just for celebrities and the super-rich!

COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of our lives and as we get into the ‘new normal’ we’d like to say congratulations to those couples who have weathered the storm and got engaged during lockdown, and to recognise those couples who have had...

Redundancy payments for furloughed workers

COVID 19 – Furloughed employees entitled to full redundancy payments On 30 July 2020, the Government announced a new law which ensures that employees made redundant during furlough will not be financially worse off merely because they have been...

Getting back to work and the new normal

COVID 19 - Guidance for businesses getting back to work Now that restrictions are easing, employers are facing new challenges: understanding ‘the new normal’, how to get their employees back to work safely and how to get their business...

Covid-19 - Notice Pay

Some much-needed clarification of notice pay calculation . . .  When the government first introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme there were a number of issues which were unclear, the majority of which have now been clarified.  One such...

Struggling to get your money back?

Our dispute team are busy helping both companies and individuals get what’s owed to them – and having great success! Need help with debt recovery? Good cash flow is essential for any business, even more so at this time, when all businesses have...

Making a socially distanced will

There has been a 70% rise in the number of people looking for help to write and update their wills, during the coronavirus pandemic, but the current social distancing measures have made this a challenging process.  Not least because UK rules, dating...

Advice to holidaymakers - cancellations due to Covid-19

On 17 March 2020, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advised against all non-essential travel, resulting in many cancelled holidays. While some travel providers are cancelling flights and holidays and issuing refunds to consumers, others are issuing...

Furlough Leave - updated news and guidance

COVID-19 – An update on Furlough Leave Since our last article on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Leave) the Government has published a number of updates to the guidance. These updates have clarified a few areas of uncertainty that...

Covid-19 Joint Property Rights

It’s been drummed into all of us: stay at home.  But what if home is shared with someone that you don’t want to share it with?  What can be done? If domestic abuse is a factor, there is clear guidance. The government advice is...
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