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Furlough scheme and redundancies

Some employers are still claiming under the furlough scheme for their workers and can continue do so until the scheme ends in September 2021.  The furlough scheme has been extended a number of times since it was introduced with the most recent...

Wham! and will disputes

You may well be asking yourself how one gets from the hit eighties duo to The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Following George Michael’s death in December 2016 it was revealed that his Will left the majority of his...

How do I prove that a will has been forged?

It is not uncommon for family members to claim a Will has been forged, particularly where the provisions of that Will are less favourable than expected. However, unsupported suspicions will not be enough to persuade a court that a Will is a forgery. The...

Making a will - why you need a solicitor

Without a will in place clients have no control over what happens to their hard earned wealth (often referred to as your estate). Your estate will be shared out in a standard way defined by the law – which isn’t always the way you might want. ...

Joint property ownership - who inherits?

A property is owned by more than one person for a variety of reasons, the most common being between couples or business partners. However few appreciate that people who own a property jointly can choose whether to own it as “joint tenants” or...

Buying a house? Buyer beware!

Buying a house? – Buyer Beware! “Caveat Emptor” is a Latin phrase which translates to “let the buyer beware”, and applies to all contractual property purchases.   In other words, the obligation is on the buyer to find out...

Enforcement - what are the rules in the current climate?

With the introduction of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020 we look at some of the changes in standard litigation procedure in England & Wales. The extension of notice periods under the Housing Act 1988; A...

Working from home and keeping safe and healthy

Working from home?  Whether you are an employer or employee, here’s what you need to know about health and safety duties, and the physical concerns that can arise from remote working. With so many people still working from home, and likely to do...

Kate Garraway and the legal protections we should all have in place

Kate Garraway’s heart-breaking story of her husband Derek’s year-long battle with Covid has been made even more complicated by the lack of legal protection she and Derek had in place. Kate was unable to access...

Forfeiting a lease: a lifeline for commercial landlords

Business tenancies are protected by the Coronavirus Act 2020, restricting the landlord’s ability to forfeit a lease for non-payment of rent, at least until the end of March 2021.   However, if a tenant is in breach of any other lease...
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