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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...

Lasting Power of Attorney FAQs

Living in these uncertain times makes the need to get your affairs in order even more important.  Who would have predicted the pandemic that took over our lives almost twelve months ago would still be restricting our day to day movements? We all know...

Debt Recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic

The management of cash flow is imperative to ensure the successful operation of every company/business, regardless of its size.  Talbots Law’s Debt Recovery and Dispute Resolution team have been extremely busy over the past few months both in...

Lockdown 2021 Child Arrangements - what now?

Following yesterday's lockdown announcement by the PM, we have received numerous queries from people who are worried about the contact/care arrangements for their children. In March 2020 the Government and top Judges set out clear guidance for...

Modern day slavery

What are employers' obligations and how can they help to eradicate modern day slavery? The history of slavery spans many cultures, nationalities and religions from ancient times to modern day. Many people believe slavery is a thing of the past but...

What is a right of way?

A right of way (also known as an “easement over land”), gives a person (or people) the right to use a part of land that is owned by someone else, in a specific way, or for a particular purpose, despite the fact that they don’t own it. ...

Mirror wills - reflecting on the alternatives

Mirror wills are wills made by two partners where both wills leave all of their property in the same way. This usually means leaving everything to each other and then dividing the funds on the second death between children. In the case of a couple with one...

Changes to National Living and Minimum Wage

Chancellor Rishi Sunak recently announced increases to both the National Living and Minimum Wage. There will be an increase of 19p for the National Living Wage (NLW), unfortunately this was 3.4% lower than expected. However from April 2021 the NLW will be...
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