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30/09/2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) Regulations 2020 came into force. Do they go further than necessary?

Irina Polyakova

The new Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) Regulations 2020 came into force on Sunday, 27 September 2020.

The Regulations set out mandatory periods for self-isolation and a duty to notify the Secretary of State of the names of people in the same household of anyone who has tested... Read More


30/09/2020

COVID-19: Chancellor announces Job Support Scheme as part of Winter Economy Plan

Irina Polyakova

On 24 September 2020, the Chancellor announced the Job Support Scheme that will run for six months from 1 November 2020.

An HM Treasury factsheet outlines how the Job Support Scheme will operate:

  • To be eligible, an employee must be on their employer's PAYE payroll on or before 23 September 2020... Read More

29/09/2020

Conveyancing FAQs

Chris Brierley

Q. What is Conveyancing?
A. The procedure for transferring ownership or certain rights in property from one person to another.
Q. Do I need a Solicitor?
A. In most cases banks and building societies will insist on a solicitor dealing with the mortgage. Given the value... Read More


28/09/2020

Virus transmission spike is matched by divorce advice spike

Zahra Nawaz

There are concerns that the latest spike in coronavirus transmissions may see more relationships taking a hit, after a surge in divorce enquiries following the nationwide lockdown.

Back to school traditionally sees a peak in petitions for divorce, but this autumn has seen a bigger number of distressed couples... Read More


23/09/2020

Companies with EU customers must act now

Chris Taylor

When the transition period ends and the UK’s exit from the European Union is complete, businesses with customers in Europe will need to keep on the right side of data protection legislation.

Under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation – or GDPR as it is known – there are strict... Read More


03/09/2020

Sole Trader, Partnership or Company - Which Business Model is Right for You?

Deborah Melluish

If you are setting up a business, you may have questions about which business model is right for you. The way in which you set up your business can have implications for tax, how you are paid, ownership of the business, how business decisions are made, and the level of administration you may need to do. As a result,... Read More


27/08/2020

Competition Law: Lessons to be learned from the Roland price fixing case

Chris Taylor

In July 2020 the Competition & Markets Authority fined supplier of electronic musical equipment, Roland, £4million for enforcing Resale Price Maintenance on its electronic drum kits.

The case

The CMA found that between 7 January 2011 and 17 April 2018, Roland set minimum prices for its... Read More


25/08/2020

Checking all your t’s and c’s match up to the new normal

Chris Taylor

Companies should prioritise risk management in their approach to business and review their third-party relationships and contracts as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

While the degree of disruption to supplies and staffing has settled since its initial peak, it is still fragile, and the future uncertain.... Read More


20/08/2020

Remote family court hearings - how do they work?

Zahra Nawaz

The introduction of social distancing in response to the coronavirus outbreak has caused disruption to many vital services – including in the justice system. Many services that would typically have taken place face-to-face have been adapted to meet the challenges of our current climate. One such service is family... Read More


20/08/2020

Could you be leaving your health, care and welfare decisions to a stranger?

Lucy Cortis

The importance of an LPA for Health & Welfare was recently highlighted by the organisation 'Solicitors for the Elderly' that found that 99% of respondents were leaving decisions about health and welfare to chance and a further 41% admitted to having made no provision for later life including a Will, Pension Plan... Read More


10/08/2020

Coronavirus – protecting you and your family

Charlene Vilia

We all want to protect our loved ones during this strange and uncertain time. Many people continue to work from home, schools are due to reopen but we’ve see local lockdowns and tighter restrictions in some areas.

So what steps can you put in place to protect yourself and your loved ones?

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10/08/2020

Have a coffee with....

Chris Taylor

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What’s your favourite kind of coffee?

Black coffee. Chocolatey, nutty flavours are my favourite. When I can, I try to grind my own as I love the smell of freshly ground coffee and I you can really get the different flavours across coffees.

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