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COVID 19 Advice in Relation to Property Transactions

Andrew Pedley

31 March 2020

In light of the current Corona pandemic the Law Society and HM Government have issued guidance in relation to all property related transactions.

The Law Society guidance must at times be read in conjunction with government advice and the advice provided by the Law Society should in no... Read More


Coronavirus - Job Retention Scheme

Lewis Holroyd

Businesses, charities, recruitment agencies (workers paid through PAYE) and public authorities can claim under the Job Retention Scheme. You must have created and started a PAYE payrolls scheme on or before 28 February 2020 and have a UK bank account. The government doesn’t envisage many public sector... Read More


CMA launches taskforce to combat price exploitation

Chris Taylor

The Competition and Marketing Authority (CMA) announced last week that it is launching a taskforce to deal with businesses that try to exploit the situation and take advantage of consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CMA has already contacted traders and platforms regarding excessive pricing of hand... Read More


Countdown to contract changes for employers

Lewis Holroyd

Employers are on countdown for new requirements on employment contracts. From April, the statutory requirements around statements of particulars are changing and being extended to include all workers, not just employees. It means that anyone starting work on or after 6th April 2020 will be entitled to a written... Read More


Eaton Smith - COVID-19 Business Update

Deborah Melluish

We are still very much open for business but just a little differently...

Following the Government’s announcement our office is closed and most of our team are now working remotely. We aim to provide the same high standard of services as usual.

During this time the best way to contact us will... Read More


Keep data in lockdown while tackling the virus crisis

Chris Taylor

Businesses processing personal data need to keep protection of customer and employee data at the front of continuity planning as they tackle the coronavirus threat.

Staff are likely to be working remotely or in different circumstances which could make customer information more vulnerable to data breaches, and... Read More


Sunak splashes the cash in post-Brexit budget

Deborah Melluish

New chancellor promises to support individuals and business as country tackles coronavirus threat.

Business rate cuts, cash grants for small enterprises and support for both employees and employers on sick pay were among the emergency announcements designed to tackle the impact of the coronavirus in... Read More


The Coronavirus and employees

Lewis Holroyd

With more than 300 cases of Coronavirus confirmed in the UK, it’s a good time for companies to consider contingency plans and ways to protect their employees and for ways to protect the business itself.

Some workplaces will be more at risk of infecting spreading than others but there are a few things that... Read More


The day cryptocurrency came of age

Chris Taylor

The continued growth in cryptocurrencies has seen both legitimate investors and fraudsters attracted to the blockchain technology, but a court ruling that Bitcoin constitutes property under English law is likely to have far-reaching implications for all users. 

The effect of the ruling in... Read More


Employment & Immigration Law Update Seminar

Irina Polyakova

Wednesday 26th February 2020

8.30am - 10.00am

14, High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2HA

Irina Polyakova, Senior Solicitor in our employment team will be joined by Arta Heath, specialist immigration lawyer, from MY UK Visa. They will discuss:


Time to talk about workplace mental wellbeing

Irina Polyakova

Time to Talk Day on Thursday 6th February 2020 is an opportunity for employers to review policy and culture against best practice in employee mental wellbeing

Workplace mental wellbeing is a top concern among employers, according to European-wide research[1].   

According to the World Health... Read More


Entrepreneurs’ Relief – under threat in the Budget 2020

Alison Palmer

Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) was put in the spotlight by both Labour and the Conservatives during the election campaign at the end of last year with Labour saying they would remove it completely and the Conservatives proposing a review and reform but they didn’t submit any detailed proposals. With the Budget... Read More