Job Losses as a Result of the Winding Down of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

1st July 2020

Following HMRC’s announcement on 12 June confirming the winding down of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), many employers may have no choice but to start thinking about reducing their work force. We have seen many big companies recently making redundancies, here, we address questions we find employers are asking in these difficult times. Can employees be made redundant… Read More


Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from 1 July 2020

29th June 2020

With many changes to the Furlough Scheme around the corner, here we set out what employers can expect over the next few months. Closure to New Entrants From 1 July 2020, employers will not be able to furlough anyone new (unless they are returning from family leave). In order to be furloughed after 1 July, the employee must have previously been furloughed for… Read More


The grand re-opening of non-essential shops

24th June 2020

Yesterday, the government announced that all non-essential shops can re-open on 15 June.  This includes all retail shops, money branches such as post offices and money businesses as well as markets and car dealerships. On May 25 the Government updated its guidance on working safely during coronavirus, including a section on shops and branches. If you are looking to re-open your… Read More


Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Employment

24th June 2020

What changes has the Government made to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)? Ordinarily to qualify for SSP an employee or worker must be absent from work due to incapacity. This would not normally include a person who is self-isolating without suffering symptoms. However with effect from 13 March 2020, a new piece of legislation provides that a person in self-isolation is deemed incapable… Read More


WILL SIGNING DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

24th June 2020

During these unprecedented times many of our clients have asked how they can execute their will in order to make it a proper legal document whilst still observing proper social distancing. This brief guide contains some options available to you which comply with the government’s guidelines of remaining a minimum of two metres apart at all times, whilst… Read More


Contesting a will

18th April 2019

If you are a beneficiary of a Will which you believe the deceased was put under pressure to sign and you wish to contest the Will read on for some sound initial advice.   It is not uncommon for loved ones that thought they would be included in a Will to be disappointed when they discover they are not,… Read More



Employment Law Update

15th February 2018

5 Key Dates and Changes in 2018 1. Gender Pay Gap Reporting To address the gender pay gap, the Government has introduced a new requirement for all large organisations (those with 250 or more employees) to publish statutory calculations each year including the difference in hourly earnings between male and female employees as well as the gap in bonus pay. Public sector employers must… Read More


Use a solicitor or an on-line DIY facility? You decide...

21st February 2017

Sue Brakell, our Private Client Solicitor with over 30 years’ experience flags up the dangers of DIY legal forms: Over the past few years there has been a rapidly growing market for DIY legal forms that allow people to create legally binding documents through online tools and shop-bought kits.  The latest documents to be marketed in this way are… Read More


Holiday from hell? Flight delayed? Claim compensation while you can!

15th September 2016

The holiday season is well underway and with the British weather as unpredictable as ever many of us are flocking overseas to seek out that all important summer sun. When things don’t go to plan, and our flight providers get it wrong resulting in delayed and cancelled flights, the EU provides that compensation should be made available to… Read More