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


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


Brexit...What next

6th July 2016

With Britain voting to leave the European Union, we look at what’s next and how long it will take. This is no short-term relationship where you can un-follow, delete and move on from the EU. There is a formal legal process called Article 50 - but it's never been used and when it was created nobody thought anyone would… Read More


Bank holidays and employment rights

28th April 2016

With the spring and summer bank holidays approaching we set out a simple guide to employee’s rights in relation to bank holidays. Right to time off? Employees have no statutory right to take bank holidays off work. Their employment contract may grant them such a right, but there is no statutory entitlement to it. In industries such as… Read More


Do you offer your employees a salary-related pension scheme?

5th April 2016

From the 6 April 2016, the current state pension system will change. The current system will continue to apply to those who are already of state pension age. The changes will affect those who reach pension age on or after 6 April 2016, therefore this will affect you personally if you are: a woman born on or after 6 April 1953 a man born on or… Read More