New law on making Wills

29th Jul 2020

The government has confirmed that the law will change in response to the difficulties the coronavirus pandemic has presented for people wanting to make a Will. Social distancing, self-isolating and shielding have meant that some people have not safely been able to satisfy one crucial element of a v...

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Redundancy and settlement agreements

17th Jul 2020

The furlough scheme has done its bit to limit job losses over the last few months, but the changing economic scene is now presenting a harsh reality for businesses and workforces. Many employers are looking to scale-back their operations, and pretty quickly. It means redundancies are on the cards....

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Is now really the time to chase debts?

3rd Jul 2020

As many businesses edge towards operating as they did pre-pandemic, the commercial battle scars are now in full view. Sadly, some companies have not survived the last few months of restrictions. And even for those that have weathered the storm so far, the financial future looks extremely uncertain....

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Divorce in Lockdown

12th Jun 2020

Much has been written lately about the pressures that COVID-19 has placed on families and relationships. The loss of loved ones is of course the most tragic and hard-hitting. But financial difficulties, restrictions on freedom, and working from home can also place significant strains on people. Thi...

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Homeworking and conflict

17th Apr 2020

With many people in the country now working individually from home, the likelihood of conflict between colleagues may well have plummeted. Those irritating habits that once came between two people – using the wrong mug, or talking too loudly on the phone – do not now manifest themselves...

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8th Apr 2020

With working from home being the new norm for many employees for the time being, businesses everywhere are having to adjust to a completely new way of operating. Homeworking isn’t a new concept, so it’s something most employers will have come across. In ordinary times, it is a type of f...

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Coronavirus and my children

30th Mar 2020

With families across the UK and far beyond facing incredibly difficult challenges, we want to reassure you that we are here for you. A particular concern raised by a number of our clients in recent days is in relation to arrangements for their children. Parents who have separated or divorced and wh...

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Keeping your Will safe

28th Feb 2020

You’ve made a Will, but can you remember where you put it? It’s all very well going through the process of setting out who should benefit in particular ways after your death, but those wishes may not be carried out if your Will cannot be found. As with all official paperwork, your origi...

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