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Settlement Agreements for furloughed / redundant employees

Emily Yeardley
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With all the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and increasing unemployment rates, being told that your employment is ending will undoubtedly be a distressing and worrying time. Some employers are offering Settlement Agreements (a legally binding agreeing...

Statutory redundancy payments for furloughed employees

Emily Yeardley
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Statutory redundancy payments (what the law says an employee is entitled to be paid if they have been continuously employed for 2 years and are made redundant) are calculated based on an employee’s length of service, their age and a...

Entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay during self-isolation for Covid-19 amended

Emily Yeardley
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Update correct as at 6 August 2020 The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No.5) Regulations 2020 came into force on 5 August 2020. They extend the entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay from 7 to 10 days where an individual self-isolates...

Employment Appeal Tribunal - It's not all about the money!

Emily Yeardley
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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that employees can pursue an unfair dismissal claim even though no compensation may be awarded, provided the claim has a reasonable prospect of success. In Evans v London Borough of Brent ,  Dr Evans...

Gas safety and evictions: a welcomed decision for landlords

Danielle Dyer
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Landlords will be pleased to hear that not serving a gas safety certificate before a tenant goes into occupation at a property is no longer fatal to their chances of serving a valid section 21 notice to evict the tenant. The decision of Caridon Property...

One wrong digit and my inheritance was gone

Scott Johnson
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A recent article in The Guardian shows the dangers of giving the wrong account details when arranging bank transfers.  The article reports that the client was in discussions with the solicitors dealing with his late father’s estate, regarding the...

No fault divorce: the biggest reform to divorce in 50 years

Wendy Armstrong
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Divorce laws in England and Wales are finally set to change after the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons on 17th June 2020. The bill will reform the traditional fault-based system by...

What are your Rights as a Guarantor?

Mark Ridley
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Have you ever been asked to guarantee a loan so that your friend or someone in your family can borrow money? Or have you guaranteed a loan to help someone? It is not unusual for people to ask those close to them to do this and most will agree so that they...

Bourne Blades Fundraiser: John O'Groats to Land's End

Hannah Tinsley
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Last month volunteers from local football club Bourne Blades ran and cycled the distance from John O’Groats to Land’s End in a virtual relay to raise money for two local charities. An initial group of 30 volunteers, including three members of the...

Contracts v Coronavirus

Danielle Dyer
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The country and indeed most of the world, are locked down to help in the fight against Covid-19, as these unprecedented times have seen a suspension of our normal ways of life, business and trading.  As lawyers, we are being asked more and more: What...

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