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Flexible Furlough   Recently updated !

From the 1 July, as part of the Governments plan to re-open the UK and kick-start our economy, employers can now bring furloughed employees back to work, while still being able to claim under the CJRS for the hours not worked. The new arrangement is known as ‘flexible furlough’. It is important that employers agree on any new flexible arrangements with the employee and confirm […]


What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? How do I make one?

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that lets you appoint a nominated person(s) to make decisions on your behalf.  There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA): Health & Welfare Property & Financial Affairs A Health & Welfare Power of Attorney can only be used by your attorney if you have lost mental capacity and are no longer able to […]


DIY Wills and the hidden risks

It is important to make a Will, no matter how old you are, but an increasing number of people are deciding to opt for DIY Wills. At the outset, DIY Wills can be seen as an inexpensive option.  However, the legal costs involved to remedy their potential errors, may well exceed the cost of a professionally prepared Will.  Moreover, it might not be possible to […]


Job Loss & Employment Law Advice

These are worrying times for all of us. The natural feelings of uncertainty will, of course be made worse for the many people who have just lost their jobs. Fears of financial difficulty are piled upon worries for your own health and the health of loved ones. All this can be a distraction, but distractions can lead to even greater problems. The general rule is […]


Employers Liability for Data Breaches

The UK Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the case of a claim brought against Morrisons supermarkets by various former and current employees. The claim relates to a data breach which occurred in 2014. Background Morrisons employed Andrew Skelton as part of the internal audit team. In late 2013 he had the task of sending the entire payroll to external auditors, as he […]


A Loveless Lockdown?

For some, the prospect of being quarantined with their partner will be a welcome opportunity to spend time together, yet for others, it may force tensions in their relationship to rise to the surface. Therefore, many couples could be very likely facing the reality of a relationship breakdown in due course. Are you already facing difficulties in your relationship? If your relationship is already strained, […]


Making a Will & Discounted Fees

It is important to make a Will, no matter how old you are. You are ensuring that the people you want to benefit from your estate will inherit it. About a third of people in the UK have made no provision at all for old age, whether through writing a will, contributing to a pension or creating a lasting power of attorney. This is quite worrying. If you die […]


Child Arrangements and Coronavirus

During these difficult times, many parents will be worried about the impact that the Coronavirus is having on existing child arrangement orders and future hearings. Our blog acts as guidance only and not for your specific case. The overall message is to follow Government guidance, act sensibly and contact us for further advice on 01792 468684. The main question – can I have contact with […]


Conveyancing and Coronavirus – The Implications

They say moving home is one of the most stressful times in your life, but how about moving home in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic? A question from many at the moment is – what is the impact of the coronavirus on my residential conveyancing transaction? The Law Society recently shared what they determined to be some new and perhaps unique issues that buyers […]


‘Pet’ Nuptial Agreements

Recently in the media, I’m A Celebrity presenter Ant McPartlin and ex-wife Lisa Armstrong made headlines after finalising the settlement of their £31m divorce. But the news that a judge had been required to rule joint custody of their Labrador Hurley, because they couldn’t agree between themselves, caught the public’s attention. They aren’t the only ones to dispute canine custody: in 2016, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard also fought over their Yorkshire […]