In response to the increasing challenge of Coronavirus and in light of rapidly evolving advice,
Tozers has taken steps to ensure that we continue to provide you with our usual client service
whilst also maintaining the safety of our clients and colleagues. Please see our full update
With the country adjusting to lockdown, the Coronavirus Act 2020 has brought in new measures to cover a wealth of subjects, from financial assistance for businesses, to procedures to boost numbers of healthcare professionals.
The recent measures being implemented across the country to tackle Coronavirus (COVID-19) have the potential to cause increased anxiety for those currently suffering or at risk of suffering domestic abuse.
As we all find ourselves in lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19 and navigating the ‘new normal’, many couples are facing the reality of a relationship breakdown. But what steps can you take at this particularly difficult time to protect your future?
Apart from this starting to feel like the log from the Starship Enterprise – and we are indeed boldly going where no man has gone before – today’s update contains:
• New laws and regulations
• Which Court is open near me and for what?
On 20 March the EDPB made a statement on processing of personal data in the context of coronavirus. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) is the European body tasked with providing guidance aimed at ensuring consistent application of data protection regulations throughout member states.
The Courts remain in operation and are hearing trials and applications albeit remotely, like most of us! You will still be able to dispute a Will and issue a claim through the Courts but, for the moment, most aspects of the claim will be dealt with electronically.
Further clarification has been given via an update to the Civil Procedure Rules regarding possession proceedings and proceedings “seeking to enforce an order for possession by warrant or writ of possession”. The text, lifted directly from the announcement is below.
The Government have asked that everyone work from home where possible. With this in mind, we will all be working from home. We are therefore available should you have any queries or problems. As usual, just email in or give us a call. We remain available to undertake court work including applying for injunctions and possession claims.