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Is missing Inheritance Tax deadlines reasonable due to Coronavirus?

Posted on 10th June 2020 in Later Life Planning, Coronavirus Pandemic

For those of us who are having to deal with tragic loss and then the administration of a loved one’s estate, surely, then, the Revenue would permit us some breathing space on the usual Inheritance Tax filing deadlines?

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

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Furlough Scheme month by month overview

Posted on 03rd June 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

The government has published more information about upcoming changes to the furlough scheme. Here is a month by month summary of the changes.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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We guide you through the health protection regulations 2020

Posted on 13th May 2020 in Affordable Housing, Coronavirus Pandemic

These regulations implement the change that have been announced over the past few days (but with greater clarity). The regulations are a fairly easy read so if you want to know what can and can’t be done under “lock down”, the regulations should be your first source rather than Kevin or Karen off of Facebook.

Posted by

Sarah Schooling

Associate and Solicitor

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Supplier and Customer Contracts during Coronavirus

Posted on 05th May 2020 in Company & Commercial, Coronavirus Pandemic

It is worth reviewing your contractual obligations not just with employees but also with clients / customers and your bank.

Posted by

Amy Laver

Associate and Solicitor

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Financial Support for Businesses during Coronavirus

Posted on 05th May 2020 in Company & Commercial, Coronavirus Pandemic

A drop in productivity, and/or reduced demand could cause cash flow issues for many SMEs during the Coronavirus outbreak and beyond. Projections have always been a key tool for businesses and as the uncertainty surrounding Covid 19 and its economic effect continues, potentially never more so.

Posted by

Amy Laver

Associate and Solicitor

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Opening of workplaces during Coronavirus

Posted on 04th May 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

Current guidance is for everyone to work at home if possible and only to leave the home to go to work where absolutely necessary. This has led to confusion about what those businesses incapable of working from home should do and how they balance performing contractual commitments with protecting employees. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 26 March 2020 and attempts to provide much needed clarity.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Looking After Relatives in Care Homes During Covid-19

Posted on 28th April 2020 in Probate & Wills, Coronavirus Pandemic

In these uncertain times and with official guidance changing on a regular basis, many people are understandably worried about their elderly or vulnerable relatives

Posted by

Emma Ruttley

Solicitor

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I was going to sell my house. Should I wait until all this is over?

Posted on 24th April 2020 in Residential Property, Coronavirus Pandemic

While every transaction is different, it will generally take 2-3 months from the date a buyer is found to the buyer getting the keys, i.e. completion. Taking into account that lead-in time, there is logic in sellers still trying to get their house sales tied up now, and we continue to be instructed on new deals.

Posted by

Nick Conner

Partner and Solicitor

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Is your business ready for life after furlough?

Posted on 24th April 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

The good news is that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended and will now run until 30 June 2020. But what happens when it ends?

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Solicitor

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Care during COVID-19

Posted on 14th April 2020 in Family Law, Coronavirus Pandemic

My colleagues specialising in domestic abuse have noted a marked increase in the number of enquiries since the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown.

Posted by

Mark Williams

Partner and Solicitor

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What you need to know about furloughing staff

Posted on 09th April 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

Last month the government announced that under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), all UK employers will potentially be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary by ‘furloughing’ employees.

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Solicitor

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Data protection: are emails to customers about coronavirus a marketing communication?

Posted on 08th April 2020 in Intellectual Property, Coronavirus Pandemic

Businesses justifiably want to let people know that they are still open. However, an email to their entire database should be viewed with caution because it risks breaking the law on email marketing.

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor