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Domestic Abuse calls up by 25%

Posted on 07th April 2020 in Family Law, Coronavirus Pandemic

The Charity Refuge has confirmed that The National Centre for Domestic Violence has already seen a 25% increase in calls and online enquiries to their service.

Posted by

Chloë Harvey

Chartered Legal Executive

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Working from Home – Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Posted on 06th April 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

The number of employees working from home has increased significantly following government advice to avoid unnecessary travel and to encourage employees to work from home where possible.

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Solicitor

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Opportunities and challenges for social housing into 2021

Posted on 06th April 2020 in Affordable Housing, Coronavirus Pandemic

With Coronavirus obviously taking the main spotlight for most of 2020, as well as continued debate over Brexit, financial and political uncertainty and the climate, there has only recently been a focus on residential and social housing issues across the country.

Posted by

Stephen Burtchaell

Partner and Solicitor

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The Coronavirus Act 2020: lockdown and death registration

Posted on 03rd April 2020 in Probate & Wills, Coronavirus Pandemic

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.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

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Support for directors and the self-employed during Coronavirus

Posted on 02nd April 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

The government has recently released further details around the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme aiming to support directors and shareholders of companies, as well as further schemes to help self-employed individuals during this time.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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I am a victim of domestic abuse, can I still get help?

Posted on 02nd April 2020 in Family Law, Coronavirus Pandemic

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.

Posted by

Sarah Miller

Associate Member of CILEx

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Divorce and Coronavirus

Posted on 01st April 2020 in Family Law, Coronavirus Pandemic

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?

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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Covid 19 Update – 31.03.20

Posted on 31st March 2020 in Affordable Housing, Coronavirus Pandemic

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?

Posted by

Jenny Lloyd

Associate and Solicitor

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Data protection: European Data Protection Board issues statement that may inform the ICO’s approach during the coronavirus pandemic

Posted on 31st March 2020 in Intellectual Property, Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

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.

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor

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Are the Courts still dealing with disputed Will claims during the Covid-19 crisis?

Posted on 30th March 2020 in Dispute Resolution, Coronavirus Pandemic

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.

Posted by

Martin Laver

Partner and Solicitor

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Changes to the Civil Procedure Rules relating to Possession

Posted on 30th March 2020 in Affordable Housing, Coronavirus Pandemic

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.

Posted by

Sarah Schooling

Associate and Solicitor

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What can charities do to re-purpose restricted funds to release additional funding?

Posted on 27th March 2020 in Charities and Social Enterprise, Coronavirus Pandemic

Many charities are in desperate need of alternative sources of funding to maintain vital services to beneficiaries whilst the coronavirus crisis continues.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor