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Insights

What should I do, I have received a letter from social services in respect of my children?

Posted on 17th April 2020 in Family Law

It is likely to be extremely worrying if you receive a letter from children’s social services headed “Letter before Proceedings”.

Posted by

Mark Williams

Partner and Solicitor

Insights

Caveat – Stop Probate

Posted on 16th April 2020 in Dispute Resolution

In most cases, a Grant of Probate is required for the estate to be dealt with and administered. Without the Grant of Probate, an executor will not be able to sell any property which belongs to the deceased, nor will they have the authority to deal with the estate’s assets.

Posted by

Martin Laver

Partner and Solicitor

Insights

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

Insights

Changes to the Statement of Truth

Posted on 09th April 2020 in Affordable Housing

Just a quick (non coronavirus) update to say that from 6 April 2020, the statement of truth which must accompany any statement of case (sometimes called a “pleading”) or witness statement should now state:-

Posted by

Sarah Schooling

Associate and Solicitor

Insights

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

Insights

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

Insights

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

Insights

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

Insights

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

Insights

Rights of light: building owner entitled to injunction even though development was complete

Posted on 06th April 2020 in Affordable Housing

A warning against the dangers of developing without regard to your neighbours.

Posted by

Stephen Burtchaell

Partner and Solicitor

Insights

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

Insights

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