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Extension of Forfeiture Restrictions is good news for Commercial Tenants – Landlords not so much

Posted on 19th March 2021 in Property Litigation

Extension of Forfeiture Restrictions is good news for commercial tenants, but not so much for landlords. In response to the UK Government’s road map out of the pandemic, restrictions on commercial lease forfeiture for rent arrears imposed by the Coronavirus Act 2020 are set to be extended until 30 June 2021.

Posted by

Josh O’Neill

Solicitor

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Sepsis death after series of hospital errors

Posted on 17th March 2021 in Medical Negligence

A recent news article tells the story of a four year old boy who died from sepsis after hospital doctors sent him home before test results confirmed that he had a potentially deadly infection.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Kids Company: what can we learn from what went wrong?

Posted on 17th March 2021 in Charities and Social Enterprise

The recent decision of the High Court not to uphold director disqualification proceedings brought by the Official Receiver against the former trustees and CEO of the Kids Company charity has reopened much debate within the charity sector.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

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Creation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney have been steadily increasing over the last few years

Posted on 15th March 2021 in Probate & Wills

Further to International Women’s Day at the beginning of this week, it is great to see that the trend for the number of women planning for their and their family’s future, by creating Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, has been steadily increasing over the last few years.

Posted by

Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor

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EU makes draft GDPR adequacy decisions on personal data transfer to the UK

Posted on 11th March 2021 in Intellectual Property

The European Commission (EC) has published draft adequacy decisions for personal data transfers from the EU into the UK. This will begin the process of allowing data transfer between the EU and UK to continue.

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor

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Notice Periods and Eviction Extension update

Posted on 11th March 2021 in Affordable Housing

Yesterday, the government released the following update: The ban on bailiffs enforcing possession orders by warrants and writs is extended to 31 May 2021.

Posted by

Sarah Schooling

Associate and Solicitor

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Affordable Housing legislation update

Posted on 10th March 2021 in Affordable Housing

Stephen Burtchaell, head of our Affordable Housing team, gives an update on the latest Housing laws.

Posted by

Stephen Burtchaell

Partner and Solicitor

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Why your charity's risk register should include governance

Posted on 09th March 2021 in Charities and Social Enterprise

Kids Company has made the headlines again following the judgment of Mrs Justice Falk in the action brought by the Official Receiver against the trustees of the charity under the Disqualification of Directors Act 1986.  It’s a long and detailed judgment which we will not review in this insight, but it has brought, again, into sharp focus the role of trustees within a charity or not for profit organisation and the essential need for good governance.

Posted by

Amy Laver

Partner and Solicitor

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Changes to Minimum wage and National Living Wage

Posted on 09th March 2021 in Employment

Minimum wage increases come into force from 1st April each year and this year is no exception, with the latest rates also being announced in the 2021 Budget. If you have not already done so, now is the time to check you have the appropriate pay adjustments in hand.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Acting as Attorney or Deputy under Covid-19 Restrictions

Posted on 05th March 2021 in Later Life Planning, Coronavirus Pandemic

If you are acting as an attorney or deputy for a vulnerable person, you might be finding it difficult to know what you can and cannot do under the current restrictions. The Government has now updated its guidance for attorneys and deputies, following the recent announcement regarding their roadmap for easing restrictions.

Posted by

Emma Ruttley

Solicitor

Insights

Key points you need to know from the 2021 Budget

Posted on 04th March 2021 in Family Law, Employment, Residential Property, Later Life Planning, Company & Commercial, Coronavirus Pandemic

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered the 2021 Budget, which extended several Coronavirus support schemes and outlined plans for the country’s post-pandemic recovery.

Posted by

Amy Laver

Partner and Solicitor

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Furlough Scheme extended until September 2021

Posted on 03rd March 2021 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

The Government has confirmed that in the 2021 Budget the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of September 2021.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor