November 3, 2020

Did you know that from the 20th May 2020 all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups?  

When someone passes away, one of the questions...

October 26, 2020

Bessie was born 26th January 1892 in Atlanta Texas, one of 13 children to Susan and George Coleman who were sharecroppers.

Bessie’s dream was to be a pilot and after she was denied entry to flying schools in the United States, not just because she was black but also the...

October 22, 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has made an amendment to the Job Support Scheme (JSS) which is due to begin on 1 November 2020.

Here’s what has changed:

  • Employees are no longer required to work 33% of their normal hours, this has been reduced to 20%. Th...

October 16, 2020

The furlough scheme is scheduled to end on the 31st October 2020 but the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise and a full return to the workplace is simply not possible for the foreseeable future.  At the very least the government anticipates that it could be a...

October 8, 2020

Last Tuesday the UK Internal Market Bill had its third reading passed by the House of Commons meaning that this proposed legislation will now move to the House of Lords. If this Bill is passed it will give ministers in the UK the power to rule against the Brexit Divorc...

October 1, 2020

Fantini v Scrutton & Ors

The High Court have recently published a case exposing a pitfall where one party attempted to change their co-ownership in a property from a ‘joint tenancy’ to a ‘tenancy in common.’

You can co-own a property with other people in two ways. You ca...

September 22, 2020

A statutory declaration is a formal statement of fact that is signed in the presence of either a solicitor, magistrate, notary public, or commissioner for oaths.

It is a document where the declarant signatory confirms that something is true to the best of their knowledg...

September 14, 2020

The 1st September 2020 marked the beginning of the end of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘furlough scheme’). Back in March 2020 the furlough scheme was set up to take the sting out of the global pandemic which saw global economies shut down almost o...

August 27, 2020

Next week thousands of children will turn 18. Some of these children will be the first of many children to make withdrawals from their Child Trust Fund that their parents or guardians may have set up for them.

The Child Trust Fund is a long-term tax-free savings account...

August 18, 2020

The Guardian Online has reported, a perhaps not so startling statistic for employment lawyers to believe, that two thirds of UK’s furloughed workers have in fact continued working. The survey carried out by economists from the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Zuri...

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