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...

August 12, 2020

When you complete a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare you will be asked whether or not you would like your attorneys to be able to give or refuse consent to life sustaining treatment on your behalf.

Life sustaining treatment is any form of treatment, surg...

August 4, 2020

This week, the government announced it will change the law on witnessing Wills in England & Wales. Wills will now be allowed to be witnessed remotely via video link. This will allow people to record their final wishes when they are self-isolating due to the pandemic. 

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There are big plans afoot to change the Family Court's approach to contact between children and an abusive or physically violent absent parent. The proposed Domestic Abuse Bill will set out guidelines and new powers for a Judge to prevent or restrict a parent firm havi...

June 26, 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has received a letter signed by a number of MPs to consider a four day working week given the very likely growing list of unemployed people in the UK, which currently stands at 2.8 million.

As lockdown eases and businesses return, employers,...

June 17, 2020

It is not uncommon for there to be confusion when someone passes away without leaving a will.

Sometimes, Letters of Administration are needed to give a person or persons the authority to deal with a deceased person's estate. On some occasions, Letters of Administration...

June 11, 2020

Wednesday 10 June 2020 was the last day that an employer could place staff on furlough for the first time under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

Staff previously placed on furlough will continue to be eligible for the CJRS until the scheme closes on 31 Octob...

May 29, 2020

The short answer is, every five years or so, and after any significant change in your life.

Five years is a good rule of thumb to check your Will is in line with current legislation. In recent years the government introduced major changes in Inheritance Tax law. This ca...

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