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Property Market Restrictions Lifted – How to Get Ahead

Property Market Restrictions Lifted – How to Get Ahead

Property Market Restrictions Lifted – How to Get Ahead On 23rd March 2020, the UK was placed in lockdown in an unprecedented effort to combat Covid-19.  As a result of this lockdown, the property market came to a virtual standstill with valuations and viewings unable to take place, and all non-essential moves banned. From today, […]

Settlement Agreements

Settlement Agreements

Settlement agreements are legally binding contracts that seek to end an employment relationship on agreed terms. Settlement agreements, sometimes known as compromise agreements, are agreements between an employer and an employee, usually to end an employment relationship on agreed terms. In these legally binding contracts, employees waive their right to make a claim to an […]

Registering a death during the Covid-19 pandemic

Registering a death during the Covid-19 pandemic

Registering a death during the Covid-19 pandemic Prior to the Coronavirus outbreak, when a loved one passed away, deaths had to be registered in person at the Register Office, where the register would be signed in the presence of the registrar. However, with the current social distancing measures in place, face-to-face registration is no longer […]

Will my Court hearing go ahead?

Will my Court hearing go ahead?

Will my Court hearing go ahead? When the UK entered lockdown on 23rd March 2020 the Courts and Tribunals had to act quickly in order to set out how they would operate during these unprecedented times. Guidance was issued on which cases would proceed to hearings and those likely to be adjourned. Although the Courts […]

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Minimising risk exposure from personal guarantees

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Minimising risk exposure from personal guarantees

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Minimising risk exposure from personal guarantees The Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) for SMEs has been amended so that lenders are no longer allowed to request personal guarantees for any loans up to £250,000. However, if a business requires a greater loan, banks can still require a […]

Norton Motorcycles revival: administration as a force for change

Norton Motorcycles revival: administration as a force for change

Norton Motorcycles revival: administration as a force for change Norton Motorcycles’ rise out of administration has reminded us that administration need not spell the end of a business. This is something for businesses to bear in mind during the current Covid-19 pandemic. The breathing space afforded by administration could help struggling businesses weather lockdown without […]

Witnessing a Will during the lockdown

Witnessing a Will during the lockdown

Witnessing a Will during the lockdown During these uncertain and worrying times, many people are considering sorting out their affairs in order to protect their loved ones. However, with the current social distancing rules in place, many are concerned that it may not be possible to create or update a Will. However, this is not […]

Nascar driver fired for racial slur: do your contracts protect your reputation?

Nascar driver fired for racial slur: do your contracts protect your reputation?

Nascar driver fired for racial slur: do your contracts protect your reputation?  Ex-Nascar driver Kyle Larson recently went viral for using a racial slur during a live stream iRacing video game. The act led to Larson being dropped by his main sponsors, McDonald’s and Credit One Bank, and ultimately being dismissed from the Chip Ganassi […]

Covid-19: Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Covid-19: Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Covid-19: Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney? The COVID-19 outbreak took many of us by surprise. Often, an awful event like Coronavirus can also focus people’s minds on sorting out their affairs in order to protect their family and loved ones. During these unprecedented times of uncertainty, it can be reassuring to know […]

World Earth Day 2020

World Earth Day 2020

World Earth Day 2020 Today marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, an important occasion observed globally to support environmental protection. Although maintaining business as usual during the pandemic is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, at Blaser Mills Law we consider it important to reaffirm our commitment to combating climate change and protecting our […]