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The effect of Covid-19 on the arrangements for children post-separation and divorce

The effect of Covid-19 on the arrangements for children post-separation and divorce

The effect of Covid-19 on the arrangements for children During the current Covid-19 pandemic, separated and divorced parents are being faced with the difficulty of how the arrangements for the children should work, particularly during this unprecedented period of social distancing.  Can children with divorced or separate parents move between homes during lockdown? On 23rd […]

WEBINAR: Furlough Scheme and Redundancy Rules

WEBINAR: Furlough Scheme and Redundancy Rules

Blaser Mills Law are hosting a free webinar in conjunction with The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) on Thursday 4th June 2020. The webinar will provide employers with an update on the Furlough Scheme including the Government’s latest guidance on the details of the extension to October and the proposed employer contribution. We shall also cover […]

Redundancy & Covid-19

Redundancy & Covid-19

Regrettably, redundancy is a possibility when the economy is suffering or businesses need to restructure to adapt to market conditions. Despite the government’s relaxation of lockdown restrictions and extension of the furlough scheme, many businesses are being forced to consider changes and reductions to their workforce. Where the collective consultation obligations apply, employee representatives must […]

Protecting your Property from Fraud

Protecting your Property from Fraud

Protecting your Property from Fraud Property fraud has rapidly developed in recent years, with HM Land Registry reporting that fraudulent property sales have more than tripled since 2013. Property is often the most valuable asset an individual owns and, unfortunately, is seen as an attractive target for fraudsters.  Homeowners and property investors are increasingly falling victim […]

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 […]