Woodfines Covid-19 Podcasts #6

In the sixth episode of our Covid-19 podcasts, Suzanna Stephenson discusses the effects of the lockdown and emergency legislation on commercial landlords and tenants and the options for those considering taking a new lease on business premises.

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Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney: Important, or irrelevant?

There is a common misconception that wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) aren’t all that important. We provide the facts to prove otherwise: Wills If you are married, everything will pass to your spouse. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Granted, while the majority of your estate may pass to your spouse eventually, […]

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Grandparent’s Rights

In recent times, grandparents have acquired an increasingly important role in the lives of their grandchildren. The cost of childcare and full time work pushes some parents to seek informal childcare with grandparents. One in three working mothers have help from grandparents whilst almost two thirds of all grandparents look after their grandchildren regularly. Some […]

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Woodfines Covid-19 Podcasts #4

In the fourth episode of our Covid-19 podcasts, Maria Gallucci discusses the latest update on the Furlough scheme and Mike Hayward provides advice on the current situation regarding MOTs.      

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The latest update on Furlough leave

1. HMRC told a Parliamentary Select Committee that the online portal will open on 20 April, with the first reimbursements made on 30 April. 2. The eligibility date has been extended from 28 February 2020 to 19 March 2020– the day before the scheme was announced. This allows employers to claim for furloughed employees that […]

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