Dishonest or an honest mistake. It can be a very fine line…
Since March the Government have permitted businesses to claim through the job Retention Scheme (the Furlough scheme) of which we will all be familiar. There is no question that the scheme has assisted many businesses to survive through that support which is being phased out in October. It is a sad reflection on society that […]
Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 adds COVID-19 protection for PLCs and SEs
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) came into effect on 26 June and with it a number of reforms and temporary measures which have created the biggest change to English insolvency law since the Enterprise Act 2002. On 3 July 2020, a new Insolvency Practice Direction relating to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance […]
Can my boss make me return to work?
With lockdown measures gradually being eased across the UK, the number of people returning to work is set to increase. But for lot of people there is worry and concern about the risk of contracting Coronavirus. The current advice is that employees who can work from home are to continue to do so and those […]
No-Fault Divorce explained
Rebecca Varey, Senior Associate in our Family team, recently spoke to Neil Whiteside at Cambridge 105 Radio about the update on Divorce laws. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill has sought to create a sixth reason for divorce, ‘no-fault’ which should enable a less painful and more amicable process for those no longer wanting to […]
Update on No-fault divorce – it is on it’s way . . . . .
It’s long been a contentious issue that those seeking a divorce have been limited in what grounds they can rely upon to proceed. At present there are five options that the petitioner can rely on these are: • adultery • unreasonable behaviour • desertion • living apart for at least two years with consent • […]
Stamp Duty Holiday Announced
The Chancellor has announced a temporary holiday on stamp duty on the first £500,000 of all property sales in England until March 2021. The changes come in with immediate effect and will help those buyers struggling because of the Coronavirus pandemic and boost the property market which was hit by lockdown. Landlords and second home […]