What was it was like to start a Training Contract in a global pandemic? & Top Tips for New Trainees.
Having been awarded a Training Contract, I was overjoyed and a little apprehensive about beginning at Woodfines, like all people starting a new job. The global pandemic was not abating and, unsurprisingly, my start date was postponed; I was delighted when I received a new start date ahead of my expectations. I learned that Woodfines, […]
The impact of the pandemic upon Diversity and Equality Law in the UK
Introduction It is self-evident to those within and outside the legal profession in most countries that employment and discrimination lawyers have derived significant working opportunities arising directly out of the pandemic. Just as the pandemic has witnessed workplace practices adapting to changed circumstances including the application of extensive governmental guidance, lawyers have become creative in […]
Do It Once And Do It Right: Form RXC – What is it and why does it exist?
What is Form RXC? In July, H M Land Registry created an optional form, Form RXC, to comply with a standard form of a restriction in the title register requiring consent or a certificate of compliance to be provided. Form RXC is also compatible with the Digital Registration Service. Form RXC ensures the consent or […]
UK government announces phasing out of temporary insolvency protection
Since June 2020, companies in financial distress due to the pandemic have been protected from creditor action by the UK government’s temporary insolvency measures. Now, as the economic landscape gets back to normal, the government has announced a phasing out of these measures from 1 October 2021. Return to ‘normal’ The Corporate Insolvency and Governance […]
Employers face tough decisions as furlough ends
With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme drawing to a close at the end of September, many employers are now facing some difficult decisions. The scheme, first introduced in March 2020, will officially come to an end on 30 September 2021. Since the start of the pandemic, 11.6 million workers have had a portion of their […]
Company Strike Off and Restoration
Is your company in danger of being struck off the register at Companies House? The Corporate Insolvency & Governance Act 2020 granted automatic extensions for filing deadlines between 27 June 2020 and 5 April 2021. Thereafter, on 27 January 2021, Companies House announced that it had temporarily paused it’s voluntary and compulsory strike off processes. […]