Part 36 offers – a brief explanation

Litigation can be costly. As such, the possibility of settling a dispute should be considered throughout a case – this is encouraged by the court and is the overriding objective. Settlement can be achieved informally between the parties, but the method known as a Part 36 offer (CPR 36) – which can be made at […]

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Can I make my staff have the COVID vaccine?

With businesses forced to close numerous times over the past year, it’s unsurprising that employers are desperate to get back to normality. The government (and indeed, the whole British population) has staked its hopes on the speedy rollout of the two approved vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca), which is already underway. It’s also understandable that employers […]

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MyHMCTS – the future of legal services?

Here at Woodfines, we are always looking for quicker and more efficient ways to assist our clients in reaching the very best outcomes. That’s why our Family Law team is now using the government’s online portal for legal professionals, MyHMCTS, to issue divorce petitions and consent orders on behalf of our clients. Following pilot testing […]

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Are logistics businesses COVID-safe for Christmas?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is stepping up its efforts to ensure Christmas is delivered safely as we enter the festive season. With online orders ramping up as lockdown forces consumers to complete their Christmas shopping from the sofa, the transport and logistics industry will be feeling the pressure. As a result, HSE inspectors […]

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Has the pandemic sped up the conveyancing process?

When the UK went into lockdown for the first time in March 2020, it caused a great deal of disruption in the legal sector – particularly within conveyancing. With property transactions suddenly taking place remotely, many buyers were struggling to access equipment such as printers, scanners and postal services, which were required for signing and […]

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In times of change, It’s people that matter

While every industry has been affected by the global health emergency that we are all living through, the logistics industry has endured a particularly difficult time. Some sectors have faced unprecedented spike in demand, with online shopping and consumer stockpiling causing challenges for the retail and groceries sectors. On the other hand, firms transporting goods […]

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