Lockdown: ‘driving’ people to drink?
With traffic slumping by up to 73% of normal levels during lockdown, Britain’s roads were the emptiest they have been since 1955 in April. So, you may be surprised by recent figures showing that, despite there being far fewer cars on the roads, driver behaviour has deteriorated since the imposition of lockdown on 23 March […]
Making a clean break after divorce
Divorce is a difficult time and with the emotions involved, you will need to consider how you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse will separate your financial obligations. While your Decree Absolute will end your marriage and any associated obligations that were part of your marriage, your finances may still be entangled. A Financial Remedy Order (also […]
What are my rights if my employer is insolvent?
High Street stalwart Debenhams recently went into administration for the second time in less than 12 months, as the enforced closure of non-essential shops further impacted the already troubled retailer. It has already axed 6,500 jobs, while 14,000 more are at risk. But what are your rights if your employer is facing insolvency? What is […]
England’s Economic Heartland – Creating businesses of the future
England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) is a strategic partnership between local authorities and local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) within the region stretching from Swindon and Oxfordshire in the west to Cambridgeshire in the east, and from Northamptonshire down to Hertfordshire. It includes the so-called ‘Oxford-Cambridge Arc’, identified by the government in 2019 as an area of significant […]
Lawyers in Lockdown
At the time of writing, it is the first week of August (what!?) and we are just about to be hit with another heatwave (apparently… but who knows when it comes to the British summertime). 2020 has been a bit of a blur for me. My husband and I spent just under 3 weeks travelling […]
Navigating the summer holidays (in a pandemic): advice for separated families
The six-week summer holiday can fill separated parents with dread at the best of times. And this, it’s fair to say, is not the best of times. Along with the usual considerations of who will take the kids and when, COVID-19 is adding an extra layer of complexity to proceedings. Travelling abroad during a pandemic […]