Child arrangements at Christmas
Christmas is usually a special and happy time of the year for most, however after the disappointment of being unable to spend time with loved ones last Christmas, this year is more important than ever. For separated parents, the festive season can be dampened by disputes and tension arising over contact and how a child’s […]
New laws introduced to resolve COVID rent debts
Commercial tenants have been protected against eviction due to non-payment of rent since April 2020. Originally due to end in September that same year, the moratorium has been extended several times and is now set to end on 25 March 2022. With the majority of COVID-19 restrictions now removed and economic recovery proceeding at a […]
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 […]