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Making decisions about divorce when children are involved

Divorce is never easy, but when children are involved the emotional cost is far dearer. Understandably, divorcing parents are often concerned about the impact a divorce will have on their children and there are also a range of decisions that must be made about children’s welfare during the process. Our family solicitors are members of…

I want a divorce – what do I need to do?

Divorce is not a situation many people plan to be in and, as such, it is common to feel unprepared when faced with it. While divorce is often a complex and emotional process, understanding the steps that need to be taken can help you feel more in control. This article will give a brief outline…

When do you need a solicitor for divorce?

January is notoriously a tough month for many, with cold weather and long nights combining with the post-Christmas blues to create a fair amount of misery. Additionally, as most divorce solicitors will tell you, January is also one of the most common months for couples to separate and, with the added ‘lockdown effect’, January 2021…

Good Divorce Week 2020

Linder Myer Solicitors is supporting Good Divorce Week 2020 by offering free 30 minute consultations to those considering divorce from November 30th to December 4th. Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first. Organised by Resolution, a…

Linder Myers to provide free employment law advice to Greater Manchester employees hit hardest by the pandemic

Linder Myers Solicitors has partnered with The Growth Company and Citizens Advice Manchester to ensure that Greater Manchester’s workers who have been hit hardest by the pandemic can access free legal advice from select law firms across the region. During this period of uncertainty, many people across Greater Manchester are worried about their employment, from…

Remembering Liam O’Neill

All at Linder Myers were shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of William (“Liam”) O’Neill, the firm’s much loved in-house Counsel.  Liam joined Rowlands Solicitors (later to be acquired by Linder Myers) in 1988 having trained in the Property Department of Manchester City Council where he had qualified as a Fellow of the Institute…

Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel – redundancy claims

Mercure staff based at the Altrincham Bowden Hotel are being made redundant after the hotel will cease to trade on the 31st October 2020. Facing redundancy due to administration The redundancy process is often a difficult time for the individuals, particularly those who have been made redundant because of a business collapse. Redundancies in these…

Total Glass redundancies and protective awards

Total Glass – redundancy claims Over 100 Total Glass employees are facing redundancy due to the collapse of the Knowsley-based company. Facing redundancy due to administration The redundancy process is often a difficult time for the individual facing redundancy, but when its a mass redundancy due to the collapse of a company it can be…

Bredbury Hall redundancies and protective awards

Bredbury Hall – redundancy claims We’re very saddened to hear of the mass redundancy at Bredbury Hall in Stockport, following its parent company, Newco Ventures Limited, falling into administration.  The business had been forced to closed its doors following the restrictions placed on the hospitality industry back in March due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,…

Can my employer change my working hours?

By law, all employers must provide their employees with a written statement of the terms and conditions of their employment – including normal working hours. However, you may find your employer wants to change your working hours. So the question is: can they do this? To begin, it’s important to note that an employment contract…

Linder Myers leads in Legal 500 rankings

Linder Myers Solicitors has again been ranked as a leading firm in the North West by the Legal 500. Our employment team has been ranked tier one and tier five for their work for employees and employers respectively. Additionally, head of department and principal lawyer Alan Lewis has been recognised as a ‘leading individual’ based…

Cartwright collapse: redundancy and protective awards

Cartwright – redundancy claims Hundreds of people are expected to be made redundant after manufacturing giant Cartwright enters administration. The Cartwright Group has cited financial difficulties due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as the reason for the collapse. Facing redundancy due to the Cartwright collapse The redundancy process is often a difficult time for the…

Significant surge in divorces

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to take its toll, many people are continuing to see a notable impact on their personal lives. Recent studies have found that the pandemic is creating enormous pressure on relationships, with an expected surge in divorces impending. In the first weekend of September, views on the Citizens Advice divorce page were up…

Understanding restrictive covenants and furlough leave

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many employees will be made redundant through no fault of their own.  A significant number of employees will also find that they have restrictive covenants in their contracts of employment that are likely to hinder their search for alternative employment in the immediate aftermath of their redundancy. …

Redundancy rockets in the UK

As the Coronavirus outbreak takes its toll on the workplace, British employers planned more than 300,000 redundancies in June and July as reported by BBC News. A huge 1,784 firms made plans to cut approximately 150,000 jobs in July, and 1,888 planned 156,000 cuts in June.  Worryingly, this may only be the tip of the…

September 2020: the penultimate phase of the Job Retention Scheme

As of today, September 1st 2020, employers will need to pay more towards the cost of furloughed employees. Until now, the UK government has contributed 80% of the employee’s wage – capped at £2,500. That contribution has now dropped to 70%, with employer’s making up the extra 10%. Employers must also pay National Insurance and…

Virtual will signings: witnessing over video

The coronavirus pandemic has led to huge changes across every industry, and the legal profession is no different. A new law has been brought in that means wills can now legally be witnessed over video. The Wills Act 1837 stipulates that wills must be signed in the presence of two witnesses. Clearly the coronavirus pandemic…

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