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How can a family lawyer help with domestic abuse?

The first priority in a domestic violence situation is the safety of the victim and the children. If a partner is in immediate danger of physical harm, then there are several organisations that can help, including the police. While contacting the police should often be the first step, particularly if the victim and their family…

What are the whiplash reforms?

Whiplash has been one of the biggest sources of personal injury claims for years. Normally associated with car accidents, whiplash is the hyperextension of the soft tissue around the neck and base of the skull when the head is thrown forward and then back with force. Despite the serious implications of whiplash, it got a bad press…

Divorcing later in life

As co-habiting rather than marriage becomes the norm among younger generations, the number of divorces in the over 60s has suddenly started to climb. Couples who married very young in the 1970s have stayed together for longer because, for years, divorce was not only frowned upon but was a difficult and lengthy process too. It’s…

Arvia Technology Limited – redundancy claims

We’re very saddened to hear of the mass redundancy at Arvia Technology Limited. Facing redundancy due to administration The redundancy process is often a difficult time for the individual facing redundancy, but when it’s a mass redundancy due to the collapse of a company it can be particularly hard to know what to expect. If…

Woodland Property Services Limited – redundancy claims

We’re very saddened to hear of the mass redundancy at Woodland Property Services Limited in Derbyshire. Facing redundancy due to administration The redundancy process is often a difficult time for the individual facing redundancy, but when it’s a mass redundancy due to the collapse of a company it can be particularly hard to know what…

Nobles Construction Limited – redundancy claims

We’re very saddened to hear of the mass redundancy at Nobles Construction Limited in Liverpool. It was reported, in August last year that the business was turned down for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) loan that it needed to bring back furloughed staff and resume trading. Facing redundancy due to administration The redundancy…

Managing long covid in the workplace

The long-term effects of covid-19 will be felt for years to come. The pandemic has changed so much about our everyday lives, from how we work to how we interact with one another. For those who have suffered from covid-19 infections, many are still feeling the effects daily due to what is known as ‘long…

Protecting your pension in divorce proceedings

Protecting your pension in divorce proceedings Divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership is never easy, especially if the former spouses have been together for some time and the finances have meshed together. It can take quite some time to untangle the various strands, including joint accounts, who gets the house, and a fair division…

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…

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…

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…

Self-isolation and Statutory Sick Pay: what are the rules?

Most people will have experienced a significant change to both their work and personal life as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. While some normality seems to be resuming, it is clear from the local lockdown measures and additions to the ‘travel quarantine list’ that regular changes to regulations are to be expected for quite…

Cardinal enters administration

It has been announced today that Bradford-based interiors manufacturer and retail sector supplier, Cardinal Shopfitting and Systems Limited, has entered administration. Resulting in 135 of their 170 staff being made redundant, approximately half of which were furloughed.  If you have been affected and are now facing redundancy, it is vital that you understand your rights.…

Positive news for landlords experiencing trespassers during the Coronavirus pandemic

The Ministry of Justice has revised the Civil Procedure Rules concerning possession proceedings against trespassers during the pandemic. The Ministry of Justice has revised the Civil Procedure Rules concerning possession proceedings against trespassers during the pandemic. This change is effective from 18th April 2020 and clarifies that the stay of 90 days imposed from 27th…

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