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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…

COVID-19: Frustration of Contracts

The impact of COVID-19/Coronavirus has shaken society all across the world, both personally and professionally.  For businesses, many may have engaged in contracts prior to the pandemic that has not been completed or fulfilled, or have been delayed or hindered due to the lockdown that followed the outbreak.  In these uncertain times would it be fair…

A guide to flexible furlough

Furlough leave was introduced in the UK back in March 2020 to help reduce the number of job losses expected as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Government has now introduced more flexibility to the scheme, allowing employees on furlough leave to be brought back into work part-time from July 1st. The furlough scheme…

Ban on tenant evictions extended by two months

The coronavirus pandemic prompted the Government to pass emergency legislation to protect tenants from being evicted due to missed rent payments in England and Wales. Introduced in March 2020, the ban aimed to protect tenants during the pandemic, where job losses and reduced wages were anticipated to affect rent payments. Initially introduced for three months,…

Furlough leave and redundancy: employee’s rights

‘Furlough leave’ is a new concept to the United Kingdom, introduced through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Employers were encouraged to take advantage of this scheme as an alternative to making employees redundant. When furloughed, an employee does not complete work for their employer – but remains employed by them, while the employer claims 80%…

Covid-19: managing divorce during a pandemic

As the Covid 19 lockdown begins to slowly ease, the unfortunate reality is that not all marriages and relationships will be coming out the other side – with divorces sadly expected to rocket in the coming months. Some families may have enjoyed the ‘strange new reality’ of being together all day everyday. You’ve most likely…

Changes in Employment – what are your rights?

The Coronavirus pandemic has, caused panic and uncertainty amongst many workers whose employers are severely impacted by the outbreak. In response to the national lockdown many employers made fast and drastic decisions to terminate contracts, make employees redundant or place employees on furlough leave. The speed of which these decisions were made, and the reasoning…

What is a protective award claim?

A Protective Award is a form of compensation awarded to employees where an employer makes more than 20 redundancies without collectively informing or consulting the employees about the redundancy. With the current global outbreak of Coronavirus, many employers are looking at ways to save money. In many cases, this will unfortunately mean redundancies in their…

Continuing to help make Wills

The outbreak of Coronavirus has resulted in a new way of living for many of us. Linder Myers is committed to continuing to provide an excellent service to our clients, even in this time of uncertainty. Changing or updating your Will If you would like to change or amend your Will, we remain open and…

Domestic Violence during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Police forces and charities across the U.K have warned of a potential spike in domestic violence cases during lockdown. With families spending an increased amount of time in a confined area, there is a higher violence. There are many people, whether they realise it or not, who are in abusive relationships. The current definition of…

Employment law support for dental practices

Why labour over employment law? Running a dental practice is hard work. Linder Myers recognises that you are running a business where the focus is on the care you provide to your patients, and therefore you do not need the additional worry that comes with keeping up to date with all HR legislation on top…

The danger of Inheritance Act claims

A recent case has illustrated the dangers of disputing the Will of a family member under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act. The case of Shepton v Seviour made national press due to comments from Deputy Master Lloyd concluding the claim was “absolutely hopeless” and “never stood a reasonable prospect of success”. The…

Is your Force Majeure clause effective?

The Coronavirus has had a huge impact on our day-to-day lives. The full impact on the economy is yet to be seen, however, many businesses are starting to struggle. The news is already reporting that supply chains have been disrupted, certain products are harder to source and some companies are unable to fulfil their contractual…

Coronavirus employment law issues: what you need to know

The coronavirus pandemic has, understandably caused a fair amount of panic amongst business owners as they work to understand the impact on their business. In response, the speed that many employers are making decisions to terminate employee’s employment or place employees on furlough leave is accelerating. However, this in turn is increasing the risk of employers…

Still here for you

In line with Government advice and to protect the wellbeing of our clients and colleagues, we have made the move to remote working for the majority of our staff.  We will remain open for the duration of this crisis; our teams continue to work and are fully equipped to service the needs of our clients.…

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