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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: the forgotten employees

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was launched to support employers during the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic and reduce job losses. However, in this developing situation a fair amount of questions have been asked around eligibility and monitoring. The Government has now clarified that only employees who were on their employer’s PAYE payroll on…

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.…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update The situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) is extremely dynamic and we continue to review the facts, science and government advice to make proactive decisions necessary to protect our clients, our colleagues and our communities. Our offices are open and our teams are currently working as normal. Our focus is about minimising the…

Evicting tenants: a potential minefield for landlords

For many landlords, there is a common misconception that any tenant can be evicted from your property when they have done something wrong. Whether they have failed to pay rent or not complied with a term within their tenancy agreement, it seems obvious that as a landlord you should be able to simply remove the…

Flybe collapse: redundancy and protective awards

Flybe – redundancy claims As the news has broken overnight about the collapse of airline Flybe, its 2000 employees are now facing redundancy.  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 particularly hard to…

Is a Premarital Agreement really for everyone?

Most people have heard of premarital agreements, also known as prenuptial agreements/prenups, usually in relation to a celebrity marriage breakdown in tabloid news. Although typically perceived as for celebs or the very wealthy, people of all means have started to understand the benefits and take action themselves, with an increasing number of couples wisely putting…

Divorce: don’t go it alone

The new year brings a new start for many, but unfortunately for some things to start anew something has to end. January is widely known to be the month where many married couples seek to begin divorce proceedings; so much so that first working Monday of the year has been dubbed ‘Divorce Day’. Regardless of…

Women in Law – Charlotte Keating

As 2019 draws to a close, we’ve sat down with some of the female employees at Linder Myers Solicitors to show just how much things have changed. Until the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act came into force 100 years ago, women were not permitted to pursue a career in law. Despite being able to study for…

Bardsley enters administration

Approximately 200 jobs have been put at risk as regional contractor Bardsley Group Ltd, Bardsley Construction Ltd and Bardsley Construction Holdings Ltd enters administration today. Get in touch to find out how Linder Myers can help

Women in Law – Claire Reddicen

Until the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act came into force 100 years ago, women were not permitted to pursue a career in law. Despite being able to study for a law degree, it wasn’t until 1919 that this pivotal change was established, allowing women to enter the legal profession’s workforce. As 2019 draws to a close,…

Unwrapping the Issues of Divorce at Christmas

Once the tinsel has been removed, the tree taken down and the last of the leftovers eaten, the end of the Christmas period can bring a hard realisation to the troubles that may have been hidden in the rush of preparation. New Year – New Beginnings The stresses of the Christmas period often stem from…

Women in Law – Megan Christie-Copeland

Before 1919, women were not permitted to pursue a career in law. While they were able to study for a law degree, it wasn’t until the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act came into force 100 years ago that women were allowed to enter the legal profession’s work force. As 2019 draws to a close, we’ve sat…

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