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Redundancies expected to surge as furlough scheme winds down

The president of the employment tribunals has said he’s anticipating an notable increase in redundancy-related dismissals as the UK’s furlough scheme winds down in the coming months. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was introduced to help support businesses and employees through the coronavirus pandemic, allowing employers to place employees on ‘furlough leave’. During this period…

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…

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…

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…

Changes in Family law due to Coronavirus

Can I still start divorce proceedings whilst there is  a “lockdown” or do I need to wait until the restrictions are removed? You can still start divorce proceedings now if you have decided that your marriage has broken down.  All our divorce cases are started using either the post or online services and in the…

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…

Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney…

There are many misconceptions around the significance of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). Since inception, Linder Myers has assisted many families in planning for the future. Here are 5 common misconceptions we’ve helped our clients understand. “Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney if my family are going to look after me?” A family…

COVID-19: school closures and working parents

On Friday 20th March 2020, the decision was made by the UK Government to close all schools for the foreseeable future, in a bid to try and delay the spread of coronavirus.  In addition to schools, both public and private, the decision included all childcare settingsincluding nurseries and childminders and further education colleges – putting an…

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…

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