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Covid-19: Job Support Scheme Guidance now available

Katherine Maxwell

23.10.2020

In September the Chancellor unveiled plans for the Job Support Scheme (JSS) which comes into force from 1 November, taking over from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) that ends on 31 October. We have been waiting patiently for official guidance to be released setting out the finer detail of how the scheme will work […]

Employment

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Covid-19: Chancellor announces increased support for jobs

Katherine Maxwell

22.10.2020

The Chancellor has announced plans to increase support through the Job Support Scheme which is due to come into effect from 1 November.  The Job Support Scheme will take over from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) which will come to an end on 31 October. When originally announced back in September, the Job Support […]

Employment

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What is Judicial Review?

Mea North

21.10.2020

Judicial Review is a process that allows individuals or organisations to challenge the lawfulness of policies, decisions or actions made by a public body or those exercising a public function. This factsheet is designed to explain how you can challenge decisions, the grounds for challenge and the remedies available to individuals. Examples of bodies that […]

Community care

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Brain injury compensation claim guidance

Matthew Claxson

21.10.2020

Traumatic brain injuries can have a catastrophic and life changing effect for those people who have been involved in accidents and their families. Claims for brain injury should only ever be dealt with by specialist serious injury solicitors with the necessary qualifications and experience to deal with the complex issues involved. The brain is a […]

Personal injury

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Four stages in the administration of an estate

Alison Lloyd

20.10.2020

This blog explains the stages and timescales involved when you are the executor of someone’s affairs and have a legal responsibility to administer their estate. Stage one Arrange valuations of all assets and obtain details of all liabilities, both held in the sole name and jointly owned. 8-12 weeks Obtain income information for Income Tax […]

Probate | Wills tax and trusts

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Mental Health – section 117 aftercare

Mea North

20.10.2020

If you have been sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983 then you may be entitled to free aftercare when you leave hospital. This blog explains what section 117 aftercare is, who is entitled to it, how long it lasts and what to do if it is not provided. Who is entitled to free aftercare? […]

Community care

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Guidelines to an inquest

Matthew Claxson

19.10.2020

This guide is prepared to assist the lay person to navigate the complexities of an inquest but it is not suitable for cases involving matters of national security, military death or Article 2 Human Rights issues that require more detailed guidance than can be given in this short booklet. This guide is no substitute for […]

Personal injury

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NHS Continuing Healthcare for children and young people

Moore Barlow

19.10.2020

Individuals with a primary health need are entitled to fully funded care from the NHS. This blog explains NHS Continuing Healthcare, how to apply if you think you or a family member might be eligible, the assessment process and what to do if you disagree with the decision reached. What is NHS Continuing Healthcare? Continuing […]

Community care

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Lasting Powers of Attorney

Moore Barlow

16.10.2020

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows a person to give another person or persons, the attorney, authority to make certain decisions on their behalf. LPAs effectively took over from enduring powers of attorney on the 1st October 2007. The two types of LPA Property and affairs LPA This gives […]

Court of protection | Wills tax and trusts

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The privacy shield is illegal

Laurie Heizler

15.10.2020

On 16 July, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the mechanism that allowed the transfer of personal data of European Union citizens to the United States was no longer legitimate under European data protection laws. The mechanism is known as the Privacy Shield. In 2016 it replaced the Safe Harbor […]

Commercial

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Keeping your IP safe

Andrew Reid

15.10.2020

Cyber-crime is reported to be one of the fastest growing areas of crime, often involving fraudsters gaining access to IT systems, either to exploit them directly or as a step towards acquiring access to online banking facilities or other exploitable information. To gain access, fraudsters typically exploit security weaknesses in a business’s IT systems. For […]

Commercial | Dispute resolution | Professional negligence

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Dismissal of teacher with child images on home computer was unfair says Employment Appeal Tribunal

Adam McRae-Taylor

14.10.2020

In the recent case of K v L UKEATS/0014/18/JW the Claimant was a teacher charged by the police with possession of indecent images of children under section 52A of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. The Claimant freely admitted that the images were downloaded on to a computer in his possession but denied that he […]

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