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Electric Scooters UK law – do’s and don’ts

Cameron Vincent

13.08.2020

With the emergence of technological advances, we are now starting to see the start of the “transport revolution” promised by the current government, following the announcement of the e-scooter trial that began earlier this month. Many people in the UK have used e-scooters throughout the UK despite them not being allowed on public roads and […]

Major trauma

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Humanist marriages

Sahil Aggarwal

12.08.2020

What is a humanist marriage? A humanist marriage is a non-religious ceremony where you are effectively in control of the format and structure of the day. This type of ceremony is not legally recognised in England and Wales. Unlike a humanist marriage, those that are recognised in this country have religious connotations to them as […]

Family and divorce

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When to apply for Decree Absolute: Timing is everything

Laura Sanderson

11.08.2020

Many people are understandably eager to conclude the divorce and move on with their lives. This can lead to the temptation to apply for the Decree Absolute as soon as they are eligible: six weeks and one day from the date of the Decree Nisi. However, they should think twice before rushing to dissolve the […]

Family and divorce

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Parental Child Abduction: Summer holiday travel arrangements for children

Jan Galloway

05.08.2020

Despite the Covid related difficulties, summer is still the time when children most frequently undertake international travel with a parent to enjoy a holiday abroad or to spend time with a parent living abroad. All too frequently the child is then not returned to the parent who cares for them in the UK, causing distress […]

Family and divorce

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Covid-19: New legislation for redundancy and notice pay of furloughed employees

Katherine Maxwell

31.07.2020

The government has announced new legislation to ensure that furloughed employees who are made redundant will receive a statutory redundancy payment based on their normal rate of pay and not their reduced furlough pay. The same will apply in respect of notice payments for furloughed employees. The new legislation is to come into force today (31 […]

Employment

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Covid-19: Travel abroad and compulsory quarantine – How do employers manage this?

Katherine Maxwell

29.07.2020

Schools have broken up for summer holidays and more employees are now venturing out and going abroad. Already we are seeing signs of further coronavirus related issues for employers. The first big challenge has been triggered by the government’s sudden decision to impose 14-day quarantine on those returning from Spain.This has implications for employees who […]

Covid recovery | Employment

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NHS Resolution annual report and accounts summary

Rheannie Madden

28.07.2020

This summary outlines the new indemnity schemes and clinical negligence cases handled by NHS Resolution. It includes the new measures undertaken in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The full report can be viewed here: NHS Resolution Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20 which details the performance and future plans of the NHS. New Indemnity Schemes 2019/2020 […]

Clinical negligence

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Business contracts: Best by design, not by accident

John Warchus

28.07.2020

The massive disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many more people working from home resulting in the number of face-to-face business meetings to drop to virtually zero.   This has led to an explosion in the use of video conferencing technology.  Whilst the benefits of these technologies are immense, they are not without […]

Commercial

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Coronavirus: Will I have to wear a face mask at court?

Sarah French

24.07.2020

It has been announced that from 27th July Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) will ask everyone going to court in England to wear a face mask. In Scotland and Wales, wearing face masks will not be compulsory. If you have a valid reason you may be excused from wearing a face mask. These […]

Family and divorce

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New support for directors: Corporate and Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

Tim Matthews

24.07.2020

On 26 June 2020 the Government’s new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) came into force. CIGA sets out temporary measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, there are important permanent reforms to insolvency and company law. Together this represents a major package of new legislation to help navigate troubled times and in […]

Corporate | Covid recovery

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Family courts to offer better protection in domestic abuse cases

Erin Lyon

22.07.2020

The often stressful, protracted and adversarial process currently in place in the family court can have the effect of worsening conflict between parties, which in turn can cause further trauma for victims of domestic abuse and their children. The family courts often have to conduct cases involving some of the most vulnerable in society, and […]

Family and divorce

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Divorce and the dog – who gets to keep man’s best friend?

Emily Gulliver

22.07.2020

When a couple decides to divorce, there are often other issues that must be resolved along the way. For many, the family pet is considered another member of the family and trying to decide on the arrangements for who should take care of the dog can be very difficult and saying goodbye can be upsetting. […]

Family and divorce


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