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Moore Barlow commended once again as a top law firm for HNW individuals

Moore Barlow

10.07.2020

Top 100 UK law firm Moore Barlow is proud to announce rankings in Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) 2020, reflecting the firm’s reputation as a specialist firm for private wealth practitioners.  With one of the largest private client advisory teams in the South East, Moore Barlow is named a leading firm for Private Wealth law […]

Contentious Trusts & Estates | Private wealth

Podcast

Brain Injuries

Matthew Tuff

10.07.2020

Associate solicitor, Matthew Tuff in the Major trauma team discusses the different types of brain injuries, typical symptoms and the importance of rehabilitation.

Major trauma

Blog

Divorce in Scotland and England – how different are the rules?

Sarah French

10.07.2020

The recent case of Mr and Mrs Villiers (Villiers v Villiers [2020] UKSC 30) is a reminder that divorce law is different depending on where you live in the UK. Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own laws which are different to those in England and Wales. Mr and Mrs Villiers lived in Scotland for […]

Family and divorce

Blog

Stamp Duty Land Tax Holiday: Can this kick start our housing market at last?

Clare Andrews

09.07.2020

Clare Andrews looks at the cut in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and what it means for the housing market. Following a couple of months of uncertainty in the property market as a result of Covid-19, the Government has now provided some good news for home buyers, with changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax taking […]

Real estate | Residential property

Blog

Chancellor unveils coronavirus recovery plan to save jobs

Katherine Maxwell

09.07.2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £30bn plan to boost the economy and prevent mass unemployment as the financial effects of the coronavirus wear on. We have summarised the key points below which will be of interest to employers: Job retention scheme The furlough scheme is due to be phased out over the summer before coming […]

Covid recovery | Employment

Blog

Case Law: WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants

Naomi Greenwood

08.07.2020

When is an employer vicariously liable (i.e. responsible) for the conduct of its employee? This came up in the case WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants, involving supermarket chainMorrisons and a disgruntled employee. The employee was a senior internal auditor who, acting on a grudge after having been disciplined previously, published personal information about […]

Employment

Blog

Travelling by E-Scooter: What are the rules?

Anna Silcox

08.07.2020

In an attempt to help mitigate the reduced public transport capacity due to the Covid-19 social distancing rules, it became legal on Saturday 4 July 2020 to use E-Scooters on roads if they are obtained through a share scheme. This is initially thought to be a trial but it is hoped that this legislation can […]

Personal injury

Blog

The variations enigma – TUPE and pre-transfer changes

Emma Edis

07.07.2020

In the case of Ferguson and others v Astrea Asset Management Ltd, four directors and shareholders of an estate management company fell foul of the TUPE – Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) – Regulations and were dismissed for gross misconduct. The four claimants were directors and senior employees of Lancer Property Asset Management. The […]

Employment

Blog

The straw that breaks the contract’s back

David Ludlow

06.07.2020

The concept of the ‘last straw’ in relation to constructive dismissal claims featured in the case of Williams v Governing Body of Alderman Davies Church in Wales Primary School, where a decision by an Employment Tribunal (ET) was subsequently overturned by an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). The case centred on a primary school teacher, Mr […]

Employment

Blog

Unfair dismissal: Warning for pregnancy related sickness

Naomi Greenwood

03.07.2020

A law firm’s pregnant employee was granted a £23,000 pay-out after being fired for taking two days off with severe morning sickness. Manchester-based solicitors Gowing Law sacked the employee just a week after she started her new job as a full-time administrator. The employee was successful in her claim for unfair dismissal and pregnancy related […]

Employment

Blog

Leaving annual leave too late

Emma Edis

02.07.2020

We are receiving a lot of enquiries regarding staff holiday and holiday-pay during Coronavirus.As we ease our way out of lockdown restrictions, it is important to be aware of the rules for the remainder of 2020, as workforces need to be managed for the next six months. A lot of employers hoping for an upturn […]

Employment

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Employment news – Issue one

Katherine Maxwell

01.07.2020

Read our first issue of Employment News as a new firm, Moore Barlow showcasing articles and information related to HR and employment law for employers. In these times of uncertainty, our employment law team are on hand to assist you with any issues you might be facing at the moment. Whether that be dealing with […]

Employment


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