COVID-19 Updates

A Fine Balance – Coronavirus Lockdown Number Three

A Fine Balance – Coronavirus Lockdown Number Three

Although it was an inevitable consequence of a virulent new strain and the coming of winter, Coronavirus lockdown number three is taking its toll on an exhausted population. Despite the vaccine being rolled out at a galloping pace, being stuck at home during the dank, dreary days of mid-winter is filling few people with joy…

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January 12, 2021
Posted in Commercial, covid-19, Employment, Latest News

The Impact of Coronavirus and The New Restrictions on UK Property Sector

The Impact of Coronavirus and The New Restrictions on UK Property Sector

Following the latest set of restrictions in November in the UK, the housing market will remain open. However, the outlook for house prices is looking increasingly uncertain. In this post, we look at how the Coronavirus epidemic is impacting the market from the perspective of homebuyers and sellers, as well as those in the real…

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November 13, 2020
Posted in Commercial, covid-19, Latest News, Property

Coronavirus and Force Majeure

Coronavirus and Force Majeure

In this post, we review how specific Force Majeure provisions in business contracts could be engaged within the context of the COVID-19 epidemic under English law and consider safeguarding steps that can be taken in light of the evolving COVID-19 situation. A Force Majeure event specifically relates to an event that is outside the reasonable…

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November 11, 2020
Posted in Commercial, covid-19, Dispute Resolution, Latest News

The Impact of the New UK lockdown restrictions for UK Businesses

The Impact of the New UK lockdown restrictions for UK Businesses

From the 5th of November, new national restrictions have been imposed across the UK. These measures will undoubtedly have an impact on UK businesses and the economy at large. In this post, our north london employment solicitors outline some of the potential implications of these changes to the markets while looking at potential employment issues…

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November 11, 2020
Posted in covid-19, Employment, Latest News

Import and Export Business Update – Preparing for January 1st, 2020

Import and Export Business Update – Preparing for January 1st, 2020

Whether you import goods to the UK or export from the UK to the EU, this post contains key updates you need to be aware of, and for many, take action on before the end of the year. After the post-Brexit transition period comes to an end, there are specific changes that EU businesses not…

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October 30, 2020
Posted in Commercial, covid-19, Latest News

Seeking professional advice for probate – understanding valuations and tax liabilities

Seeking professional advice for probate – understanding valuations and tax liabilities

Irrespective of how straightforward an estate may seem, using inheritance tax solicitors in London can prevent you from unnecessarily losing more money in the long-term. This post elaborates on some of the typical questions asked by clients seeking professional probate advice while exploring the probate valuation process more. The system allows for a layperson to…

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October 26, 2020
Posted in Blog, Contested Probate, covid-19, Private Client

Stamp Duty exemption for UK home buyers

Stamp Duty exemption for UK home buyers

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned many industries upside down by virtually shutting off their customer base, and the Government has resorted to a variety of extreme measures in order to limit the damage that the businesses in these industries suffer. Of all these measures, one of the biggest is the Stamp Duty holiday, which could…

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September 23, 2020
Posted in covid-19, Latest News, Property

Redundancy fears as the Furlough Scheme comes to an end

Redundancy fears as the Furlough Scheme comes to an end

In March 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced an unprecedented government-sponsored furlough scheme designed to protect jobs during the pandemic. The scheme meant that the UK government would pay the 80% salaries of furloughed workers up to a maximum of £2,500 a month, in a bid to prevent job losses while lockdown restrictions meant that companies…

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September 23, 2020
Posted in covid-19, Employment

HM Revenue & Customs confirms first arrest in connection with furlough fraud

HM Revenue & Customs confirms first arrest in connection with furlough fraud

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed that a 57-year-old man from Solihull in the West Midlands was arrested on 8 July on suspicion of a £495,000 furlough fraud relating to claims from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). HMRC says he is the first person to have been arrested in connection with fraudulent claims…

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July 16, 2020
Posted in covid-19

Coronavirus apprenticeships guidance updated

Coronavirus apprenticeships guidance updated

Updated guidance from the Department for Education on apprenticeships during the Coronavirus crisis has been published and contains a number of announcements relating to employment arrangements for apprentices. These updates include confirmation that: Apprentices aged 19 and older can begin to resume on-site training; Apprentices who are made redundant but continue their study element can…

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July 16, 2020
Posted in covid-19