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7th October 2020

Agreed redundancy principles

In what is perhaps a display of rare unity, a joint statement has been issued by ACAS, the CBI and TUC about handling redundancies in these challenging Coronavirus…

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Changes to the employment tribunal regime

There is an old legal saying that ‘Justice delayed is justice denied.’  Whichever side you are on in an employment claim, delay in getting to a Tribunal hearing…

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Self-isolation – What are the new regulations which introduce legal requirements to self-isolate and how do they affect employers?

The new self-isolation regulations (in England only) breach of which can lead to criminal sanction, came into force at the beginning of Monday 28 September 2020. Among other…

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Coronavirus Job Support Scheme

The Chancellor announced on 24 September 2020 the Job Support Scheme (JSS), which replaces the flexible furlough scheme.  This is intended to safeguard viable jobs by providing ongoing…

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6th October 2020

Citizens Advice report increase in searches for divorce guidance

Citizens Advice has reported an increase in searches for divorce guidance since April 2020 following a reduction in physical visits due to lockdown, and views on its divorce…

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24th September 2020

Eviction and your obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic

1. What is the current eviction process? How does this differ from the process before the pandemic? The usual eviction process is initially to serve either a section…

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23rd September 2020

The Effect of the ‘Rule of Six’ on Contact Arrangements

The Government has announced social gatherings in England will be limited to a maximum of six people, otherwise known as the ‘Rule of Six’. This means that when meeting…

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11th August 2020

Furlough and SSP – Latest Developments

1. Calculation of a Week's Pay On 31 July 2020, the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week's Pay) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/814) came into force.…

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27th July 2020

COVID-19: Addressing your personal concerns – Wills and LPAs

Referring to the Covid-19 pandemic, in a recent article one of my colleagues quoted ‘We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat’. Whilst some…

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3rd July 2020

Reaching agreements in a new era of virtual appointments

As we started working from home in March 2020 which seems so long ago, there was concerns of client engagement in new technologies and if clients would be…

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