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30th September 2020

A New Model of Shared Ownership – What are the changes?

The Government has recently announced New Model Shared Ownership. There is a lot of detail still awaited, but what do we know so far, and how does it…

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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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22nd September 2020

Home Office COVID-19 – Right to Work Checks

All employers in the UK have a duty to prevent illegal working and employers must check that a job applicant is allowed to work for them, before employment…

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18th September 2020

Domestic abuse reports continue to rise due to COVID-19 pandemic

If you’re a fan of soap operas, you may have been following Chantelle’s story in EastEnders and the domestic abuse she has suffered at the hands of her…

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Overall arrangements for residential possession proceedings

In readiness for the stay on residential possession proceedings arising from the Coronavirus Act 2020 to end on 20 September, there has been guidance introduced to deal with…

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17th September 2020

Amending a Child Arrangement Order

1. What steps should parents/guardians take when amending a child arrangement order? A child arrangements order is, of course, an order of the Family Court which would have…

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10th September 2020

Building regulations for external cladding

Further to our recent article on the Building Safety Bill (“the Bill”) which is making its way through Parliament. However, if you are a block manager, freeholder of…

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7th September 2020

Virtual Will signing

1. What changes are being made to the law to include virtual wills? The legalisation of video-witnessing is arguably the biggest change to Will writing in almost 200…

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4th September 2020

Guy Longhurst celebrates 25 years at Ellisons Solicitors

This September Guy Longhurst celebrates 25 years with the firm; currently Managing Partner, Guy joined the firm in 1995, becoming Partner in 1999 and the firm’s Senior Partner…

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