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Child Arrangements

Luanne Morton
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When parents separate arrangements inevitably need to be made to enable the children to maintain a good relationship with each parent. There are different ways that this can be done. Arrangements can be made informally between the parents if they each agree...

Coronavirus Job Support Scheme Extension

Kayleigh Howarth
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On 24 September 2020, Rishi Sunak announced the Government plans to create the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme  which will replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which began in March 2020 to help businesses which had been impacted by the COVID-19...

Revisiting Protection in 2020

Amy Urquhart
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To say that 2020 has been a challenging year is an understatement. Some people have faced ill-health (physical and / or mental), others have lost their job and the rest of us are coming to grips with the readjustment of our daily lives. A silver lining...

CONVEYANCING: HOW CAN BUYERS AND SELLERS SPEED UP THE PROCESS?

David Guille
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The residential property market is booming following the introduction of the stamp duty holiday by the Government in July 2020. According to Rightmove in September 2020 there were "more homes selling within a week than at any point over the last...

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY - TOP TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS

Leanne Day
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Saturday 10th October marks World Mental Health Day for 2020, and this year in particular has been a difficult one for many reasons.  The months of lockdown and the changes that have followed have had a huge impact on both employers and employees,...

Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyships - What is the difference?

Sian Blackman
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Many people have heard of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA's) and Deputyship Orders but are unsure of the difference between the two. Put simply LPA's are made when you still have the mental capacity to make decisions for yourself and manage your...

Illegal working in the UK: what employers need to know about Civil Penalties

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With the UK immigration landscape constantly shifting you may be concerned about unknowingly employing someone illegally. All UK employers have a duty to prevent illegal working by checking that their employee has the right to work in the UK. With the end...

"Hello, do you speak Chinese?"

Owin Kan
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Instructing a solicitor for the first time is a daunting task especially when there is a language barrier. For Chinese speaking clients, trying to find someone local who is able to converse in Chinese can help assist in their transaction progressing more...

When bullying goes on behind the screen

Leanne Day
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In the run-up to this year’s Anti-Bullying Week, which runs from 16th to 20th November 2020, employers are being encouraged to look at how new styles of working may be affecting employees. Employers are being encouraged to focus on how they manage and...

Morley Brown Howden merger with Chattertons

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We are delighted to announce that one of Boston's oldest law firms, Morley Brown Howden (MBH), merged with Chattertons Solicitors and Wealth Management on 30 th September 2020. Paul Howden and his son Daniel along with all the team of MBH have joined...