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Our solicitors and lawyers regularly write about different legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. Below you will find links to the latest articles from across the firm. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 0175 321 6399.

HSE guidance for businesses during coronavirus pandemic

Brea Carney-Jones
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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued  guidance aimed at businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which is helpful for business owners. Among other things, the guidance says that: Only those defined as key workers, where...

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme - personal guarantee update

Julie Hunter
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Following the widespread criticism of the requirement for directors to give their personal guarantees to secure lending under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), the government has announced that personal guarantees can now only be...

Is my Will still valid after I get married?

Jill Rushton
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Many people don’t know that if you get married it revokes all previous Wills. That could mean that if you have children from a previous relationship and you have provided for them in your Will but you then get married, they could be disinherited. ...

Contact with relatives in care homes during coronavirus pandemic

Sophie Maloney
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The Court of Protection is a specialist court that safeguards the rights of the most vulnerable people in society. With the coronavirus pandemic leading to increased restrictions on vulnerable adults in care settings, including stopping all visits from...

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme - advice to owners and directors providing personal guarantees

Julie Hunter
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The government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (BIL) went live on 23 March 2020 and is intended to support SMEs by providing access to loans, overdrafts, invoice and asset finance which they cannot otherwise obtain, of up to £5m...

What is a rent repayment order and can I defend it?

Chloe Parish
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A rent repayment order (known as an ‘RRO’) is an order made by the first-tier tribunal requiring a landlord to repay a specified amount of rent. An application for an RRO can be made by either the council or the tenants of the relevant...

What to do if your MOT is due during COVID-19

Elizabeth Groom
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Following recent government guidance, an update has been provided in relation to how to deal with the general road worthiness of your vehicle in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally, a vehicles MOT would be due every year, once the vehicle is three...

Coronavirus and employment law - what are my rights?

Martha McKinley
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Many businesses and their employees are facing a great deal of uncertainty at the moment. With the government announcing a series of measures to help protect workers and support them through this period, many of us have lots of questions about our legal...

Landlords - how to protect your commercial investments during Covid-19

Neil Marshall
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In response to the coronavirus outbreak the government has put a number of measures in place to support businesses that may have been adversely financially impacted. Boris Johnson ordered all but essential shops to close last Tuesday due to Covid-19 in...

Directors duties update - three month extension to file accounts and wrongful trading

Julie Hunter
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The government continues to issues briefings on their measures to ease the regulatory burden on companies during the current crisis. Further measures to assist directors and SMEs are expected over the coming weeks, and we will continue to update our advice...

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