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The Devil is in the Detail - Furlough and Training Periods

Ayesha Casely-Hayford
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This article looks at the effect of the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) on the completion of a trainee solicitor’s training contract/period in England. If a trainee is placed on furlough under the CJRS,...

The Extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Ayesha Casely-Hayford
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With the UK going into a second lockdown, here is a brief note on the changes to the support being provided by the UK Government in the field of employment. PLEASE NOTE: precise terms of the extension to the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention...

Employment Law Bulletin

Ayesha Casely-Hayford
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The UK Government has announced that its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will remain open until 31 March 2021. Alongside our previous notes on the UK Government schemes, here are some summary guidance points (further details can be found via the...

What is the Job Support Scheme?

Ayesha Casely-Hayford
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The Job Support Scheme (JSS) is the UK Government’s support for when the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) closes. Due to the recent extension of the CJRS, the previously issued HMRC guidance on the JSS has been withdrawn, but you can read it...

What to do if someone you love loses capacity & there is no will

Katie McCaughin
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For many people making a will is daunting task. It may not be something you want to consider when you are feeling fit and healthy. Many people may delay preparing a will until later on in life. But what happens if you lose capacity and can no longer make...

How does divorce affect children? What you may have to deal with

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Divorce is not an easy step or one that can be taken lightly. However once a marital separation has been established, this will dramatically shift the dynamics of the child’s relationship with their parents. When told this news many children will feel...

Who is exempt from wearing face coverings when the law changes on July 24th 2020?

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The government has confirmed that from July 24 (Friday), masks will have to be worn. This is a mandatory rule that will be enforced across England. The government said employers should recommend the wearing of a face masks within the workplace, However...

Coronavirus: Are You Worried About Rent Arrears?

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Our experienced housing team is here and ready to help you during this difficult period. Instead of doing a general post, I thought it would be best to focus on an issue that people are facing as a result of the pandemic. We know that due to the Coronavirus...

Help! I've been arrested during a protest what should I do?

Caroline Desalu
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The police should only arrest you if they have a good reason to think you have committed a crime and that arresting you is a necessary action. In the unfortunate incident that the police is holding you; they should tell you what you are being arrested for...

Coronavirus Lockdown Laws: What's Changed?

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Police across the UK continue to have the right to arrest or punish people who violate the coronavirus lock down rule.  These rule have been in effect in the UK since March 26, they have been updated at 12:01 am on Wednesday 13 th  May 2020....

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