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Potential criminal charges for Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust

Posted on: 09 Jul 2020

Back in 2017, the Shrewsbury and Telford Trust first made headlines when an initial review focused on a cluster of 42 cases of deaths of mothers and babies in their maternity unit. However, West Mercia Police Force has now confirmed they are investigating whether criminal charges should be brought against the Trust, or particular individuals […]

Gas Safety Certificates and Section 21 notices – a new ruling

Posted on: 08 Jul 2020

As many landlords will be aware, it was previously the case that if a landlord had not served tenants with a Gas Safety Certificate before they moved in, then the landlord would never be able to serve a valid Section 21 Notice. There was no remedy to this and it left landlords, who had fallen […]

Action Mesothelioma Day 2020: the dangers of asbestos in the workplace

Posted on: 03 Jul 2020

July 3rd 2020 is Action Mesothelioma Day. A rare form of cancer that grows in the lining of the organs (often the lungs), mesothelioma is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos. Employers have a duty of care to their employees, and when asbestos may be present in the workplace it is vital that employees […]

Flexible furlough: how does it work?

Posted on: 01 Jul 2020

As businesses start to reopen, the Government has now introduced more flexibility to the furlough leave scheme, allowing employees on furlough leave to be brought back into work part-time from July 1st. Furlough leave was introduced in the UK back in March 2020 to help reduce the number of job losses expected as a result […]

No-fault divorces: ending the ‘blame game’

Posted on: 15 Jun 2020

A change in the law is set to end the ‘blame game’ experienced by divorcing couples. First introduced in June 2019, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill is expected to receive Royal assent imminently. The Bill will introduce a ‘no fault’ process to divorce which aims to reduce conflict. What changes for divorcing couples? Currently, […]

Ban on tenant evictions extended to August 2020

Posted on: 12 Jun 2020

In March, the Government passed emergency legislation protecting tenants from being evicted due to missed rent payments in England and Wales. Initially introduced for three months, the ban was set to end on June 23rd but has now been extended by two months to August 23rd – meaning court possession claims will not be heard […]

Redundancy and furlough leave

Posted on: 04 Jun 2020

Furlough leave was introduced to the UK to help prevent redundancies due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, many furloughed employees are confused about their rights.

Collaborative Law and Covid-19

Posted on: 04 Jun 2020

As the Covid-19 lockdown begins to slowly ease, the unfortunate reality is that not all marriages will have survived the lockdown period. While some families may have loved the ‘strange new reality’, with images of family yoga sessions, homemade breakfasts and homeschooling without tantrums filling social media feeds, for many this hasn’t been the case. […]

Can you recoup ‘no win, no fee’ legal costs in Inheritance Act Claims?

Posted on: 14 May 2020

An adult child with complex mental health issues has succeeded in a claim against her late Father’s estate for reasonable financial provision, despite being estranged from her parents. The judge acknowledged that may in part be due to her mental health issues. The estate was valued at £554,000 and after much deliberation, the judge awarded […]

Changes in Employment – what are your rights?

Posted on: 13 May 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has, caused panic and uncertainty amongst many workers whose employers are severely impacted by the outbreak. In response to the forced closures of non-essential businesses, many employers made fast decisions to terminate contracts, make employees redundant or place employees on furlough leave. However, the speed of which these decisions were made, and the […]

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