We are here to support you through this time of national emergency.
Terry Jones remains committed to providing the best possible services to our clients. Whether you are a business or an individual, we can provide you with legal advice and guidance in this uncertain time.
How we’ve adapted
In line with Government advice and to protect the wellbeing of our clients and colleagues, we have made the move to remote working for the majority of our staff. We will remain open for the duration of this crisis to ensure we are able to support our clients.
We are facilitating appointments over the phone, via email and through video conferencing where possible. Visits to our office are on an appointment-only basis and, as per Government guidelines, facemasks must be worn in our office unless exempt.
The situation is ever changing and we will keep you updated on any developments that may affect our business.
Our focus remains on the health and welfare of our colleagues and clients, and the continued provision of high-quality service to you all.
Coronavirus and childcare: facilitating contact in the ‘rule of six’ era
On Monday 14th September 2020, the UK government introduced the ‘rule of six’ in England to limit social contact in an attempt to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This new rule makes it illegal for groups of more than six people to meet in any setting, either indoors or outdoors, including in family […]
Significant surge in divorces
As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to take its toll, many people are continuing to see a notable impact on their personal lives. Recent studies have found that the pandemic is creating an enormous pressure on relationships, with an expected surge in divorces impending. In the first weekend of September, views on the Citizens Advice divorce page were up […]
Understanding restrictive covenants and furlough leave
As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many employees will be made redundant through no fault of their own. A significant number of employees will also find that they have restrictive covenants in their contracts of employment that are likely to hinder their search for alternative employment in the immediate aftermath of their redundancy. […]
Redundancy rockets in the UK
As the Coronavirus outbreak takes its toll on the workplace, British employers planned more than 300,000 redundancies in June and July as reported by BBC News. A huge 1,784 firms made plans to cut approximately 150,000 jobs in July, and 1,888 planned 156,000 cuts in June. Worryingly, this may only be the tip of the […]
Furlough scheme enters its next phase in September 2020
As of today, September 1st 2020, employers will need to pay more towards the cost of furloughed employees. Until now, the UK government has contributed 80% of the employee’s wage – capped at £2,500. That contribution has now dropped to 70%, with employer’s making up the extra 10%. Employers must also pay National Insurance and […]
Coronavirus eviction ban to be extended by four weeks
The ban on tenant evictions that was set to end today has been extended by a further four weeks to September 20th. Understandably, this will be unwelcome news to many struggling landlords. This ban has offered a level of protection for tenants over the past five months and ‘mortgage holidays’ were introduced to help support […]
Flexible furlough: how does it work?
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 […]
Ban on tenant evictions extended to August 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 […]
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