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Quick guide to Self-Assessment tax returns and coronavirus schemes

Marc Dorsett
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Quick guide to Self-Assessment tax returns and coronavirus schemes The coronavirus outbreak has had an unprecedented impact on businesses and individuals. If you are self-employed, you may be concerned about paying your Self Assessment tax bill due on 31...

Avoiding a turkey of a Christmas when the family gets together

Steven Payne
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Avoiding a turkey of a Christmas when the family gets together   With the pandemic putting relationships under pressure and divorce rates recording their biggest percentage rise since 1972, family professionals and support groups are encouraging...

Police forces are rolling out a 'next-generation' handheld camera that can read number plates from 750 metres away, day and night.

Elizabeth Bradshaw
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Police forces are rolling out a 'next-generation' handheld camera that can read number plates from 750 metres away, day and night.   A number of Police forces are currently trialling the  LTI 20/20 TruCam II Speed Enforcement Laser with...

Divorce Day... What is it?

Steven Payne
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The new year often starts with Friends, Family and New Years Resolutions, but for many couples, the new year also brings with it, the desire to begin the new year separated.  With Christmas traditions being different amongst each household, one that...

we are continually looking at ways of working 'greener

Spencer Davis
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After 253 years of being at the forefront of law in Essex, we are continually looking at ways of working ‘greener’. Sadly the legal profession will never be fully paperless, we think it will be more paper-light! Over the last 4 years we have...

Redundancy, the right way - Avoiding Redundancies - Step 1

Jemma Bennett
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At Gepp Solicitors will be providing helpful tips and guides for employers who are having to consider redundancy.   Are there other options that you can consider instead of redundancy to save costs?  Of course, sometimes, it makes...

Will there be tax increases following succession planning changes for farmers in the Spring?

Alexandra Frumosu
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Will there be tax increases following succession planning changes for farmers in the Spring? If you have a farming business, and you're thinking about one day passing it on and keeping it in the family, you may have given a passing thought to the...

If you're a director who has a relaxed and informal approach to financial record keeping, you might not feel so relaxed after reading this.....

Jemma Bennett
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A recent judgment in the High Court has confirmed that directors who do not maintain accurate company financial records do so at their own risk. By way of background, WOW Internet Limited entered liquidation in July 2014 and steps were taken to dissolve the...

Stress-testing before celebrating a virtual office Christmas

Alexandra Dean
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Christmas traditionally brings a round of festive celebrations for customers and employees , but with current Covid-19 restrictions, companies are having to re-think drinks and dinners for customers and learn how to stage a virtual staff party. Plans that...

Why Big Brother needs to watch out when it comes to employee monitoring

Alexandra Dean
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The ‘Big Brother’ surveillance scenario envisaged by George Orwell has long since become reality.  The ability to watch citizens outlined in the futuristic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four , published in 1949, is now firmly fact not...

Planning for employing overseas workers in 2021

Alexandra Dean
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Planning for employing overseas workers in 2021 If you employ workers from overseas, or you plan to in the future, you will need to understand the changes to the immigration system coming into play from January 1 st , 2021. As of this date, a new...

The main Black Friday sales start today.

Spencer Davis
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Did you know …. The main Black Friday sales start today. Black Friday and Cyber Monday were original aimed at the US shopping market following their Thanks Giving celebrations with Black Friday being mainly in-store shopping and Cyber Monday being...

Good Divorce Week takes place from 30 November to 4 December 2020.

Filomena  Sterkaj
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Good Divorce Week takes place from 30 November to 4 December 2020. During the awareness week, Resolution is relaunching its public facing Code of Practice which promotes a constructive approach to family issues and considers the needs of the whole family...

The new immigration rules: deadlines you need to know

Alexandra Dean
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The UK’s new immigration system will come into effect on 1st January 2021 and will apply to both EU citizens and non-EU citizens. This means that citizens of EU member states (with the exception of Ireland) who want to move to the UK on or after 1st...

Kate Garraway's Story Demonstrates the Need for Lasting Powers of Attorney

Caitriona Rafferty
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Good Morning Britain's presenter, Kate Garraway, last week opened up about her financial worries as her husband Derek remains in hospital. Derek Garraway was diagnosed with coronavirus in March this year which has left him hospitalised ever since. As a...

Universal Wealth Preservation - 2 years on

Hollie Allcorn
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2 years since company director Steven Long was sent to prison, we continue to be contacted by former clients of the now collapsed Universal Wealth Preservation (UWP). We have been successful in collapsing trusts naming UWP as trustees and removing UWP from...

Support Bubbles and Childcare Bubbles

Filomena  Sterkaj
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It has now been one week since England went into the second lockdown as a result of the continued pandemic. The second lockdown is slightly less restrictive than the first lockdown which we all experienced earlier this year. The government has allowed for...

Divorce down on the farm...

Filomena  Sterkaj
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Farmers or those married to a farmer do not need a specific farming divorce lawyer but they do need a good lawyer with experience of the particular issues that arise during a farming divorce. Gepp Solicitors have been serving the rural community of Essex...

Can My Employer Force Me to go Back to Work?

Alexandra Dean
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The Government says that now is the right time to go back to work. Amid concerns that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown has turned our city centres into ‘ghost towns’, businesses are being encouraged to reopen their...

Can I get out of a commercial lease early?

Charlotte Strutt
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COVID-19 has had a significant impact on almost every business in the UK. For many businesses, it means they no longer require their business premises, or can no longer afford it. There are many other reasons, not directly related to COVID-19, that you may...

Redundancy, the right way. An Employer's Guide.

Jemma Bennett
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As we head into a second lockdown, we know the substantial financial impact this will have on businesses and, the retention of their staff.  Whilst the Government has extended the Job Retention Scheme for a further month, they have confirmed that this...

A new wave of lockdown - what does it mean for High Street retailers?

Charlotte Strutt
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In a pre-Covid world a retail tenant's primary concern was the effect that online shopping would have on the foot fall within the high street. However, post-Covid retail tenants may be facing new concerns not only with regard to the payment of rent but...

Getting creative with Wills

Clare Nichols
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It's probably fair to say that thinking about sitting down and writing a Will can be a bit of a daunting and depressing prospect. Never more so than when the world feels upside down and everything is a bit uncertain. At Gepp Solicitors we understand...

Farm succession planning is not always easy

Alexandra Frumosu
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Testamentary decisions can be difficult under normal circumstances with people finding it challenging to discuss the topic because of family tensions and disagreements. Add a farm into the mix and it's a perfect storm. One solution is putting in place a...

New Tier 2 restrictions - the impact on child arrangements

Filomena  Sterkaj
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From midnight on Friday 16th October 2020, Tier 2 restrictions came into effect in Essex and numerous other areas across the country. Tier 2 restrictions mean that people cannot meet other households socially indoors - whether at home or at other venues...

Renewing telecoms agreements - further guidance

Charlotte Strutt
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Following our September article ('4G or not 4G? That is the question…'), the case of Vodafone Ltd v Hanover Capital Ltd heard by the County Court (sitting in the Upper Tribunal) has offered new help for landlords in what was the first decision...

Who said tax doesn't need to be taxing?

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Well our recently promoted Tax Director says so. The Partners of Gepp Solicitors are delighted to announce Marc Dorsett’s promotion to Tax Director. Marc advises on many aspects of tax for our private and commercial clients including… ...

How can a business avoid the top three most common mistakes in a redundancy process?

Alexandra Dean
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Here at Gepp, we appreciate that sometimes businesses have to make the tough decisions of making redundancies in the workplace in order to save costs. We know that it is not easy and we did write about some of the ways that the business is affected by more...

Illegal workers: What to do about Civil penalties from the Home Office

Alexandra Dean
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If you are an employer concerned about illegal workers in your business, you are not alone. Many employers fall foul of the UK immigration rules each year, causing difficulties for their business, not least because of the fine that you might face and indeed...

Planning to Avert Disaster

Gregory John
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I, like many others, have recently watched the Netflix documentary David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet. If you have not yet seen it, I would urge you to do so, especially as it has the potential to be life changing. Without giving too much away, the...

5 common reasons marriages end in divorce

Steven Payne
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Money. As finances are becoming more stretched for so many households, one of the top reasons couples seek marriage counselling is financial issues. Infidelity . Across history extramarital affairs have ended countless marriages. However infidelity is...

Hairdresser wins an Employment Tribunal case determining that she is a worker and not self-employed

Alexandra Dean
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Meghan Gorman from Lancashire worked as a hairdresser for 6 years for Terence Paul, a Manchester City Centre salon that closed in 2019. During her employment, Meghan was under a contract that deemed her self-employed and not employed by the salon. This...

From Australia to Essex - This brilliant mum launched her own successful bouncy business

Alexandra Dean
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Kimberlee Perry is the founder of trampoline fitness company Bounce. In a recent interview with The BBC's weekly The Boss series, she told her story. Kimberlee is an Australian native but has moved to London when she was 18. Back in 2014, when she...

How can a business avoid the top three most common mistakes in a redundancy process?

Alexandra Dean
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Here at Gepp, we appreciate that sometimes businesses have to make the tough decisions of making redundancies in the workplace in order to save costs. We know that it is not easy and we did write about some of the ways that the business is affected ...

Virus transmission spike is matched by divorce advice spike

Steven Payne
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There are concerns that the latest spike in coronavirus transmissions may see more relationships taking a hit, after a surge in divorce enquiries following the nationwide lockdown.   Back to school traditionally sees a peak in petitions for...

COVID 19 - Commercial Landlords - Will you get lucky in Michaelmas?

Susan Le-Sage
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September 29th is rent quarter day, and no doubt commercial landlords throughout the UK will be watching their bank accounts closely to see whether they will be lucky enough to be paid by their tenants, or whether they will once again be subject to...

New Job Support Scheme announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Alexandra Dean
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As we suspected, the Furlough scheme will not be extended and will be coming to an end on 31 October 2020. There is still enough uncertainty around which means that we do not have a clear idea of what the landscape will look like for companies and...

Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) recommending initiating rent reviews by Michaelmas

Charlotte Strutt
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In light of the looming end of the EU transition period, the TFA has suggested that tenant farmers should be pro-active in the face of the potential disruption to the agricultural markets and consider initiating a rent review by Michaelmas (29th...

More female applicants respond to changed job adverts

Alexandra Dean
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Last month, Thames Water have admitted on Twitter that they have seen a surge of applications from female candidates to their jobs from 8% to a massive 46% of applicants for a new role advertised. How? They attributed it to removing 'masculine' words...

Can Employment Tribunal Fees be re-introduced?

Alexandra Dean
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It is now a well-known fact that the Employment Tribunal fees were abolished in 2017 after a challenge run by the Trade Union, Unison, reached the Court of Appeal which determined that the 2013 scheme was unlawful. As a result, the Ministry of Justice had to...

Like a scene out of 'A Few Good Men'

Spencer Davis
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Gepp Solicitors have been looking after Military Personnel for over 250 years and continue to do so today under the direction of our Senior Partner, Roger Brice.  Below is an extract from one of the many glowing testimonials from his clients...  ...

New penalties for breaching the rules

Roger Brice
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In light of changes in the data regarding the Pandemic further changes have been made to the guidance issued specifically to Restaurants, Pubs bars and takeaway services. Government guidance is under constant review and with pressure now on business owners...

"Kanye" understand your Will?

Gregory John
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Kanye West is never far from the headlines and, dependent on your views of him, you might consider this a good or bad thing. Although his music may not be to my taste, I cannot dispute how talented he is musically and often feel that this is often lost in...

To break or not to break

Gemma Barker
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This is the the question many commercial tenants will be asking themselves during the on-going Covid-19 crisis. Government closures, furlough and working from home has left many businesses with empty commercial premises and consequently commercial...

COVID 19 - Possession Proceedings - we have lift off!

Susan Le-Sage
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September 21st is the first day that Landlords can start to take action following the lifting of the 6 month stay on possession proceedings imposed by the Government at the very beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. It is expected that the number...

Tips for companies to avoid accidental 'furlough fraud'

Alexandra Dean
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We wrote previously about the increased powers that HMRC are expected to have in investigating and going after any company who is found to have misused the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the "Scheme") and this can be found  HERE ...

Can your boss spy on you whilst you are working from home?

Alexandra Dean
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Now that we have all settled in quite comfortably to working from home (whether we have embraced the pyjamas, latest loungewear or seeking some normalcy with smart-casual attire), the question arises as to how employers can continue to monitor the...

Checking that all your T&Cs match up to the 'new normal'

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Companies should prioritise risk management in their approach to business and review their third-party relationships and contracts as the coronavirus pandemic continues.  While the degree of disruption to supplies and staffing has settled since its...

Can my employer let other colleagues know about my redundancy before I know?

Alexandra Dean
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Let's put this one really simply - you are allowed to feel aggrieved if your employer has told some of your colleagues that you are being made redundant before you have officially found out about it. No one can tell you otherwise on that. ...

Will The Furlough Scheme be extended - unlikely

Alexandra Dean
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Furlough Scheme extension appears unlikely as the new Kickstart Scheme comes into effect As of 1 September 2020, the Government's Kickstart Scheme has come into play. Under the Kickstart Scheme, employers will receive grants of £1,500 to provide...

6 different clients -same great message on jobs well done!

Spencer Davis
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Below are just a few of the many great testimonials received by Gepp Solicitors over recent weeks. Rebecca in our Dispute Resolution Team… “Thank you, as ever, for your continued efforts, you go above and beyond, and that is my comfort...

4G or not 4G? That is the question...

Charlotte Strutt
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The rural community's commitment to making sure that the UK's communication network is as effective and widespread as possible should not be taken advantage of when agreeing terms of a telecoms lease. Since the introduction of The Electronic...

Another Win Against Discrimination: Asian Royal Mail Employee Wins Race Discrimination Claim

Alexandra Dean
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Recently, Mr Rizwan Shah, succeeded in a race discrimination claim against his employer - Royal Mail - and received a compensation payment of £30,000. Race Discrimination has been very clearly against the law since the Race Relations Act 1965, which...

Lenders Are Playing Safe: Less Mortgage Deals

Bakshi Dhanda
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It seems that lenders are being far stricter about who they lend to amid fears of defaults. In March of this year, there were 779 mortgage deals offering 90% Loan to Value (LTV). For first time buyers, it was a great market. Now, there are only 60. Due...

(Almost) Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Settlement Agreements

Alexandra Dean
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Settlement Agreements may sound a little bit like an ambiguous idea that no one really understands. At the same time, it is another word that is making itself comfortable in our daily vocabulary like redundancy, especially because the two seem to be...

Furlough and Maternity / Paternity Leave

Alexandra Dean
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The deadline for placing employees on furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ("Furlough Scheme") has long passed. As of 10 June 2020 and we are all familiar with the Furlough Scheme and indeed the changes that are regularly taking...

High Time for Employment Services - ACAS Services received calls at up to THREE times their usual rate

Alexandra Dean
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We are under no illusion that the current climate is difficult for everyone - individuals and businesses are facing a very uncertain future as they try to muddle their way through and ideally come out of the Coronavirus crisis and unavoidable recession as...

Will The Furlough Scheme Be Extended Again?

Alexandra Dean
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The furlough scheme, or as it is formally known - the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, is currently set to continue until 31 October 2020. We provided some information about it  here . However, looking elsewhere in Europe, is it possible that the...

Let's Talk About How Redundancy Affects Businesses

Alexandra Dean
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We wrote at length about the burning questions relating to redundancy that employees have when facing the process and how they can handle it . At the same time, we know that companies want to undertake the processes in the easiest and simplest way possible...

EAT Determines: Reasonable Adjustments Made by Employers Can Include An Undertaking And Refer to Potential Compensation

Alexandra Dean
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In a recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT"), it was determined that a reasonable adjustment under Section 20 of the Equality Act 2020 could include an undertaking by an employer to an employee of a certain condition and,...

Will The Novelty Of Home-Working Well And Truly Wear Off?

Alexandra Dean
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There is no doubt that the current pandemic has forced the world to move forward with flexible and remote working, a conversation that has been in the works for a while and has been moved up a few notches due to the situation where employees have simply had...

Redundancy During Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions

Alexandra Dean
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Redundancy is a word that is making itself comfortable in everyone's lexicon. Recent data from the Office of National Statistics ("ONS") has recently revealed that 730,000 workers have lost their jobs during lockdown - meaning between March...

Debt Collection During Coronavirus Pandemic: What Are The Options?

Susan Le-Sage
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In these uncertain times, no matter how big or small your business is, managing cash flow can be challenging. One particular difficulty for many firms is dealing with debt collection. Maximising debt collection should be a priority for your business to...

How Hot Is Too Hot?

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The last time things got a little too hot, many of us were in the height of lockdown so sitting in the garden was the reprieve. We are now seeing another heatwave here in the UK and The Met Office has even confirmed that yesterday London saw temperatures...

Can I Apply For A No Fault Divorce?

Filomena  Sterkaj
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The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill has received Royal Assent but this has not yet come into force. This is mainly due to the changes which need to take place such as, court forms being updated. It is however rumoured that the new law will come...

Ministry of Defence set to take positive steps to tackle Discrimination

Alexandra Dean
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We are of the view that the tide is finally beginning to turn on discrimination in the workplace and more companies are taking positive steps to eradicate it from the outset. We wrote here about the steps that employers can take, as a starting point...

Executor/Personal Representative/Administrator? You have to follow the law...

Caitriona Rafferty
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A recent Court Case has ended with a window cleaner, Peter Ivory, being told he must pay back nearly £250k to the beneficiaries of his dead brother's estate after giving the money away to the homeless.  Following his brother Michael's...

Companies Perform Better with more Female Executives

Alexandra Dean
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New research conducted by The Pipeline (Diversity and Inclusion specialists), into London based companies, shows that companies with at least one third of their bosses being female are more profitable in that their profit margin at least 10 times greater...

New Government Consultation calls for more information about Workplace support for victims of Domestic Violence

Alexandra Dean
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The government has launched a review into the support available in the workplace, currently, for employees that suffer from domestic violence . The consultation seeks evidence and information onto what is available for employees nowadays and what...

Renewing a commercial lease - what can be negotiated?

Charlotte Strutt
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If your commercial lease is up for renewal, you may wish to find out what you can negotiate to make the agreement work for you and your business. Depending on the terms of your current lease, it may be that any lease renewal would be governed by the...

Eat Out To Help Out In Chelmsford

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In an attempt to kick start the hospitality sector, the Chancellor’s ‘ Eat Out To Help Out ’ scheme has come into effect today. With a workforce of around 3.2 million and an annual turnover of £130bn, the hospitality industry is...

Furloughed Employees Facing Redundancy Will Be Looked After

Alexandra Dean
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As of Friday 31 July 2020, a new law will be enforced whereby any employee that is facing redundancy following a period of furlough, will be entitled to statutory redundancy pay on the basis of their pre-furlough salary and not the furloughed amount. ...

Race Discrimination Still Has No Place In The Workplace!

Alexandra Dean
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The Black Lives Matters movement continues to rightfully garner support worldwide, and it is important to realise that the issues of discrimination are still, unfortunately, alive and well within the workplace and must be eradicated. Recently,...

Holidaymakers Returning From Spain May Not Be Paid For Their Quarantine

Alexandra Dean
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This past week the Government announced that Spain is no longer included in the "air bridges" list and for the 600,000 British holidaymakers who were in Spain at that time it means that they now have to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return to...

New Protection For Innovators With Launch Of Digital Asset Fingerprinting

Justin Emerson
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A new online digital fingerprinting service has been launched to help protect designs and innovations from copycat misuse. The World Intellectual Property Organisation’s new online business platform – known as WIPO PROOF – is designed...

Witnessing Wills Via Video Call To Be Made Legal Until January 2022

Lisa Carter
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During these unusual times we have been meeting clients to sign their Wills in their gardens using garden furniture, car bonnets and even hot tubs as tables and we have recently starting meeting with clients for signings in our offices whilst maintaining...

British Gas Are Changing Their Employees' Contract Terms

Alexandra Dean
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Centrica, the company that owns British Gas, has announced that they will be undergoing a consultation with their workforce with a view of changing the terms and conditions of employment for all of their employees. The company has explained that they are...

Bonuses announced to avoid mass unemployment

Alexandra Dean
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced recently a new scheme worth £2billion that will seek to prevent the impending mass unemployment as the UK economy is hit by the Coronavirus crisis. In particular, the focus is on the young people as it is estimated...

Landlords Reminded To Read The Small Print

Michael Callaghan
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Landlords are breathing a sigh of relief over the news that a court has allowed an eviction notice despite a copy of the gas safety certificate not being provided before the tenancy started. But experts are warning that attention to the small print is...

So, We Did An Instagram Live...

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On Wednesday 8 July, I represented Gepp in taking on a new challenge - I joined the wonderful Carla Davison of Basking Babies UK and did an Instagram live Q&A session about all things that affect new parents and in particular new mums.   We had...

Cat Discovers Lost Will Calling An End To Sibling Feud

Caitriona Rafferty
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A decade long inheritance dispute has finally come to an end after a cat knocked over a solicitor's pile of legal papers for shredding. Siblings Venetia, Dean and Dale together inherited a £6m farm in Broxbourne following their grandfather's...

Buying a house? You'd better be quick to save on SDLT

Marc Dorsett
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The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has made his Summer Statement and as I write this the Shadow Chancellor, Anneliese Dodds, is replying in the usual opposition way. I'm not here to debate politics and to argue which side is right, that's very much...

Karl Lagerfeld's Estate: A Designer Dispute

Caitriona Rafferty
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Following Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld's death in February 2019, it was widely rumoured that his beloved cat Choupette was to inherit his estimated £178,463,375 fortune. Over a year later, his Will (filed in Monaco) has been located and seven...

Potential SDLT Reduction to be Announced?

Marc Dorsett
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A potential SDLT reduction? Whilst we may not yet have a cure or vaccination for Covid-19, Rishi Sunak and his team (let's be honest here, it's not just him coming up with these ideas) have made proposals to give the housing market a shot in the...

Neither Better Nor Worse - How TUPE Protects When Employees Transfer

Alexandra Dean
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The directors of a property management company ran into a brick wall when they tried to boost their own benefits package before transferring to a new employer under the TUPE regulations.  TUPE – which stands for the Transfer of...

Companies need to get it right to protect against competition

Alexandra Dean
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Companies looking to protect their business by relying on non-compete clauses for key employees should check that any post-termination restrictions are reasonable. When an employee leaves and there is a threat of commercially sensitive information about...

Am I entitled to my partner's pension on divorce?

Filomena  Sterkaj
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Many of my clients, regardless of gender, do not actually know that a pension is classified as a matrimonial asset on divorce. Therefore, simply put, yes you are entitled to a portion of your spouse's pension. It was interesting to note that data from...

Pubs are opening... Now what?

Roger Brice
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This week, the Prime Minister announced that Pubs and Restaurants could reopen from 4th July. The appropriate guidance is still to be published and a further blog will follow. However, one of the issues raised was that the business needed to take...

What If My Employer Broke The Furlough Rules?

Alexandra Dean
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It has been found that the system of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) which was meant to support businesses during these difficult times has been very open to abuse by employers and businesses . A survey found that more than a third of the...

HMRC Will Have More Powers to Reclaim Falsely Claimed Furlough Payments

Alexandra Dean
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It has now been announced that, next week Chancellor Rishi Sunak will add new legislation to allow HMRC greater powers to go after those that disobeyed the rules of the Scheme - namely those that forced staff to continue working, even just in part, whilst...

Support Bubbles and Family Law

Sally Ward
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Restrictions continue to be eased as the UK gets further past the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic. Some people in England are now be able to form a "support bubble, but what does this mean for Family Law? Unmarried couples and the "support...

Bentley is cutting a QUARTER of its UK Workforce: But was it announced before employees were told?

Alexandra Dean
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Last week, Joel Hills of ITV tweeted that Bentley Motors were planning to lay off up to 1,000 employees and that the company will make the "Announcement tomorrow". Very soon after, Hills was inundated with questions about the source of his...

Can Employees Be Dismissed Over Zoom?

Alexandra Dean
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With remote working now becoming the norm, most of our work meetings and conversations have become this strange mix of faces on our computer screens. This is as close as we can get to the formality of having face to face meetings during the current global...

Tiger King Star Carol Baskin is Accused of Forgery

Stephanie Thompson
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"Hey all you cool cats and kittens"  Carol Baskin from Big Cat Rescue who appears on the popular Netflix Series 'Tiger King' has been accused of forging her missing husband's Will, according to the Sheriff investigating his...

Dealing With A Hacked Facebook Account

Michael Callaghan
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What are your options when your Facebook account gets hacked? If a third party gets hold of a Facebook account held by individual or company, whether for innocent purposes or not, there are certain steps that need to be taken quickly to recover control of...

Remote Court Hearings: "Horribly Cruel" or More Efficient?

Sally Ward
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Since the covid-19 pandemic broke earlier this year, the number of virtual hearings held in England and Wales has increased five-fold. Some family law practitioners are saying video and phone calls are not suitable for some sensitive cases. Charitable...

The Importance of Employees' Trust in People's Processes and Functions

Alexandra Dean
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Recent research conducted by Zenbusiness showed that more than half of employees do not have faith in the people function of the business which can have a detrimental effect on morale and productivity across the board. Here at Gepps, we always encourage our...

Gordon Ramsay in the midst of Furlough Questions

Alexandra Dean
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By now, we are all aware of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ("CJRS") and what it means for businesses and employees. Last week, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, confirmed that whilst the Furlough Scheme will be extended until October...

Updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ("CJRS")

Alexandra Dean
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced last week that the CJRS has been extended until 31 October 2020 but has advised that there will be some changes to the way the scheme currently works as he will be looking for more of the responsibility to shift back to...

The Tax Increases That Could Pay For The Coronavirus Crisis

Marc Dorsett
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As you will be aware, unless you've been living in a cockerel's boot, we are in the middle of a crisis. It's a crisis with many faces, each having an impact on the other. The health crisis means lockdown and restrictions on movement which in...