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New Jobs Support Scheme announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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 September). ...

More female applicants respond to changed job adverts

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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?

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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'

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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

Gemma Lee
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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'

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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?

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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'

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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?

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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?

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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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?

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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?

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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!

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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...

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

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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?

Gemma Lee
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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?

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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?

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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?

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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")

Inbar Rabinovitz
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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...

Furlough Scheme EXTENDED: But The Penalties For Abusing It Are Still Very Real

Inbar Rabinovitz
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Employers will be aware that the government has announced the extension of the furlough scheme for a further four months. This means that it is now extended to October and Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that its purpose is to continue to pay employees...

A Day In The Life Of A Private Client Paralegal During Lockdown

Clare Nichols
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It's fair to say that there have been a huge number of changes over the past couple of months, which have led to a need to rapidly adapt and ensure that things continue to function in many areas of our lives. The same can definitely be said for how I...

Courts - No Going Back To Pre-Covid Ways

Gemma Lee
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In a virtual appearance before the House of Lords constitution committee last week, the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, told peers that the courts system will never again operate as it did before the coronavirus. He told the committee that...

Coronavirus and Police Powers: An Update

Gemma Lee
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Previously, we wrote about  Police Powers when the Country was first put into Lockdown and the legislation that soon followed regarding Police and the Court's powers during Covid 19. The College of Policing issued guidance to the Police Force in...

Getting Ready For When The Office Lights Go Back On...

Charlotte Strutt
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Office spaces with communal areas and shared facilities will be in the frontline when the next stage of lockdown is lifted, and staff return to the workplace.  Managing the return and preparing the building for what is being called the ‘new...

Delayed, But Not Cancelled: Company Responsibilities During Lockdown

Alexandra Dean
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Company directors will be focused on the bottom line and corporate governance as they continue to navigate their way through the pandemic lockdown and the Government’s route map towards business as usual.  Many will be worried at the risk of...

The Property Market Resumes

Bakshi Dhanda
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Today brings some positive news for the housing market. Government guidance has given the green light for property viewings in person and visits to Estate Agents for both sales and rentals so long as social distancing is still observed. With the government...

Employment Tribunal decides - telling a woman she "has balls" is not sexist

Inbar Rabinovitz
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Recently, the Employment Tribunal at London Central determined that the Claimant, Rachel Power, was not discriminated against or victimised by the CEO of Secure Code Warrior Ltd of Northampton despite telling her that she "has balls". In 2018, Ms...

Why are we losing motivation during lockdown, and what can we do about it?

Inbar Rabinovitz
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It seems that many people are losing motivation as some of us are entering into weeks 6 and 7 of remote working. The novelty may have started to wear off and our excitement at the prospect of cutting the commute short has long since dwindled. The question...

A very busy week but oh so rewarding...

Georgia Bolton
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A very busy week but oh so rewarding…  Our Private Client Team have been very busy dealing with Will and Lasting Power of Attorney  enquiries all of last week. Both myself and Spencer have...

Vicarious Liability Landscape Has Some Further Guidance

Inbar Rabinovitz
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A recent Supreme Court decision in the case of Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants held that the bank was not vicariously liable for the acts of an independent, self-employed doctor that was contracted to undertake the medical...

VE Day 2020

Roger Brice
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The Chelmsford City VE Day 75 willow tanks make a striking display and remind us of the sacrifice of the Armed Forces and population of the United Kingdom during World War 2. Unlike today, the Army, Navy and Air Force at the end of the War were...

Chelmsford Tank Display for VE Day 2020

Roger Brice
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The trouble with lockdown is that those of us whose roles do not require us to travel in to the centre of Chelmsford are missing a most amazing sight. On the roundabout by the multi-storey car park by Parkway a unique celebration of VE Day 75 is...

Some Things to Consider before Abusing the Furlough Scheme...

Inbar Rabinovitz
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There are been some reports that there are companies that are abusing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ("CJRS") in that they are requiring their employees to work despite placing them on furlough and claiming their wages from the G overnment. ...

Preparing and Creating Chelmsford's 2020 VE Day Tank Display

Roger Brice
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Chelmsford City Council's Parks & Green Spaces Manager, Paul Van Damme has been in touch to tell us more about The Multi-Story Roundabout - VE Day 75 display. The tank display is part of the normal bedding displays and consists of two tanks made out...

British Airways Announces up to 12,000 jobs 'AT RISK' of Redundancy

Inbar Rabinovitz
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British Airways Announces up to 12,000 jobs 'AT RISK' of redundancy British Airways is yet another company that has become adversely affected by the current Covid-19 pandemic. The airline has announced this week that it would have to make up to...

Coronavirus Regulations are only the tip of the iceberg affecting your everyday life!

Gemma Lee
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Since the Prime Minister addressed the nation on 23rd March and put our country into effective lockdown, the Coronavirus regulations have become a hot topic. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) [or Scotland, Northern Ireland and...

Care Homes Clearly at the 'Front Line'

Elizabeth Bradshaw
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It has become increasingly clear over the last few weeks and even more so the last few days that care homes and their residents have been severely hit by Coronavirus. It certainly seems on the face of it that they have been the poor cousin in relation to...

Employees could be urged to support UK farmers during furlough

Inbar Rabinovitz
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It has been noted by George Eustice, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, that Furloughed employees could be encouraged to fill the labour shortage that the farmers are encountering. It appears that due to the pandemic, only...

Will the Hospitality Trade Die because of Covid-19?

Gemma Lee
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The Media is saturated with Articles about the virus and its impact upon, our jobs, our businesses and the economy. With no future dates to work towards for an end to this Pandemic, life is becoming increasingly bleak for some and maintaining a livelihood...

The Coronavirus Act 2020: Commercial Tenancies - Forfeiture, Possession Proceedings and other remedies for non-payment of sums due

Susan Le-Sage
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It goes without saying that the economic consequences of the current coronavirus pandemic mean that many commercial tenants will be unwilling or unable to pay rent. They may also be unwilling or unable to pay other sums due pursuant to the terms of any...

Coronavirus: Those ignoring child Court Orders could end up facing legal action

Filomena  Sterkaj
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I have had several enquiries regarding contact since the lockdown guidance was introduced. Cabinet Minister, Michael Gove, caused confusion among families when England announced its lockdown. When he appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain, he said...

It's True, We All Miss The Office

Inbar Rabinovitz
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With the current lockdown in the UK, we are seeing a lot of employees working from home. The influx in this flexible working has proven invaluable in showing businesses and employees alike that remote working and flexible working is a possibility. We...

Motorists Are Still Speeding Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Gemma Lee
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  I blogged over two weeks ago now about concerns that some police forces had about motorists using quieter roads during the coronavirus to flout motoring laws, especially speeding.   A BBC report appears to bear this out. It reports of...

Prosecution of Breaches of the Coronavirus Regulations

Gemma Lee
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The coronavirus epidemic and the Prime Minister's address to the nation on Monday 23rd March caused us all to be placed into a form of lockdown. It also meant that the snappily titled Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations...

Tenants Without Income and Landlords Without Rent: What Are The Options?

Susan Le-Sage
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The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on residential tenants and landlords cannot be underestimated. Many tenants have lost some or all of their usual income, as a consequence of which they are no longer able to pay their rent. This is having a...

Landlords Must Comply With Latest Energy Standards

Michael Callaghan
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Landlords of residential property could face high fines if they do not meet the latest energy efficiency standards. On 1st April 2020, the latest stage of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards was implemented, making it unlawful for landlords to continue...

Working Options During Furlough Period

Inbar Rabinovitz
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Many employees have now faced the reality of being placed on furlough by their employers under the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ("CJRS") and a vast majority have been looking for options to fill their time and also top up their...

Balancing Effective Remote working And a Busy Home Life

Filomena  Sterkaj
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Cafcass has shared a very helpful guide for working at home whilst your children are around. The guide provides practical tips on how to remain productive and calm while working from home with children. It also offers useful links to a variety of online...

Coronavirus: Care Homes Pleading for PPE and Testing

Elizabeth Bradshaw
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Anyone who has had contact with the residential care sector will know that dealing with vulnerable and elderly residents is an extremely challenging and often stressful task. Balancing care and support of these residents whilst complying with vigorous and...

More employees will now benefit from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Inbar Rabinovitz
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More employees will now benefit from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme The Government continues to update the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ("CJRS") as things continue to unfold nationwide. The CJRS currently supports businesses and...

Nursing and Midwifery Council statement on Personal Protective Equipment during the Covid-19 pandemic

Gemma Lee
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Nursing and Midwifery Council statement on Personal Protective Equipment during the Covid-19 pandemic We are experiencing extremely difficult times currently with the pandemic showing little sign of leaving these shores any time soon. And those at the sharp...

High Court Rules That Administrators Can Place Employees on Furlough

Inbar Rabinovitz
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The High Court has held that administrators can furlough employees and pay them under the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). On 16 March 2020, Carluccio's restaurant chain has closed its doors in line with the Government's...

What do your Terms and Conditions say about your business?

Alexandra Dean
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What do your Terms and Conditions say about your business? Unfortunately, the current climate has proven that many companies do not have terms and conditions that completely protect them and / or the business needs and that has caused some difficulties all...

Farewell 2019/20 CGT Reporting...

Marc Dorsett
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Farewell 2019/20 CGT reporting, welcome 2020/21 new CGT reporting..! Last tax year ended with a bit of a downer and the start of this one isn't looking much better in the short term. It's probably going to sort itself out in the next few...

The Government's Plan To Save Jobs Will Cost £40bn

Inbar Rabinovitz
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The Government's Plan to save jobs will likely cost up to £40 billion. The announced Job Retention Scheme has been a welcome reprieve to many employers and employees as many have been able to avoid redundancies in their midst as they place a...