Pregnant women face discrimination at work, during the pandemic

Research conducted on 3,400 pregnant women by the TUC, has found that one in four expectant mothers faced discrimination in the workplace during the Covid-19 lockdown. The women reported incidents where they were told to take their maternity leave early, forced to take sick leave when they were not ill and not being able to […]

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Housing Market returns to pre-coronavirus levels

The housing market has showed signs of encouragement as property sales returned to pre-lockdown levels, according to Zoopla London’s market has stalled, and Scotland and Wales property markets remain closed, but apparently buyer demand in other parts of the country is 54% stronger than it was before the property market halted in March. Good news […]

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MPs vote in favour of the ‘no-fault’ divorce legislation

The ‘no-fault’ divorce legislation has been backed by MPs in the House of Commons in a vote that saw 231 votes to 16. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill was debated at its second reading, after it had been approved by the House of Lords in March. The legislation will allow couples to divorce without […]

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The ‘no-fault’ or ‘quickie’ divorce bill is being debated in the House of Commons

The ‘no-fault’ divorce bill is being discussed in the House of commons. If successful it will enable couples to start divorce proceedings immediately, without stating that the grounds of divorce are adultery, unreasonable behaviour or desertion. Instead the new law will allow them to state that the marriage has broken down irretrievably . It will […]

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We’ve passed the Law Society’s Lexcel Audit

For the eighth year in a row, we have passed the Law Society’s Lexcel Audit. Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care. To pass, a law firm has to evidence that it abides by its rules and guidelines to practice management and client care. For our clients, […]

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Ban on repossessions will continue until October 31st

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have confirmed that the ban on lender repossessions of homes will continue until 31 October. This will allow people to continue to self-isolate if required.      

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A quarter of employees furloughed

Figures released by the Government show that 8.7m workers have been placed on furlough as part of the UK job retention scheme since it began. This equates to more that a quarter of the UK workforce with 1.1m firms using the scheme.    

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Property transactions in April were down by over 50% but the market bounces back

Not surprisingly, residential property transactions were down by over 50% in April according to data from HM Revenue and Customs. The effect of the Coronavirus lockdown has meant that only 46,440 residential transactions took place in April, which is a drop of 53.2% compared to the same time last year. But it’s not all doom […]

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Co-parenting during the pandemic; a father loses his case to keep children off school

A father who wished to keep his children away from school, over fears that they may catch the virus, has lost his legal battle against his keyworker ex-wife to keep them at home. The father expressed these concerns to his ex-wife but she applied to the family court for their custody arrangements to be amended […]

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As lockdown gradually lifts, there are calls for new laws to protect cyclists

As lockdown gradually lifts, people are being encouraged, if possible, to cycle to work. At the same time, there are calls for a new law to protect cyclists on the roads. This new law would ‘presume’ cyclists are innocent in a road accident with the introduction of a  ‘presumed liability’ of other road users. Road […]

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