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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.
Background‘Unprecedented’ is surely the word of choice this year.  In a matter of months, coronavirus has redefined the way we work, live and interact with one another.  The various restrictions imposed to try and reduce the spread have pro
Given it is anticipated that there may be significant numbers of redundancies in the months to come, a recent decision in Aramark Ltd v Fernandes is of interest. In essence, this decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal found that, in a situation w
The list of countries being removed from the UK and Scotland’s safe travel lists is ever increasing: the most recent news being that seven Greek Islands are no longer ‘safe’ and travellers will have to quarantine on return.At time of writing, the Sco
From 1st September 2020, the furlough scheme enters its final stages, with employers now having to pay 10% of the furloughed employee’s wages, as well as pension and employer’s national insurance contributions. This will increase to 20% from 1st Octo
If you have suffered an injury and someone else was at least partially to blame, you could make a personal injury claim. Making a personal injury claim may seem complicated, particularly if you are concerned about your physical and mental health, or
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As lockdown restrictions are eased and the UK gradually returns to work, health and safety will be a key concern for employers. The Scottish Government’s position is that working at home remains the default where possible, but the opening of retail a
In our previous newsletters we have discussed the furlough scheme (or the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme). We are now entering the last three months of the scheme, in which there will be further changes to how it operates. From the 1st July, employ
A common matter for parties to consider prior entering into marriage or a Civil Partnership is how they can protect their assets in the unfortunate event that they separate at a later date. This may seem like an unromantic approach, but entering into
HMRC has published new guidance on what to do if you have made an error in a claim under the furlough scheme and claimed too much or too little. There is also new guidance on penalties which apply in cases of overpayment.If an employer has claimed to
Most employers will at this stage be aware of the furlough scheme (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme), which was intended to protect jobs during the ongoing pandemic. However, unfortunately it will not necessarily protect all jobs and increasingly som
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