News archive: June 2020

  • Posted on June 9, 2020
    Emergency legislation has introduced greater protection to tenants during the coronavirus crisis, at a time when it was important to ensure that people did not find themselves homeless due to financial difficulties.

    You may have read newspaper stories referring to these changes, but most gave little detail and did not explain their practical impact for renters. So, if you rent your home, you may still be wondering how these changes could affect you.
  • Posted on June 8, 2020
    If you are one of the thousands of business owners in the UK who have had to adapt during the past couple of months to survive the coronavirus pandemic, then it is likely that some of your contractual arrangements may not have kept pace with all the changes you have made.
  • Posted on June 5, 2020
    As we gradually emerge from lockdown and businesses try to reopen, commercial property must adapt. All business premises will need to change in some way, to allow for long-term social distancing and to limit the spread of infection. Commercial landlords and tenants will need good legal advice to help them navigate some thorny issues about who is responsible for new health and safety measures, who has the right to make physical alterations, and who is going to pay for them.
  • Posted on June 4, 2020
    We are now able to offer face to face meeting by prior appointment only, observing full social distancing measures.
  • Posted on June 1, 2020
    As the UK’s coronavirus lockdown measures turn from weeks to months, concern over its effects on vulnerable and elderly people is mounting.

    The National Domestic Abuse Helpline has seen a 25 per cent increase in requests for help, but many people do not associate domestic abuse with the elderly. The UK charity, Action on Elder Abuse, reports that 34 per cent of people do not believe acts of violence towards an older person count as abuse, when in fact older people are at an especially high risk of domestic abuse during these times.

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