News archive: December 2020

  • Posted on December 9, 2020
    As the economic impact of the pandemic grows, many commercial landlords are struggling to collect rent and enforce their business tenants’ other lease obligations. While the Government has acted to protect business occupiers by restricting landlords’ rights to take enforcement action, this has left some landlords struggling to meet their own financial obligations and keep the buildings in their portfolios in good repair with a significantly reduced income stream. Faced with this difficult situation, landlords should talk to their solicitors about their remaining options.
  • Posted on December 8, 2020
    Businesses need to be agile to survive and prosper, particularly as we face the dual challenge of having to deal with a global pandemic, while also bracing ourselves for the UK’s exit from the EU.

    The ability to react quickly and to develop services to meet changing customer demands and evolving government guidance will continue to be key as we head into the new year.
  • Posted on December 4, 2020
    It tends to be only in Hollywood movies that a Will is read aloud, usually for dramatic effect where the contents of the Will are unexpected and lead to the sort of tensions which create a good plot. For example, in the 2019 film ‘Knives Out’ the patriarch cuts his entire family out of his Will in favour of his caregiver.
  • Posted on December 3, 2020
    Bringing up the subject of a prenuptial agreement can be as daunting as popping the question, perhaps more so as it raises the issue that the marriage might not last. But how should you react if you have been asked to sign an agreement? What should you look out for in a draft agreement?
  • Posted on December 2, 2020
    While some people are enjoying working from home, this is not the case for everyone and the negative impacts over several months are taking a toll on some employees.

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