News archive: February 2021

  • Posted on February 19, 2021
    Hilda Edge and Debra Kelly have been promoted to Partner.
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  • Posted on February 12, 2021
    According to the Health and Safety Executive there are 1.6 million workers in Great Britain suffering from work-related ill health. The two main causes are stress and musculoskeletal problems, both of which commonly affect people working in healthcare.
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  • Posted on February 10, 2021
    While the UK may now have a trade deal with the EU, businesses have been left to pick through the detail to figure out what it means for them in practice. There is still a lot of confusion and concern as practical implications become apparent.

    One of the key issues that businesses which trade with the EU are having to grapple with is the impact on contractual relationships, particularly regarding the resolution of cross-border disputes.
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  • Posted on February 10, 2021
    While certain changes are already in place as a result of Brexit, we can expect a continuous stream of legislative reform that will affect businesses and their commercial contracts.

    As the new trading relationship with the EU evolves, it is likely that you need to update your own terms of business to ensure you continue to comply with relevant regulations and to protect your trading position.
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  • Posted on February 5, 2021
    If the pandemic has left you with empty commercial property, now could be a good time to look for alternative uses. To help businesses make the best use of commercial real estate, the Government has made the planning rules more flexible so that it is now possible to change between a range of commercial uses without the need for planning permission.
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  • Posted on February 3, 2021
    If you are an executor of an estate, you may need to deal with debts that have been left behind. Any estate may have debts to be considered, even if the deceased was wealthy.

    Personal debts do not expire on death, they are carried over into the estate. It becomes the responsibility of the executors to make sure those debts are repaid.
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  • Posted on February 3, 2021
    According to recent news stories, some owners are struggling to sell their homes because they live in an apartment block with exterior cladding. Coupled with mounting criticism of the leasehold system, you may worry that selling your flat will prove more difficult than you had hoped.
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  • Posted on February 2, 2021
    The rollout of the vaccination programme has been welcomed as the beginning of the end for the Covid-19 pandemic. For many employers, ensuring their workforce is vaccinated is an important step in getting their business back to operating as usual. However, the effects of ‘vaccine hesitancy’ and the anti-vaccine movement may mean that some employees refuse to be vaccinated.
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