In these uncertain times many individuals and businesses are facing a range of challenges from the sudden coronavirus pandemic.
The UK government continues to implement measures to alleviate financial pressures including the supply of emergency funds, the deferment of tax, and government backed guarantees. However it is unavoidable that many businesses will face uncertainty and challenging circumstances ahead.
Healys LLP remains fully operational and we are able to provide necessary legal services in these difficult times. This includes emergency assistance regarding employment, immigration, insolvency and Wills and Trusts, as well as our usual legal assistance in relation to litigation (including “no win no fee” arrangements), real estate, corporate, commercial and media and IP.
Throughout this period, our staff will all be contactable during usual working hours (9:00-17:00) via email, direct telephone lines and mobiles. Click here to find one of our dedicated legal team today.
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Our latest blog posts, which can be found here, provide updates of the latest guidance and legislation, and contain useful tips and advice to support you, your families and your business.
During the coronavirus pandemic, we have seen an increase in the number of enquiries from people who have urgent queries regarding making a Will and powers of attorney. Healys Wills & Probate team are currently working remotely and are here to assist you during these difficult times with any enquiries of this nature. We provide a high quality service and as a leading national law firm, have an outstanding reputation for achieving the best outcomes for our clients.
For more information, visit our latest guide here.
The coronavirus job retention scheme is a temporary scheme that started on 1 March 2020 and has been extended and varied on several occasions since. This scheme is aimed at employers who cannot maintain their current workforce because their operations have been severely affected by Covid 19.
All employers are eligible to claim under the scheme, although it is primarily designed to help those whose operations have been severely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) to retain their employees and protect the UK economy.
For more information, visit our dedicated webpage and FAQs here.
16th September 2021
Maternity leave should be a period of joy and tranquillity but, all too often, it is marred by discrimination. As an Employment Tribunal (ET) decision showed, however, employers who treat new mothers unfavourably can expect to pay a high reputational and financial price. Continue reading »
13th September 2021
As the UK strives towards a brave new world of net zero emissions, lifestyles have to change and there will inevitably be those who suffer inconvenience and financial loss. In a case on point, Britain’s first 24/7 zero emissions street survived a local resident’s High Court challenge. Continue reading »
10th September 2021
Justice should not only be done but should be seen to be done. That phrase may be somewhat hackneyed but, as a High Court planning case showed, it is a golden rule that serves to root out even the appearance of bias in official decision-making. Continue reading »
9th September 2021
Residential property often represents the majority of a person’s wealth and valuing it for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes is, par excellence, a matter for professionals. In a case on point, a son who dispensed with expert tax and valuation advice following his mother’s death found himself in very deep water. Continue reading »
6th September 2021
Care home owners were possibly the hardest hit of all by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As an Employment Tribunal (ET) ruling showed, however, the crisis did not relieve them of their obligation to treat staff fairly. Continue reading »
19th July 2021
Thousands of businesses left struggling by the COVID-19 pandemic have had little choice but to shed staff. However, as an Employment Tribunal (ET) ruling showed, the legal requirement that redundancy exercises must be transparent and fair has remained in full force throughout the crisis (Hatch v H2M Engineering Ltd). Continue reading »
21st January 2021
Non-competition clauses are often found in employment contracts and are known as restrictive covenants. A non-competition restriction prevents an employee from working for a competitor for a certain time period
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21st December 2020
The Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Scheme) that has helped businesses and protected jobs since the beginning of the pandemic, has been extended until the end of April 2021. Continue reading »
25th September 2020
What is going to happen after the Furlough Scheme ends? Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has revealed details this week of his Job Support Scheme that will replace Furlough when it closes on 31 October 2020. The scheme’s focus is to keep people in employment and to minimise unemployment in the UK. Continue reading »