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.
8th April 2021
1st April 2021
Workplace whistleblowing is an act of good citizenship and the law frowns deeply on employers who fail to respond appropriately. An Employment Tribunal (ET) made that point in awarding substantial compensation to an NHS nurse who complained of racism and bullying on the ward where she worked. Continue reading »
30th March 2021
The advent of the internet means that spotless professional reputations, built up over decades, can be traduced at the click of a button. As one case showed, however, if you are on the receiving end of such treatment, you don’t have to take it lying down. Continue reading »
29th March 2021
Health and safety and licensing rules that apply to houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) are strict and landlords who fail to abide by them can expect stiff financial penalties. However, in an important decision, the Upper Tribunal (UT) found that the landlords of three HMOs were effectively criminalised without a fair hearing. Continue reading »
22nd March 2021
There are very good reasons why you should instruct a solicitor both to draft your will whilst you are still hale and hearty and to regularly update it. A High Court ruling served as a sad example of what can happen otherwise. 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 »
16th July 2020
Football seasons worldwide have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and some clubs have inevitably been left feeling hard done by. In a unique High Court case, the response to the crisis of the Football Association of Wales (FA Wales) came under intense judicial scrutiny. Continue reading »