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.
23rd May 2022
In a recent interview with Latest TV, Healys Head of Professional Negligence Robert Johnson discusses what potential claimants need to know when considering bringing a claim against a professional. Continue reading »
20th May 2022
Vindictive bloggers who hide behind a cloak of anonymity may feel that they can use the internet to subject innocent people to abuse with complete impunity. However, in coming to the aid of an academic falsely accused of being a sexual predator, the High Court emphatically showed how very wrong they are. Continue reading »
28th April 2022
No matter how strongly you may feel, you should pause for thought before venting your spleen on social media. As a High Court ruling showed, expressions of regret after the mouse has been clicked may not be enough to save you from the crushing legal consequences of descending into libel or harassment. Continue reading »
27th April 2022
When money passes from one member of a family to another, questions can all too easily arise as to whether it is a loan or a gift. Proper legal documentation is by far the best means of avoiding such ambiguity but, as a Court of Appeal ruling showed, even that does not always succeed in defusing disputes. Continue reading »
19th April 2022
9th December 2021
If you are amongst the cohort of workers who have been made redundant in the wake of the pandemic and feel that you have been treated unfairly, you should contact a solicitor without delay. In one case, a bar manager who was sacked without notice received thousands of pounds in compensation (Stanley v Stratsmore Investments Ltd). Continue reading »
9th November 2021
Vast numbers of people have been prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic to take up working or running businesses from home – but do they need planning permission for a change of use? The High Court addressed that burning issue in the case of a personal trainer who fitted out part of a timber outbuilding in his garden as a gym for his clients. 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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