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.
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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.
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The coronavirus job retention scheme is a temporary scheme set in place for 4 months starting from 1 March 2020 until at least 30 June 2020. It can be used anytime during this period by employers. This scheme is aimed at employers who cannot maintain their current workforce because their operations have been severely affected by Covid 19. As a result, you can furlough employees and apply for a grant that covers 80% of their usual monthly wage costs, up to £2,500 a month, plus the associated Employer National Insurance contributions and pension contributions (up to the level of the minimum automatic enrolment employer pension contribution) on that subsidised furlough pay.
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15th January 2021
Elderly victims of clinical negligence who are approaching the end of their lives may feel there is little point seeking justice. However, they also have their loved ones to think about and a High Court case in which a woman in her 80s received six-figure damages showed how important it is to obtain legal advice. Continue reading »
13th January 2021
Few things are more demoralising than being bullied at work and victims are entitled to expect understanding and support from their employers. An Employment Tribunal (ET) made that point in upholding a constructive unfair dismissal claim brought by an accounts assistant who was publicly humiliated by a senior manager (Vaughan v Talbot Underwriting Services Ltd). Continue reading »
7th January 2021
The Government has today announced reforms that will make it easier and cheaper for leaseholders to buy their leases. 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 »
14th July 2020
Speedy and cost-effective dispute resolution is the primary aspiration of the contract adjudication regime – but to what extent can that be fairly achieved during the COVID-19 pandemic? The High Court confronted that issue in a guideline case. Continue reading »
8th June 2020
Government guidance as at 29 May 2020 states that employees able to work from home should continue to do so. However, those unable to effectively work from home should start to return to work. This presents an unprecedented issue for most employers as employees are likely to be at risk using public transport at peak commute times. Continue reading »
1st June 2020
Last month, the chancellor extended the scheme until the end of October. However, the government has announced new changes to the UK’s Coronavirus Job Retention Furlough scheme. Continue reading »