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Sophie Lamont
In this uncertain time, we at Hewitts are on hand to provide advice and guidance for businesses to navigate through this uncertain time. Ian Gibson, Partner and head of the Commercial Property team at Hewitts has set out below a brief overview of the effect of Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020. In short,...
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April brings a new tax year and a host of Employment Law updates. From 6th April 2020, the calculation of holiday pay for people who work variable hours will change from an average of the preceding 12 weeks to the preceding 52 weeks or from the commencement of employment if that is shorter. A new...
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We understand that this is an uncertain time for everyone and would like to offer reassurance and clarity as to how Hewitts are operating during the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. Her Majesty’s Government has acknowledged that legal practitioners are fundamental in keeping the justice system running during the Coronavirus (COVID 19) crisis. Hewitts employs key...
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The courts and tribunals service has issued advice to parents with children who are subject to a Child Arrangements Order (CAO) made by the Family Court. Government guidance states that despite current Stay at Homes rules in place in the UK, “where parents do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be moved between...
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We are living in an unprecedented time, guidance and legislation is being brought into action at rapid pace with significant restrictions and changes implemented to the way we all live and work. We at Hewitts have set out below simple and clear guidance as to the Government’s fresh guidance as to moving home whilst the Coronavirus...
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Following the Housing Secretary’s announcement last week that new emergency legislation is to be passed in light of the Coronavirus pandemic to protect private tenants from eviction, the Government’s proposals are certainly not as straight forward as they may seem at first glance and may need some fine tuning. The measures are designed to: Suspend...
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On Wednesday 25th March 2020 the Coronavirus Bill completed all its parliamentary stages, and Royal Assent was signified, bringing in to force an unprecedented piece of emergency legislation. The purpose of the Coronavirus Act is to enable the Government to respond to an emergency situation and manage the effects of a covid-19 pandemic. A severe pandemic could...
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The process of administering a person’s estate after death can be complex, but where an estate is insolvent the process can be further complicated. If an estate is insolvent it means that its liabilities exceed the value of its assets. Knowing the procedures and what could be involved is important; particularly because of the personal...
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As the UK prepares to move into the ‘delay phase’, changes are expected to criminal justice procedure. So, what might be expected to change? Criminal Investigations In the event of any public disorder, work on low priority criminal investigations may slow or stall entirely as police resources are diverted elsewhere. Most police custody suites hold...
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The Forensic Science Regulator regulates forensic scientists in England and Wales. The Regulator ensures that the provision of forensic science evidence across the criminal justice system is subject to appropriate standards. The Regulator has recently said that there are gaps in quality that need to be resolved in order to prevent the use of unreliable...
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