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Pensions, Employment and Divorce - Achieving Equality

Family law partner, Justine Flack and employment law…

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Digital Service for Lasting Powers of Attorney

The Office of the Public Guardian has introduced a…

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Planning for the Future: Government publishes White Paper on reforms

On 6 August 2020 the Government published its long…

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Have you looked at your purchasing terms recently?

Standard terms and conditions are one of those things,…

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Furloughed Employees Should Receive Full Redundancy Payments And Notice Pay

The Government have introduced the Coronavirus, Calculation…

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Divorce in the Time of Coronavirus: How Will We Deal with the Matrimonial Home?

Family law partner, Justine Flack discusses how the…

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Quarantine Employment Rights

On Saturday 25 July 2020 the UK Government announced…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Furloughed Workers

The UK Government announced a plan to avoid mass redundancies…

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Government announces temporary changes to Enterprise Management Incentive share schemes

HMRC have announced legislative measures designed…

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Can you continue furlough payments during redundancy notice periods?

Caroline Illing, associate in the employment team…

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The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme – Is your business eligible?

In the spring 2020 budget, Chancellor of the Exchequer,…

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HMRC clarify that furlough pay can be used for contractual and statutory notice pay

Following a series of requests to HMRC to clarify…

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Navigating your way out of lockdown

Carl Mifflin, Partner and Head of Restructuring and…

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Government Launches Registration for Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

The Eat Out to Help Out registration page went live…

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PM announces "most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War"

Boris Johnson has announced what the Government has…

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Divorce in the Time of Coronavirus: How Will the Family Business Be Valued?

Family law partner, Justine Flack discusses how family…

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The Business and Planning Bill: Pavement licences and off-sales

Specialist planning and licensing solicitor, Jamie…

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50 Years of the Equal Pay Act

To mark 50 years since the Equal Pay Act 1970 was…

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Lasting Powers of Attorney in Lockdown

In such uncertain times as these, it is more important…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Flexible Furlough

Further to the Chancellor’s announcement on 29 May…

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Rent timebomb: Warning as moratorium on forfeiture for commercial leases is about to end

As the three-month block on the repossession of commercial…

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Extension of furlough deadline for new parents currently on leave

The Chancellor recently announced that those returning…

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Amendment to SSP Regulations following the introduction of the Government’s Contact Tracing strategy

On the 28 May 2020 the Statutory Sick Pay Regulations…

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Divorce in the Time of Coronavirus: What can you do if your settlement no longer seems fair?

Family law partner, Justine Flack looks at the effect…

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The Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme – Is your business eligible?

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme…

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Divorce in the Time of Coronavirus: Is it possible?

Family law expert, Justine Flack discusses whether…

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Ad medium filum – a possible solution to boundary issues

If you have ever acquired development land, you will…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Holiday Entitlement and Pay Guidance

The Government has published guidance covering how…

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Is your business “Covid Secure”?

On 10 May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed…

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The Covid-19 Recovery Strategy: What Leisure & Tourism Employers Need to Consider

Following the Government’s announcement on Sunday…

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Planning for life after lockdown in the leisure and tourism sector

Whilst COVID-19 has affected businesses across the…

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Coronavirus: New ACAS Guidance On Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

ACAS has now published guidance on conducting disciplinary…

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The Bounce Back Loan Scheme – Is your business eligible?

The latest funding scheme forming part of the UK government’s…

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Emerging from lockdown – managing the risks

Health and safety risk management issues employers…

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Succession planning - is now the right time?

Making plans, setting goals and aspirations for family’s…

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Can local housing need justify the grant of planning permission even when the tilted balance is not engaged?

Howes Percival’s planning law experts comment on a…

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Coronavirus and other health and safety compliance

Employers - one of the biggest health and safety risks…

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Covid-19 Update: The Furlough Scheme and Insolvency

Following on from our previous updates on the effect…

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US Court sees one of the first major trade mark lawsuits related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Over the Easter weekend, respirator manufacturer ‘3M’…

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Coronavirus, Bankruptcy and Relationship Breakdown

Family law partner, Justine Flack discusses the impact…

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Covid-19 and RIDDOR

Many employers have contacted us recently to ask whether…

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Update: Pre-Pack Sale Administrations of Companies With Furloughed Employees and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

On the eve of the Easter weekend, 9 April 2020, the…

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Emergency Volunteering Leave

The Coronavirus Act 2020 has now come into force which…

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The latest position of housing land supply and delivery

Howes Percival’s planning team looks at the implications…

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April 2020 Employment Law Changes

April is always a busy month in the employment law…

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Planning in a Pandemic: what measures are being taken to ensure that planning decisions continue to be made?

Howes Percival’s planning team comment on the recent…

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Rent Concessions in Light Of COVID-19

In this note, Satnam Chayra and Hope Wilson provide…

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Pre-pack sale administrations of companies with furloughed employees and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention…

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Rules relaxed for carrying over annual leave

An amendment has been made to the Working Time Regulations…

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“Planning for the Future” – what are the Government’s plans for delivering more homes?

Paul Hunt, partner in Howes Percival’s Planning Team…

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Changes to Insolvency Law on personal liabilities for company directors in light of COVID-19

On Saturday 28 March 2020, Alok Sharma, the Secretary…

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Tips on handling contractual issues caused by Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak and restrictions put in place…

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Discrimination - Increased Compensation for Injury To Feelings

The “Vento Bands”, which detail the compensation due…

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Maintenance Payments During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Partner and family law expert, Justine Flack gives…

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Acting as an Attorney or Deputy in light of COVID-19

If you have been appointed as someone’s Attorney or…

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COVID-19: Tips for protecting your brand

It is hard to think of a business which is not currently…

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Working from home -temporary remote software – who should pay?

On 16 March 2020, the Government advised all those…

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Coronavirus Act 2020 – what does it mean for commercial landlords and tenants?

Commercial Landlord? Business Tenant? If you are either…

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Coronavirus and Directors’ Duties

The impact of coronavirus on company cash flows is…

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COVID-19: Remote working – will contracts concluded by e-signature be legally enforceable?

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses have…

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To Build or not to build?

That is the question. Soon after Boris Johnson’s announcement…

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Impact of coronavirus on Proceedings in the Civil Courts

The outbreak of coronavirus is causing major disruption…

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Estate planning in uncertain times

We understand that for many the rapidly changing situation…

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COVID-19: An update for owners and operators of licensed premises

These are unprecedented and challenging times for…

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When the Diggers stop…how does your building contract deal with COVID-19?

The COVID-19 virus will undoubtedly have a significant…

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COVID-19 and Possession Claims

On Wednesday 18 March 2020, the UK Government announced…

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Guidance for Employers– Who is a “Key Worker”?

Yesterday the government published guidance on maintaining…

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COVID-19: Should you get the deal done?

The COVID-19 virus is impacting on pretty much everything…

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COVID-19: How does it affect my lease? A short guide for landlords and tenants

The current climate has left landlords and tenants…

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Financial Cures for the Coronavirus

On 17 March 2020, the Chancellor announced “unprecedented”…

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Contracts and Coronavirus - What are your rights?

If you think COVID-19 is likely to affect a party’s…

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Supply, Demand and Price Regulation in Light of COVID-19

Consequences for those raising prices unfairly during…

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COVID-19’s impact on supply chains: what should you look out for in your contracts?

First it was the ‘B’ word, now it is the dreaded ‘C’…

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Finances on Divorce in the Wake of COVID-19

Sophie Key considers the impact of Coronavirus on…

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COVID-19 and retail premises – what are my rights as a business when it comes to employees and customers?

During this period of social distancing, there can…

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Child Arrangements during Coronavirus – how do you maintain contact while social distancing?

Laura Clay-Harris explores the issues faced by separated…

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Cash is King – The Impact of Coronavirus on Business Cash Flow

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on many businesses.…

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Changes to IR35 rules postponed

The government has announced that the extension of…

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COVID-19 – Employee Rights to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and Company Sick Pay

Employment law expert, Alex Payton discusses some…

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COVID-19 and Leisure & Tourism - what are my rights when it comes to employees and customers?

During this period of social distancing, there can…

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How long does a divorce take?

Laura Clay-Harris explores one of the more frequently…

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What is a green lease?

As the aptly coloured muppet once said “it’s not easy…

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Are your contracts disaster proof?

How can your commercial contracts enable a means of…

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Welcoming furry friends

Announcing an overhaul of the government’s model tenancy…

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Key areas to consider when buying a company

Whether you are a first time buyer or have previously…

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New Acas guidance on Non-Disclosure Agreements

Acas have recently released fresh guidance to help…

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Selling and Buying Property at Auction

Selling and buying property at auction is an increasingly…

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Howes Percival overturns decision in landmark education case.

Howes Percival has successfully challenged the Standards…

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Is depression a disability?

Time to Talk takes place today, which encourages conversations…

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Final disqualification closes off BHS investigation

Last week saw the conclusion of the investigation…

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Should you be considering how to use Entrepreneurs' Relief before the budget?

As our brand new chancellor of the exchequer Rishi…

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New right to parental bereavement leave

The Government is introducing the right to parental…

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Section 1 statements are changing - make sure your business isn’t caught out

With effect from April 2020, changes to employment…

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How tech’y is your business? Legal considerations of online retail

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has quickly…

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Bio-Diversity Net Gain – Implications for Developers

Prior to the general election, the Environment Bill…

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Reading between the lines: implied terms in commercial leases

As the saying goes, better the devil you know. Landlords…

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Wills, Intestacy and Cohabitation Issues

Estimates of the percentage of people in the UK who…

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Employment Law 2020: What to expect

2019 was a busy year for new employment legislation…

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Septic tank discharges to surface water

If you own a property which has a septic tank that…

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ICO Issue New Guidance on Data Protection Post-Brexit

The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued new…

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