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Covid 19: Frustration of Contracts and Careful Considerations.

The impact of Covid 19 on human lives across the world is very much unprecedented. Every life lost is a tragedy. This disease has not only impacted upon our heath but  has also led to alarming and worrying financial concerns for many families, individuals, businesses, companies etc. On 14 July 2020, the BBC confirmed that the UK, along with much of the rest of the world, is thought to be heading into the worst recession for decades.

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Online defamation: how can you sue an anonymous account?

Social media offers many people a level of anonymity that would be hard to achieve outside of online life. This is sometimes used by individuals to share negative or harmful messages, while avoiding repercussions that may affect their ‘offline life’.  But is this really the case, and can so-called ‘trolls’ really hide behind a screen?

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Gas safe certificates: Some welcome news for landlords

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Stamp duty holiday: what does it mean for you?

On July 8th 2020, the chancellor – Rishi Sunak – announced a temporary ‘holiday’ on stamp duty on the first £500,000 of property sales in England and Wales. We take a look at what this could mean for you.

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IICSA Update - Councillors can be paedophiles too

Developments in the IICSA hearing

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Navigating flexible furlough

Following the introduction of furlough leave to the UK in March, the Government has now introduced more flexibility to the scheme - allowing employees on furlough leave to be brought back into work part-time from July 1st.

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Action Mesothelioma Day 2020: asbestos in the workplace

July 3rd 2020 is Action Mesothelioma Day. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that grows in the lining of organs - often the lungs – and is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos.

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No-fault divorces: game over for the divorce ‘blame game’?

Divorce is rarely easy, but a new Bill is set to end the ‘blame game’ experienced by divorcing couples.

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Ban on tenant evictions extended by two months

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government passed emergency legislation in March that prevents tenants from being evicted due to missed rent payments.

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Can you be made redundant while on furlough leave?

Before the coronavirus pandemic, it is very unlikely that the average employee in the UK would have known what ‘being furloughed’ meant. ‘Furlough’ itself was predominantly an American term, until the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme introduced the concept of ‘furlough leave’ to the United Kingdom.

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