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Back to school: how do co-parents decide?

When schools closed back in March, there was a mixture of both relief and worry amongst parents. Yes, it was the right thing to do for our children’s health and...

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The impact of coronavirus on disciplinary and grievance procedures

We’ve already seen the huge impact coronavirus has had on employment. From home working to furlough and employers making tough decisions about their business, it’s been a testing few weeks....

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Why should I get a solicitor to write my Will?

You’re in the queue at your local newsagent and you notice a ‘Will kit’ for £19.99. Tempting, isn’t it? While an off-the-shelf Will at such a good price is enticing,...

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Dine in to dine out: what are the legal implications?

With Covid-19 restrictions resulting in the closure of restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs, new legislation has allowed them to re-purpose themselves as takeaway services. But is it as easy as...

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Buying and selling post-lockdown

Before Covid-19 put a halt to buying and selling properties, many were coming out of winter spent wrapped up indoors, house hunting on Rightmove. While those who had decided over...

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What is the redundancy consultation process?

Whether the decision to make redundancies is as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic or not, consulting employees on your redundancy plans is often one of the most uncomfortable and...

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Bereavement damages award due to increase on 1st May

The Damages for Bereavement (Variation of Sum) (England and Wales) Order, which was put before Parliament on 19th March 2020, is due to come into force on 1st May. What’s...

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Barcan+Kirby launches Settify, an innovative online tool for family law enquiries

We are excited to introduce Settify, an online questionnaire for family law enquiries. We have been working hard over the past few months to launch Settify, which provides you with...

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PPE in the workplace: what’s the law?

Whether you’re a frontline NHS worker, an office cleaner or a chef, being protected against injury and/or infection is essential. So whose responsibility is it to provide workers with PPE?...

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Domestic abuse: seeking help during lockdown

According to abuse and violence charity, LWA, domestic abuse will affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime. However, with the UK now in lockdown...

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The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 now applies to all tenancies

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into force on 20th March 2019, and made several amendments to the law around the condition of rented property. The Act...

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Coronavirus: what happens to annual leave?

During this coronavirus outbreak and time of uncertainty, it may not be possible for employees to take all their paid annual leave entitlement during the current holiday year. On 27th...

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