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Legal Updates

Buying and Selling a Business

Settlement Agreements

Author: Jacqueline Penfold. Litigation and Employment, Partner What is a Settlement Agreement? A Settlement Agreement is a legally binding contract entered into between an employer and an employee. Normally, the employer pays a sum…

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Step-Parents and Parental Responsibility

Author: Carolyn Richards. Associate Solicitor, LLB (Hons). Carolyn is a specialist family law Solicitor and offers a free initial interview to give general advice and guidance and to discuss the options available to you….

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Financial Proceedings on Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Partnership

How Does The Court Decide What Is Right? The court follows the legal principles from legislation and case law in making its decision. Although each judge has discretion to do what they perceive to…

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Property Conveyancing, photo of terraced houses

Re-Mortgaging Now Lockdown is Nearly Over

Most mortgage products last for a specific period of time. When this period ends the rates often increase. It is usual to take out a new mortgage product, again for a limited period, on…

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Reaching a Settlement Out of Court – Alternative Dispute Resolution

At Hart Reade, all our family lawyers are members of Resolution, which means we are committed to resolving disputes in a non-confrontational way. Our aim is to assist you resolve matters by agreement and…

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Further Restrictions Imposed on Landlords of Commercial Premises

You may have read our earlier blog, “Coronavirus – Restrictions on Forfeiting a Commercial Lease” which explained that new emergency legislation had been introduced to ban Landlords forfeiting a commercial tenancy for non-payment of…

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Extension of the Furlough Scheme

On 12 May 2020 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the furlough scheme”) will be extended by 4 months to 31 October 2020. Full details are to follow but…

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Furlough and Holiday Leave

Since the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was introduced in March there has been a great deal of uncertainty and debate over the position in respect of holiday leave for furloughed employees. The earlier Government…

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On The Move Again…

Following on from the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday further clarity has been issued on the house moving process. From today, Wednesday 13 May 2020, Estate Agents will once again be able to conduct…

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Coronavirus – Domestic Abuse

In the year ending March 2019, an estimated 2.4 million adults aged between 16 and 74 years experienced domestic abuse (1.6 million women and 786,000 men). According to the office for National Statistics. However,…

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