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COVID 19 (Nov 4th update)

COVID 19 (Nov 4th update)

Wollens legal services available throughout Lockdown 2. As a consequence of Government announcement regarding a second lockdown our receptions will remain closed until lockdown is over. However, the majority of our staff are continuing to work from home and...

Flexible working

Flexible working

A poll by Working Families has collected data which shows that two thirds of employers have noticed an increase in flexible working requests by their male employees. The poll included a small sample of 26 UK employers who were asked how they managed the numerous...

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Important Government Furlough announcement. (Nov 2020)

Important Government Furlough announcement. (Nov 2020)

The Government has announced that employers cannot claim statutory notice periods under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for claim periods starting on or after 1st December 2020. That means, contrary to the aims of the scheme, that employees who intended to make...

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Making or updating your will during Lockdown 2

Making or updating your will during Lockdown 2

Wollens Partner and Private Practice Practitioner Charlotte McGregor looks at the current process and immeasurable, helpful changes to legislation. Lockdown #2 is well and truly underway and we (lawyers) are yet again required to think creatively about how to provide...

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Child Arrangements During Lockdown 2.0

Child Arrangements During Lockdown 2.0

On 31 October 2020 the Prime Minister announced that the country would be moving from the newly introduced tier system to a full lockdown from Thursday 5 November until 2 December. This was due to a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and the highest number of deaths...

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COVID 19 (Nov 4th update)

COVID 19 (Nov 4th update)

Wollens legal services available throughout Lockdown 2. As a consequence of Government announcement regarding a second lockdown our receptions will remain closed until lockdown is over. However, the majority of our staff are continuing to work from home and...

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Furlough 2 – What you need to do before Thursday

Furlough 2 – What you need to do before Thursday

As you cannot have missed, the Government is placing us on a second national lockdown on Thursday (5th November). That has triggered panic across the economy as businesses prepare for this new challenge at very short notice. However, on a practical level, what do you...

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Hope for first time buyers

Hope for first time buyers

The Covid 19 pandemic had a significant negative impact on first time buyers. The market saw 90 to 95% mortgages close to being wiped out during lockdown and the months following, leaving first time buyers with smaller amounts of capital available to put towards a...

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The new Job Support Scheme – Your questions answered

The new Job Support Scheme – Your questions answered

The Job Support Scheme (JSS) will replace the furlough scheme and will come into play on 1 November 2020. In this article, we look at FAQs covering how the scheme works, who is eligible and specific difficulties employers and employees might have concerns about. Which...

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Christopher Linton recognised in legal awards.  

Christopher Linton recognised in legal awards.  

Partner and private client practitioner Christopher Linton from Wollens has been recognised at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards - the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales. The event – held virtually for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic –...

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Virus transmission spike is matched by divorce advice spike

Virus transmission spike is matched by divorce advice spike

There are concerns that the latest spike in coronavirus transmissions may see more relationships taking a turn for the worse, after a surge in divorce enquiries following the nationwide lockdown.Back to school traditionally sees a peak in petitions for divorce, but...

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