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Lockdown update April 2021

Lockdown update April 2021

The current level of restriction means that any client meetings in our offices must be pre-booked with the lawyer dealing with your matter. In addition to meetings at offices (where possible), our lawyers can offer a variety of methods of communication including home...

Social media and the law: 6 things you need to know

Social media and the law: 6 things you need to know

The world of social media can often seem like the wild west of the internet. Everyone has simple access to an audience and can share anything they wish. In a matter of minutes, a post can go viral, spreading a message or causing damage to a brand's reputation. While...

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Ten key negotiating points when taking a new commercial lease

Ten key negotiating points when taking a new commercial lease

When a landlord and tenant try to settle the terms for a new commercial lease, each party will have clear objectives.  The landlord wants a secure income stream and confidence that the property will be left in good condition at the end of the lease.  The tenant wants...

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Is it legal to camp anywhere in the UK?

Is it legal to camp anywhere in the UK?

With travel restrictions prevailing in the UK, for many, travelling to their usual holiday destination may be impractical or even impossible. However, travelling around the UK is permitted, and with warmer weather and beautiful countryside, camping in British...

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Secrets of success in manufacturing agreements

Secrets of success in manufacturing agreements

Relationships with manufacturers can become the backbone of your business in the long term, which is why it is important to have legal agreements in place that will grow with these relationships. ‘Before any contract conversations even begin, you need to have a clear...

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Making a will or giving a gift on your deathbed

Making a will or giving a gift on your deathbed

Living through a global pandemic has meant seeing loved ones taken from us at an alarming rate, and it has been distressing for many to see someone taken into hospital and not know if you might be able to see them again. ‘Whilst planning ahead to document your wishes...

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Shared parental leave – is it working in practice?

Shared parental leave – is it working in practice?

Maternity Action has published a report on how they believe the shared parental leave provisions should be reformed. The charity suggests that the current scheme just doesn’t work. Government data shows that only 3.6 per cent of eligible fathers took shared parental...

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Changing terms and conditions – Covid-19

Changing terms and conditions – Covid-19

Many employers have changed terms and conditions during the pandemic, whether to access the furlough scheme or to enable the survival of the business through economically unprecedented times. Some employees have been willing to agree to those changes, keen to avoid a...

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Understanding whether the force may be with you

Understanding whether the force may be with you

‘May the force be with you’ is usually the concern of Jedi knights heading to battle in Star Wars, rather than something that company directors look for.  But for those companies looking to claim that the coronavirus pandemic has given rise to circumstances beyond...

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Companies must be on track for Covid-safe workplace

Companies must be on track for Covid-safe workplace

Companies anticipating a return to the workplace in June, if the Government’s route map stays on track, should be planning how to protect workers and customers once the country is released from the current Covid-related restrictions.  Although the Government may...

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Lockdown Impact on Married Couples

Lockdown Impact on Married Couples

The easing of lockdown may have been the catalyst for the announcement by billionaire Bill Gates and his wife that they were heading for divorce and separate lives, with data from Google showing a surge in searches for divorce guidance as restrictions were relaxed....

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Flexible will service available

Flexible will service available

Wollens is pleased to launch a new range of will services for existing and new clients. At Wollens we understand the importance of your will but astonishingly statistics show that more than half of all UK adults (58%) still do not have a will*.  Sadly, many people die...

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