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Guidance for employers regarding the coronavirus from ACAS

Jasvinder Gill
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With more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), being reported in the UK each day, employers will be wondering how to handle the issue especially as they may need to react fast if a situation develops in the workplace or if there are concerns about the health of...

Possible impacts of COVID-19 on property transactions

Karen du Rocher
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For clients in the midst of trying to buy, sell or rent a property, the coronavirus outbreak is causing particular uncertainty at all stages in the process. We want to reassure you that our property law team will continue to operate as normally as possible...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) statement

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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL CLIENTS It is no secret that the Coronavirus is affecting, and will continue to affect, the ability of the UK to continue with daily life, as normal, for some time to come. We are striving towards limiting disruption to our service...

DNA testing in a family law dispute

Carole Webb
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A proposal for DNA testing of family members can arise in a number of circumstances, most commonly where there are questions over paternity (although occasionally maternity is tested too), when establishing contact and residence, or when determining a...

Announcement - the passing of our dear colleague

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It is with deep sadness and regret that we write to inform you of the recent passing of a dear friend and colleague, Mr John Brasington. Having worked for Church Bruce from 1960 and supporting the firm through its developments until almost present day, it...

Your rights when a house share goes wrong

Selwan Yousif
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With an increasing number of people struggling to get on the property ladder, it is not surprising that there has been a corresponding rise in the number of properties being bought by friends who have pooled their resources, or by parents who have agreed to...

Protecting your interests when taking venture capital

Selwan Yousif
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The stories of companies which received investment after an appearance on Dragons’ Den are legendary, but every so often one turns down the opportunity to work with a famous investor.  Such was the case with The Great British Porridge Company,...

Divorce if you have been abandoned by your spouse

Carole Webb
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Husbands, wives and civil partners can find themselves abandoned through a variety of different situations.  Sometimes the reason is obvious, such as a forced marriage, a scam marriage where one person was simply seeking a visa, an abusive marriage or...

What are the pitfalls when deducting money from employees' pay?

Jasvinder Gill
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Employers often get caught out by thinking that just because a worker owes them money they can simply take it off the next pay package. The law on protection of wages is not as straight forward as many employers might assume. Jasvinder Gill , Senior...

Making a will after your spouse or partner has died

Sunita Devi
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Coming to terms with the death of your spouse or partner will take time, but at some point you will need to think about financial and legal issues. Once probate has been obtained and their estate has been settled, you may need to think about whether you...

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