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Posted 31st March, 2020 under Employment Law by

31st March 2020 under Employment Law by Sara Devennie and Anna Harbinson The Government has now published more detail about the Employee Retention Scheme. You may also have heard this referred to as being ‘furloughed’. The scheme enables employers to retain staff on their payroll where they are unable to operate or where is no… Read more »

Posted 17th March, 2020 under Employment Law by

If you are a worker or employee who has, or suspects that they may have symptoms of, Coronavirus (COVID-19) then the first port of call will be to check your employment contract and staff handbook to see what the notification requirements are when you are off sick. If you are too unwell to work then… Read more »

Posted 17th February, 2020 under Personal Injury by

The Civil Liability Act 2018 reformed whiplash claims and is now being implemented. The Government also proposes to change the rules for employer liability personal injury cases, by doubling the threshold for the small claims court. The Association of British Insurers, trade unions, personal injury solicitors, the British Safety Council, The Law Society and the… Read more »

Posted 14th February, 2020 under Employment Law, Health and Safety by

What is RSI? Repetitive Strain Injury, also sometimes referred to as Occupational Overuse Syndrome, refers to stress and damage inflicted upon the muscles, tendons and nerves by repeated tasks and awkward positioning. Most commonly occurring in the upper body with the fingers, hands, arms and neck, RSI is frequently work-related and is usually avoidable through… Read more »

Posted 26th November, 2019 under Divorce, Family Law by Fiona Ryans

The phrase “conscious uncoupling” hit the spotlight in the aftermath of the breakup of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. It was used to describe a breakup or divorce that sought to avoid an acrimonious and contentious separation. Many family lawyers now see going to court to be completely unsuitable and outdated. Apart from incurring significant… Read more »

Posted 22nd May, 2019 under Employment Law by

With the sad news that the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group Limited entered into Administration earlier this week, we wanted to share some useful guidance on how to recover some of the monies owed from an insolvent employer. Where your former employer becomes insolvent, you may be able to claim the following payments from the Redundancy… Read more »

Posted 10th April, 2019 under Divorce, Family Law by

It was announced on Tuesday that the government will be changing the laws surrounding divorce in England and Wales. It will be put into effect as soon as parliamentary time becomes available. The current law states that divorce can only proceed when a spouse claims their partner is at fault.   What does ‘at fault’… Read more »

Posted 10th April, 2019 under Personal Injury by

If you have suffered an injury that you believe is due to negligence from a third party, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Even if you’re unsure about who was at fault, it is still worth contacting a personal injury solicitor to investigate your team in-depth. Who Is Accountable… Read more »

Posted 10th April, 2019 under Personal Injury by

In our society, some people can feel that there is a stigma around making a personal injury claim. A lot of people can feel embarrassed to make a claim, even though a financial compensation is often what they are owed. This blog will discuss a bit about why there is a stigma around making personal… Read more »

Posted 14th February, 2019 under Wills, Trusts and Probate by

While it’s important to have a will, writing one is a process that many people find incredibly daunting. At Beecham Peacock, we can work with you to simplify the process and ensure that you have made adequate arrangements for your kin once you have passed. We can also help you to decide what to do… Read more »

Posted 22nd January, 2019 under Family Law by

Being a victim of domestic abuse is a terrifying and upsetting experience. It’s also far more common than you’d think, with 2 million people reporting that they’d been victims of domestic abuse in 2018 alone. While there are laws designed to protect you, many have called on the government to improve legislation and further protect… Read more »

Posted 20th December, 2018 under Employment Law by Sara Devennie

The government has just published proposals to change employment laws in its document named ‘The Good Work Plan’. The key proposals are as follows: A requirement that employers give employees a written statement of terms and conditions on the first day of work. Currently they must do so within two months. Extending the right to… Read more »