Excess Money-Gifting

2021-04-29T14:09:13+01:00April 29th, 2021|

The events of the last year have of course given rise to well-documented stories of personal tragedy and hardship. However, there has been one unintended consequence of the situation that has started to receive more attention as we progressively move towards a more normal time. Official figures have shown that gross savings as a proportion [...]

A Fond Farewell to Valued Colleagues & Friends

2021-04-21T12:43:47+01:00April 21st, 2021|

A Fond Farewell to Valued Colleagues & Friends Outstanding contribution. Time stands still for nobody and that truism is confirmed as we announce the retirement of two SRB colleagues and friends, Iain Leslie and Richard Steer. Both have now decided to enjoy the pleasures of well-earned retirement after collectively serving our clients for 50 [...]

Family Mediation Week | 18th-22nd January 2021

2021-01-20T09:05:30+00:00January 20th, 2021|

Family Mediation Week | 18th-22nd January 2021 Taking place from 18-22 January 2021, Family Mediation Week aims to raise awareness of mediation and how it can help separating families manage their issues collaboratively and productively. www.familymediationweek.org.uk

Settlement Agreements and Furlough

2020-07-15T09:16:02+01:00July 15th, 2020|

As the end of Coronavirus Job Retention (Furlough) Scheme approaches fast (31st October 2020), we focus here on the option that employers have of using a settlement agreement in order to manage their workforce requirements when faced with the uncertain economic effect of Covid-19. We also look at settlement agreements here from the point of [...]

No-fault Divorces in England and Wales

2020-06-11T10:09:01+01:00June 11th, 2020|

No-fault Divorces in England and Wales The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill has passed in the House of Commons. Under the proposed law, the reason for Divorce will be simplified to the marriage has broken down irretrievably, rather than explaining this is the case by alleging adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, separation for five years [...]

The Co-Parent Hub

2020-05-20T10:39:40+01:00May 20th, 2020|

The Co-Parent Hub The Hub is a resource for parents created by Children and Family CourtAdvisory and Support Service (Cafcass), The Ministry of Justice and OnePlusOne.  Parents can find information about Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP), “Getting It Right for Children” Programme, create Parenting Plans and information to support families during the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions [...]

Clinical Negligence –v- COVID19 Testing times

2020-04-24T09:12:26+01:00April 24th, 2020|

Clinical Negligence –v- COVID19 "Testing times" It goes without saying that the NHS is under immense pressure due to the COVID19 virus and in the last few weeks, we as a nation have seen the government take drastic action by confining us to our homes in a "lockdown" status. This is in an attempt to [...]

Personal protective equipment and the coronavirus outbreak

2020-04-22T10:05:41+01:00April 22nd, 2020|

Personal protective equipment and the coronavirus outbreak On almost a daily basis, much of the coronavirus related news focuses on the lack of suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) available to NHS staff and other carers. Whilst there are clearly issues with the supply of such equipment, employers in other sectors as well as the NHS [...]

Commercial Contracts and Coronavirus

2020-04-23T09:35:02+01:00April 22nd, 2020|

Commercial Contracts and Coronavirus The recent government announcement on the 16th April that the lockdown due to Coronavirus will extend at least for a further 3 weeks continues to challenge all businesses in an unprecedented manner. Indeed, the lockdown may still go beyond that period and the issues arising will undoubtedly extend beyond the [...]

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