10 Sep 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, concerns about unemployment are hitting an all-time high. From March to July, the number of people claiming out-of-work benefits more than doubled and the number of employees on payrolls in the UK fell by nearly three quarters of a million.
Despite the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, there has already been a surge in redundancies which could in turn lead to a rise in claims for unfair dismissal or discrimination. To avoid the stress and expense of taking complaints before an employment tribunal, employees may have the option to sign a Settlement Agreement.
If you have lost your job, you may have been offered a settlement agreement by your employer and so will need to get independent legal advice. To ease any concerns you may have, Harding Evans’ head of Employment Law, Daniel Wilde, answers some of the most common queries around settlement agreements.
09 Sep 2020
Wills & Probate
As reports come in about the first ever digital Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) being registered by the Office for the Public Guardian (OPG) last week, the newest member of our Wills & Probate team, Afonwy Howell-Pryce, gives her reaction.
04 Sep 2020
Our head of employment law, Daniel Wilde, gives his reaction to the news that one of the world’s largest employers, Amazon, has had to withdraw two job adverts this week for "intelligence analysts" - roles that would involve reporting on union activity among workers.
02 Sep 2020
Buying a house at auction can look like great fun on TV and be an exciting way to bag a bargain property. However, you need to be careful and watch out for the hidden pitfalls. Jamie Beese, a solicitor from our residential property team, has put together some legal tips for buying a house at auction.
01 Sep 2020
Actions Against the Police
Losing a loved one can be one of the most devastating and traumatic things you ever have to deal with - particularly if you are then faced with an inquest to investigate the cause of death. And for many bereaved families, this problem has been exacerbated during lockdown, as our Senior Associate, Craig Court, explains.
27 Aug 2020
As the true impact of lockdown on the nation’s health begins to emerge, Danielle Howell, a senior associate solicitor in our clinical negligence team, examines the importance of seeking medical advice despite fears over Covid-19.
26 Aug 2020
After being cooped up at home for months on end, families across the UK have loved having the opportunity to visit theme parks again since the stay at home restrictions were lifted. With only a week of the summer holidays left, amusement parks all over the country will be welcoming thousands of thrill seekers and roller coaster fans through their gates but as Victoria Smithyman from our Personal Injury team explains, it’s important to keep safe while you’re having fun.
24 Aug 2020
E-scooters are the new trend in transport, claiming to be the greener way to commute to work and get around town easily. With plans being discussed to expand the Government’s e-scooter rental trial across the UK, we could soon be seeing more of them on our roads.
19 Aug 2020
Family & Matrimonial
If your marriage has broken down and you’ve reached the difficult decision that there’s no way through for your relationship, you probably have a lot of questions.
17 Aug 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many new challenges to families across the country but it appears that working women have been particularly affected.
14 Aug 2020
Family & Matrimonial
Divorce is a highly stressful and emotional experience for everyone involved, especially for those who do not fully understand it. Whatever their age, children are often the ones who are most affected and they will all react in different ways.
11 Aug 2020
It always helps to know your rights, even if you are just having an informal chat with your boss. Many disputes between employer and employees are resolved by way of a settlement agreement, but if the worst happens, you need to know your legal rights.