29 Sep 2020
At Harding Evans we pride ourselves on the personal relationships we have with our clients and think it’s important that you get to know our team. We recently welcomed a new associate solicitor, James Young, to help drive growth in our commercial property team and today, we’re chatting to him to find out what he enjoys about his job.
25 Sep 2020
Many employers were fearing the end of the furlough scheme and with Covid re-emerging and more local lock downs, many commentators were predicting a winter of mass redundancies.
To address these issues, Rishi Sunak announced on 24th September, a new Job Support Scheme (“JSS”) to replace furlough effective from November 1 to run for six months.
21 Sep 2020
Wills & Probate
Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. Every year, for the last nine years, a campaign has been run globally in September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.
18 Sep 2020
When buying or selling your home, there are certain factors that can affect its value and its appeal, not least whether the property is freehold or leasehold. They are completely different ways of owning a property, so it is important to understand the differences between them. Judith Krukowicz, an associate in our Residential Property team, talks through what you need to know.
16 Sep 2020
Unfortunately, in business, if you offer credit, some customers will take advantage and try to push the payment terms. Bad debts impact businesses of all sizes, and can be particularly problematic during an economic downturn, so we’ve asked William Watkins, a debt recovery specialist in our Dispute Resolution team, to give his advice on how to deal with your debtors.
14 Sep 2020
As the World Health Organisation prepares to mark World Patient Safety Day on 17 September, our head of clinical negligence, Ken Thomas, gives his views on why, this year, this annual awareness day is more important than ever.
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.