06 Oct 2020
Today (October 6th 2020) is World Cerebral Palsy Day, an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the 17 million people around the world who are living with cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a condition that is very close to our hearts here at Harding Evans, having supported the Cerebral Palsy Wales (formerly Bobath Cymru) charity for over ten years.
Although CP is the most common physical disability in childhood, there is a broad lack of knowledge of what it is and how it’s caused, even in medical circles.
The organisers of World CP Day aim to build awareness of what cerebral palsy is, how it’s caused and how early detection and intervention is the key to improving outcomes for people with CP. Their vision is to ensure that children and adults with CP have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in society.
30 Sep 2020
As we get to the end of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, we speak to one of our clients, Mike Thomas, who tragically lost his wife Rachael, last August after being told that her cancerous 5lb fibroid was benign. Mike, who’s from Malpas in Newport, is now trying to raise awareness of the potential dangers of fibroids and the importance of getting them removed early.
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.