11 Mar 2021
While it has offered a glimmer of hope, last week’s Budget announcement served as a stark reminder of the devastating affect that the Covid pandemic has had on the economy. Unemployment is at the highest level for five years and looks set to increase further in the months to come.
As millions of workers continue to worry about the security of their jobs, our head of employment law, Daniel Wilde, gives his advice on employee rights for anyone facing redundancy.
09 Mar 2021
Here at Harding Evans, we know that our continued success relies on nurturing and supporting talented individuals, and we are delighted to announce that two of the HE team have recently reached an impressive milestone in their career, as Catherine Millington (Clinical Negligence) and Holly Spencer-Biggs (Dispute Resolution) qualify as Solicitors.
08 Mar 2021
As part of our International Women's Day celebrations, Danielle Howell, a senior associate in our clinical negligence department, tells us about a remarkable woman who made a lasting impact...
03 Mar 2021
So-called ‘Never Events’ are currently hitting the headlines again - as a hospital trust in Cornwall is warned over the number of serious medical errors occurring at its sites, and a national report is published into such incidents. Our head of clinical negligence, Ken Thomas, explains more about these rare but potentially devastating events.
26 Feb 2021
This Sunday, 28th February, is Rare Disease Day. As people across the world plan to mark the event in some way, senior associate in our Clinical Negligence department, Danielle Howell, explains why it is so important to raise awareness of and research into rare diseases to reduce misdiagnosis errors for the millions of patients living with one of these uncommon conditions.
23 Feb 2021
Could last week’s landmark judgment from the Supreme Court that Uber’s drivers should be classified as workers rather than self-employed bring an end to the days of companies profiting from grey areas in UK employment law?
Our head of employment law, Daniel Wilde, reviews the judgment.
22 Feb 2021
Family & Matrimonial
After years of campaigning to remove the need to blame one of the parties when seeking to divorce, a new no-fault divorce law is due to be introduced in England and Wales this autumn. Described by the Law Society as “bringing UK divorce law into the 21st century,” the new law is being welcomed as a huge step forward by family law professionals.
Senior associate in our Family Law department, Leah Thomas, explains why this development will be so important to couples wishing to separate.
17 Feb 2021
As lockdown continues and shops, offices and other work premises around the country remain closed, Harding Evans’ associate commercial property solicitor, James Young, examines the restraints that have been placed on commercial landlords’ ability to recover outstanding rents and the options that are still open to them.
11 Feb 2021
The last year has brought a tidal wave of challenges for SMEs across the UK. While many have managed to ride the storm, with government support schemes helping to hold back the tide, the impact on others has been devastating, with latest reports suggesting that the UK is on course to lose a quarter of a million small businesses in 2021.
Harding Evans head of dispute resolution, Ben Jenkins, provides some tips to business owners on how to negotiate the threat of insolvency.
10 Feb 2021
Wills & Probate
Being asked to act as an executor can be a real honour. It shows that the person making the Will trusts you implicitly to carry out their final wishes.
Some executors decide to collect the Will and apply for a grant of probate to execute the Will themselves, without any professional legal support. In many cases, this is because they think that engaging a solicitor will be expensive and time consuming but it is worth remembering that administering an estate is not always straightforward and there can be many pitfalls to look out for.
Here, our head of Wills and Probate, Laura Selby, highlights the most common problems that people can encounter when they take on the role of executor without seeking professional legal support:
09 Feb 2021
The ongoing closure of schools has been causing considerable stress for working parents during this latest lockdown, with many mums and dads struggling to juggle their professional responsibilities with the need to care for, home-school and entertain their young children, often without the usual help provided by grandparents.
Here, our head of employment law, Daniel Wilde, answers the single most common question posed by working parents regarding their employment rights:
“I am struggling to keep to my work commitments while also having to look after my children. What are my options?”
08 Feb 2021
Family & Matrimonial
Financial remedy, the division of financial assets when married couples separate, is a significant element of the divorce process as the outcome will have both immediate and long-term impacts on the couples and their children.
Leah Thomas, a senior associate in our Family Law department, examines the effect that the Covid-19 pandemic is having on this vital stage of the divorce process.