02 Feb 2021
With ambitious targets in place for the Covid-19 vaccine to be rolled out to priority groups across the UK, hopefully it will not be long before all adults are offered the vaccine and we can begin to return to some sort of normality. But while the vaccine is certainly welcome news and provides a glimmer of light at the end of a very long tunnel, it will no doubt present certain challenges for employers.
Our head of employment law, Daniel Wilde, examines the main issues.
27 Jan 2021
Actions Against the Police
Some of the most harrowing work that we do here at Harding Evans is within our Actions Against Public Authorities team. This team represents people who have been badly treated by those in positions of power, often resulting in psychological damage and in extreme cases, even death.
Over the last year, Craig Court, the senior associate solicitor who leads on this work, has seen a sharp increase in the number of Article 2 inquests that his team is having to deal with. Here, Craig explains more about this type of inquest and discusses this worrying trend that seems to be emerging.
26 Jan 2021
As a landmark High Court judgment has ruled that bailiffs will be able to virtually take control of the belongings of people who are in debt, without physically attending inside their home, William Watkins, who heads up our debt recovery team gives his reaction.
20 Jan 2021
This week is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. With the additional pressures currently being presented by the pandemic, it is more important than ever for people to do all they can to reduce the risk of developing any serious illness and to educate others on how to do the same. Our senior associate medical negligence solicitor, Danielle Howell, explains why awareness weeks like these are so vital.
12 Jan 2021
Electric vehicle usage is on the rise and soon all businesses in the UK will need to provide employee and customer electric car charging. Our associate commercial solicitor, James Young, talks us through some of the benefits and considerations of installing electric vehicle charge points, both for employers and commercial landlords.
11 Jan 2021
Wills & Probate
Leaving instructions for what should happen to your dependants, possessions and finances after your death is incredibly important and yet only around a third of UK adults have made a Will. With many people unsure as to what they should include in their Will, associate solicitor Afonwy Howell-Pryce, explains what you need to cover.
08 Jan 2021
As we gladly leave 2020 behind us and look forward to a brand new – hopefully much more positive - year ahead, our head of employment law, Daniel Wilde, gives his advice to employers about the new changes that they need to be prepared for this year.
07 Jan 2021
As the weather gets colder, the nights get darker and the ground gets icy, the risk of weather-related personal injuries tends to spike during the winter months. But if you hurt yourself in a public area, who is responsible and is it possible to claim compensation for your injury?
Senior associate solicitor in our Personal Injury department, Victoria Smithyman, answers some frequently asked questions around winter personal injury claims.
04 Jan 2021
Family & Matrimonial
As we emerge from our first ‘Covid Christmas’ straight into yet another lockdown here in Wales, Kate Thomas, our head of family law is expecting today to be very different from the usual ‘Divorce Day’.
22 Dec 2020
It’s fair to say that 2020 hasn’t been the year we had hoped for. With various lockdowns, school closures, cancelled holidays, postponed weddings and the loss of loved ones, it’s been an incredibly tough year for many.
But before we commit 2020 to the history books, we thought we’d look back on some of the moments from the year that embodied the positivity, compassion and camaraderie that emerged during some of the most difficult times.
18 Dec 2020
At the end of a year unlike any we have ever known, our chief executive, Joy Phillips, reflects on 2020, the challenges that it created and the resilience it has brought out in us all.
17 Dec 2020
As we come to the end of what has been an extremely challenging year for businesses and workers across the UK, Daniel Wilde, our head of employment law reflects on some of the milestone moments in 2020 and gives his view on what we can expect in the year ahead.