29 Oct 2020
With the spread of Covid-19 continuing to create challenges for businesses across the country, we’ve had several enquiries from our commercial landlord and tenant clients as to how the ongoing pandemic may affect their agreements regarding their business premises. Our associate commercial property solicitor, James Young, answers some of the most common queries we’ve received.
28 Oct 2020
Family & Matrimonial
Unless you’ve been through it yourself, divorce is an area that many of us will know very little about. Our head of family law, Kate Thomas, talks us through some top line facts and figures around divorce in the UK.
27 Oct 2020
As the nights draw in and more children are out on their bikes, Victoria Smithyman, senior associate solicitor in our personal injury department, examines the importance of making sure young cyclists stay safe on our roads.
22 Oct 2020
With a two-week lockdown in Wales about to begin, various regions in England now classed as Tier 3 and the furlough scheme coming to a close at the end of this month, it is a challenging time for many employers, with significant uncertainty around meeting the costs of employing staff.
As the Chancellor announces the latest update to the new Job Support Scheme, many employers still have some tough decisions to make. Our head of employment law, Daniel Wilde, gives his advice here:
22 Oct 2020
A number of Harding Evans’ teams and individual lawyers have been named in the prestigious Chambers & Partners UK Guide for 2021.
Each year, Chambers & Partners, the world's leading source of legal market intelligence, reviews and benchmarks the strength of law firms and their lawyers based on extensive research and feedback from clients.
21 Oct 2020
In the UK, 672,890 new companies were set up in the last financial year, according to Government statistics. With the endless possibilities ahead of you, starting a new enterprise can be exciting and a great way to be your own boss but there are legal requirements for new businesses that you need to be aware of before taking the plunge.
20 Oct 2020
With news of a local lockdown in Wales from the 23rd October to 9th November and various local regions in England being placed in Tier 3, it is a challenging time for many employers with significant uncertainty around meeting the costs of employing staff. Our head of employment law, Daniel Wilde, discusses the impact of these lockdowns, as well as the imminent conclusion of the furlough scheme below.
16 Oct 2020
As more and more legal transactions are having to be executed remotely, our head of dispute resolution, Ben Jenkins, examines the implications of not being able to bring all parties together to sign documents in person.
16 Oct 2020
Family & Matrimonial
With online searches on the Citizens Advice Bureau website in September up 25% compared with the same time last year and lawyers across the UK reporting an increase in enquiries, it appears that early predictions that the UK divorce rate would rise significantly when we finally emerge from the coronavirus crisis are coming true.
Dealing with a marriage breakdown at any time can be stressful but during a global pandemic, there are all sorts of other factors at play. Our head of family law, Kate Thomas, explores some of the most common difficulties being faced by clients who are having to divorce during Covid and offers her advice
14 Oct 2020
With the after-effects of lockdown still fuelling a desire for more space and the holiday from stamp duty in England and Land Transaction Tax in Wales enticing more people to move before the end of next March, the housing market is currently booming.
Latest figures from mortgage lender, Halifax, show that UK mortgage applications are at their highest since 2008 and that house prices are rising at the fastest annual pace since mid-2016. So, with more and more people looking to put their properties on the market, we thought it would be helpful to explain the key steps in selling your home and give you some tips to avoid delays and reduce stress in the moving process.
13 Oct 2020
One of the most common ways to keep any dispute out of court is mediation. In this blog post, our head of dispute resolution, Ben Jenkins, looks at what mediation is, why it has become increasingly popular and what benefits it can bring.
12 Oct 2020
Today is the beginning of National Work Life Week, an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on wellbeing at work and to ensure a healthy work/life balance.
Here at Harding Evans, while our main focus is to support our clients, we know that our staff are our greatest asset and investing in their wellbeing is extremely important to us.
To recognise National Work Life Week, we share some detail on our staff wellness hub that we introduced this year, what we are doing to support our workforce and the importance of implementing a positive culture.