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Residential tenants – Is rent still payable during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Posted by , Paralegal (Senior)

While the government is supporting tenants by preventing them from being forced out of their homes during the pandemic there is no exemption from paying rent. Tenants are reminded that they do not have a right to pay a reduced rent or no rent. They remain under a legal obligation to pay rent in full.

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What is the affect of Coronavirus on ongoing inquests and coroner’s investigations

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Coronavirus is having a major impact on nearly all aspects of our lives. But what if you were already due to have an inquest hearing to find out how a loved one died? What do you do if you were awaiting information from the coroner just before the outbreak?

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3 big questions on your employment rights during Coronavirus lock down

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The Coronavirus outbreak has caught many employers off guard and in the weeks that have unfolded there have been a few hero employers and unfortunately a few villains. Here, David Israel, Partner and Employment Lawyer speaks to TalkRadio about some of the big questions regarding your employment rights during this difficult time.

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Coronavirus and co-parenting – helpful advice from Family lawyers

Posted by , Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow)
Contributing authors: Clizia Motterle and Katherine Lauder

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As social distancing measures become embedded into our daily lives, what do you do if you are co-parenting and wish to maintain shared contact? Our team of specialist Children lawyers have put together this simple guide to help parents understand a little more about how they can effectively manage the situation.

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Will witnesses during the Coronavirus – does the requirement need to be waived to save time?

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As Coronavirus cases increase so does, understandably, the demand for will services. But, as self-isolation and social distancing requirements are raised, how is the way in which wills can be witnessed and processed likely to change? Should we be looking to the government to bring in new legislation to mirror the process of wills for those in the armed forces or merchant seamen at sea?

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The Coronavirus Bill and how it affects the safety of social and private tenants

Posted by , Paralegal (Senior)

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has taken drastic action to protect citizens. One promise it has given is that social and private tenants will not be evicted during these times of hardship. However, the temporary emergency legislation, the Coronavirus Bill (“the Bill”) actually says something a bit different.

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Are poorly implemented electronic medication systems putting patients at risk?

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The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), a government funded organisation which conducts independent investigations of patient safety concerns in the NHS across England, has highlighted that poorly implemented electronic medication systems can result in potentially fatal medication errors.

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Co-parenting and how to cope during Coronavirus

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Last night the Government announced further and more stringent measures in the fight against the virus. We have no doubt this caused immediate concern for those among us co-parenting children when separated.

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SeeSaw: the charity helping people to cope with loss as a community

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Lucy Crawford from our Medical Negligence team highlights one charity from Oxfordshire that helps people to cope with loss by creating a sense of community – here’s how you can help them.

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Trouble at the DWP: shocking, but certainly not a shock

Posted by , Legal Claims Manager

Joachim Stanley, as a representative for clients with injuries that have resulted in permanent disability, reacts to the recent reports that the Department of Work & Pensions has lost more employment tribunals relating to disability than any other employer in Britain since 2016.

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Moving house & coronavirus: you can look but you must not touch…

Posted by , Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow)
Contributing authors: Claire Barwick

Our Residential Property team has three tips for those in the midst of a purchasing a new property during the coronavirus outbreak.

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The story of Sands: in conversation with Bel Mooney

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Sarah White from our Medical Negligence team speaks to the co-founder and patron of Sands, a charity dedicated to supporting people who have experienced neonatal loss or stillbirth.

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