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WhatsApp with a digital will? – Finding tech solutions for making a will in isolation

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With seriously ill individuals with Covid-19 and the general population exercising social distancing, it is vital that there is still an option to create or update a will whilst remaining in isolation. But how can this be done?

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Board briefing: looking ahead to mitigate risk

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Contributing authors: Hazel Phillips and James Sage

Board Briefing for social care businesses

Despite the ongoing frontline challenges, you will need to look ahead, anticipate the next set of challenges and put appropriate measures in place to protect your organisation.

Our Health & Social Care team has prepared a Briefing for Boards, CEOs and in-house counsel in the social care sector to help you identify risks that may lie ahead and deal with them appropriately to minimise the impact.

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Key changes to the Job Retention Scheme

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Recently, the Chancellor made a further Treasury Direction in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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The Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill

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Contributing authors: Bharti Moore

Business insurance policies

A new Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill prepared by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), was put before Parliament on Wednesday 20 May, with a key focus on offering some reprieve to companies that find themselves in trouble in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Five post-bariatric surgery suggestions for eating well during lockdown

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Dr Mabel Blades, a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist who has experience working with bariatric surgery patients, gives her tips for post-surgery diet in lockdown.

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Returning to work in the coronavirus world: Part 1 – Workplace

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Part 1: Work stations and premises

Now that the Government has relaxed some of the lockdown restrictions and advised that people may, under certain circumstances, return to work, there are a number of issues about which employers need to think carefully to ensure the workplace is suitable and appropriate for a return of employees and workers bearing in mind social distancing and the need to protect health. In this first of a three-part series, we look at what needs to be done in the workstation and premises to ensure health and safety is protected.

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The long awaited financial support for entrepreneur and start-ups

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On 20 April 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak announced a scheme aimed at providing support to start-up businesses not eligible for existing coronavirus rescue measures, in the form of the Future Fund.

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Covid-19 update: Managing health and safety concerns

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The pandemic has given rise to a range of issues that could give staff concerns about their health and safety at work, including PPE shortages, lack of testing, outbreaks amongst staff and clients, and the increased risk they face due to underlying health conditions, age or pregnancy if infected.

It is critical that you are able to identify and deal appropriately with any health and safety concerns to minimise the risk of potential Employment Tribunal claims.

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Covid-19 update: Furlough and holiday pay savings

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Covid-19 update

Our May 2020 employment law update for health and social care providers includes an update on the Job Retention Scheme, details of potential cost savings where staff take holiday during furlough leave and the latest guidance on the SSP rebate scheme.

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Caring for children with cerebral palsy in the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown

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Kerstin Scheel, partner in our Compensation Protection team, explains how the current lockdown is impacting upon those who need help to care for family members with cerebral palsy.

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Domestic Abuse during coronavirus lockdown: what help is available?

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Recently there has been a notable rise in levels of domestic abuse. MPs across the political parties have demanded that an action plan aimed at tackling these increased levels is implemented urgently, warning that without intervention, society will be dealing with the consequences for a generation.

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Statutory bereavement award increased from 1 May 2020

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Earlier this month, the statutory bereavement award in England & Wales was increased. This blog explains about the change in the bereavement award and when the award is payable to those bringing a claim.

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