Tag Archives: covid19

Boom in prenups as post-COVID wedding numbers look set to soar

UK Weddings Taskforce, a trade body representing the wedding industry in a report in January 2021 estimates that some 824,000 weddings are planned in 2021 and 2022, following 95% of weddings planned for 2020 postponed following the COVID pandemic.   And says …

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Ministry of Justice releases its Quarterly Family Court Statistics

“As predicted, Lockdown has led to an increase (5%) in the number of divorce cases started in the last quarter of 2020. This is not, though,  quite the catastrophic rise predicted by some, with many couples probably holding off from …

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Are Vaccination Policies at Work Discriminatory?

ACAS guidance ACAS (the body which deals with employee/employer disputes in the first instance) has taken the view that employers cannot require employees to take the vaccine and should listen to concerns if staff refuse to take it (read more …

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Furlough Extension: Further Guidance Released

Following the government’s announcement last week that furlough is to be extended until 31 March 2021, further guidance on the scheme has now been published. If you missed our furlough extension update last week, click here for the key points …

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End of Furlough – what happens next?

The Job Support Scheme The Job Support Scheme starts on 1 November 2020, immediately after the furlough scheme ends. The government will step in to partially top up pay for workers who are not needed to work their full contracted …

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Bank/borrower negotiations in the post-Covid world

In the current Covid-19 crisis, thousands of businesses which in normal times would be in no danger of defaulting on their bank loans will need additional support from their banks in the coming weeks and months. Banks also recognise the devastating …

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Coronavirus: Top tips for ensuring a safe workplace post-lockdown

The Prime Minister recently confirmed that we are past the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. The government is now considering how to relax the current lockdown restrictions in an effort to restore economic activity and allow people …

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FCA extends deadline for ceasing to issue new loans based on LIBOR – what does this mean for lenders and borrowers?

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the FCA has decided to extend its deadline for ceasing to issue new loans based on LIBOR until the end of Q1 2021. Banking & financial disputes Partner, Janine Alexander, comments on the …

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Coronavirus: The relaxing of competition law in the new normal

As governments worldwide steer their respective countries and citizens through an unprecedented time in modern day history, measures are being swiftly implemented by competition regulators to lessen the financial impact of COVID-19 on consumers. Competition laws are in place to …

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