Strengthening Charities Resilience With Legacies Report

In November 2020, a joint report was published by Legacy Foresight, The Institute of Legacy Management and Smee and Ford, which focussed, in part, at raising awareness amongst smaller charities...


Is It Possible To Have An Amicable Divorce?

The number of couples getting divorced in England and Wales surged by almost a fifth in 2019 to the highest figure it’s been in five years, according to the Office...


Spending Review – Millions Face Cut In Value Of Workplace Pensions

As the above, somewhat alarming, headline taken from a BBC article highlights, some detail in Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review, which although at first glance looks like a small change in...


Good Divorce Week 2020

30th November 2020 sees the start of Good Divorce Week, which is an annual campaign organised by Resolution. The main initiative of this year’s campaign is to raise awareness of...


Keyboard Warriors Lose Anonymity Shield

In the current internet world we live in, everyone blindly believes reviews written by what they perceive as previous customers but how could anyone know if they are true or...


Indemnity Costs To Be Paid By Litigant In Person

In a recent blog, we reported on the case of Liu v Matyas, which consisted of a dispute over which professional executor should be appointed in place of the executors...


The Relevance Of ‘Bad Behaviour’ In Financial Remedy Proceedings

When dealing with the financial aspects of a divorce, some would like the Judge to know how badly the other party has behaved, and would hope for some ‘compensation’ in...


How Are Assets Divided In Divorce?

The legal process relating to how assets are divided on divorce is a skilled and complex task. It can also be a hotly contested issue. One of the main reasons...


What Rights Do You Have If You Have Been Bullied In The Workplace?

The media coverage around the internal report into the conduct of Home Secretary, Priti Patel, which found that she had bullied members of staff at the Home Office and had...


Exemptions Relating To Social Work Data

The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) provides an exemption from particular GDPR provisions. If an exemption does apply an organisation may not have to comply with all of the...


Timescales For Submitting Furlough Claims Under The Extended Scheme

The Government has updated it guidance for employers making claims via the extended furlough scheme/CJRS, setting out new deadline timescales. As a result of the revised guidance, claims will now...


An Overview Of The Extended Furlough Scheme

As a result of the re-introduction of lockdown restrictions in England, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) (also referred to as the ‘furlough scheme’) was extended on Thursday, 5th November and will remain...