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Legal Support for Estate Agents - a New Approach

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Legal Support for Estate Agents – a New Approach  Aside from the obvious health crisis, the current pandemic is proving difficult for...

Advice for commercial landlords during the Coronavirus

As the impact of Covid-19 continues to have a profound and difficult effect on our high streets, UK commercial landlords are finding themselves in increasingly challenging and unchartered waters. With the prospect of disruption continuing for months,...

Rental Arrears and COVID-19: What options are available to landlords?

Back in March, as COVID-19 started to seriously impact the UK, the government unveiled a package of measures designed to protect commercial and residential tenants. Now, three months on, as we dip our toes back into a ‘new normal’, the ...

Why cryptocurrency investors should make a Will

Whether you have a major stake in Cryptocurrency, or you are just dabbling with the relatively new concept of cash, you should ensure you have thought over what you would like to happen to your investment when you die. Not only should you think about who you...

Can I Still Make a Will with Social Distancing?

This is a difficult time that we are going through.  Not being able to meet up with family and friends being the worst, however, it has also given people the time to think about the future and to deal with matters that they have put off as they...

Change of Use

As we prepare to transition into a ‘new normal’ arguably more businesses will seek an online solution. It is likely more businesses will adopt a hybrid of home workers and office-based staff. With others viewing this outbreak as a turning point...

How to prepare your business for the new normal

Over the weekend First Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab was on  Sophy Ridge on Sunday  Sky News discussing the lockdown.  He announced there are no plans to lift the lockdown.  However, with DIY store such...

What happens when someone dies during the Coronavirus Outbreak?

The nation has witnessed over 20,000 people across the UK sadly losing their battle with the coronavirus with many families being unable to spend precious last moments with their loved ones. Equally families have been unable to grieve and comfort one...

Childcare Sector on Brink of Collapse - Government U-turn on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to Blame

300,000 childcare jobs in Britain's 24,000 nurseries are now in question following the Department for Education's (DfE) u-turn on the availability of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme  (CJRS) to the sector.  This move is likely...

Furlough Leave...Top 10 FAQ's Answered in 10 Words or Less

'Furlough'...a term which was rarely used in the UK just over a month ago has likely now become the number one search term for employers concerned about retaining their staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  The internet is awash with...

Now Open - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

The application process for furloughed workers has now opened via the  PAYE online  portal. You can claim online for a grant for 80% of your furloughed employees’ salaries. This is up to a maximum of £2,500 per employee, per month. The...

Supporting Our Health and Social Care Workers

Over recent weeks we have seen a new definition of heroes emerging with millions of UK residents honouring those who work for the NHS and within our Health and Social Care.  ‘Clapping for Carers’ has become a Thursday night event, a time...

Buying a property during the Coronavirus outbreak

This is a challenging time at the moment but particularly if you are in the middle of buying or selling your home. At Attwells Solicitors we pride ourselves on jargon-free law with our core proposition being  conveyancing . Since the outbreak of...

Attwells Solicitors have pledged to support Age UK Suffolk during the 12 weeks self-isolation period faced by Suffolk's most vulnerable.

Local solicitors have partnered with the local charity Age UK Suffolk to donate 20% of their legal fees for remote will writing services and for preparing LPAs. The remote services will benefit many people concerned about their affairs and offer them...

Employers...Are you prepared for the new employment laws coming in on 6th April?

On 6th April, the annual increase in statutory rates will come into effect. This brings with changes in payments such as statutory sick pay and maternity pay. In addition to this, further changes will be introduced in relation to the calculation of holiday...

Coronavirus and Residential Possession Proceedings- Where do Landlords Stand on Issuing Section 8 and Section 21 Claims?

Over the past couple of weeks there has been uncertainty over the government’s proposals to halt residential possession proceedings during the current coronavirus pandemic. The government initially announced a 3 month moratorium on such claims being...

Understanding CJRS

As the country gets used to a new normal, businesses across the UK are seeking guidance regarding the historic Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) .  Attwells Solicitors are business and employment law experts rated 4.7/5 on Feefo....

Updated: Coronavirus Bill - A Lifeline for High Street Businesses?

The Coronavirus Act 2020, an emergency piece of legislation to cover various subject matters connected with Convid-19, came in force in England and Wales on 25 th  March 2020.  As part of the new legislation, business tenants i.e. tenants under...

Coronvirus...Lockdown and the Job Retention Scheme...Your Questions Answered

Like many employment law solicitors I have spent the last few days fielding query after query relating to Coronavirus / COVID-19 from employers, grappling with what seems like an ever changing landscape. There is no precedent for what our nation is...

How will the historical low Interest Rate impact my mortgage?

The Bank of England have cut interest rates to an all-time low of 0.1% following the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the UK.  What does this all mean for our mortgages? Property Solicitor Charlotte Reason explains. Banks are still releasing...
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