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COVID-19 Legal Hub

Together, we’re facing truly unprecedented times with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). With the situation changing daily, our solicitors remain dedicated to fighting for justice and providing you with up-to-date and practical legal knowledge. We’re regularly updating our dedicated COVID-19 Legal Hub with topical blogs and articles from our experienced legal teams. Be sure to check the page for regular updates and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

Sayeeda Choudhury

Government Support For The Self-Employed Impacted By Coronavirus - Updated 6 April 2020

Posted on 6th April 2020

In response to mounting and more vocal concern, the Government has announced the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, a world leading scheme to assist millions of self-employed individuals in the UK. So what is the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme?

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Susie Al-Qassab

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Leave) – What You Need To Know! - Updated 6 April 2020

Posted on 6th April 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was announced on 20 March 2020 to provide security for employees over the coming months in light of the current crisis. The scheme provides a mechanism that allows businesses to retain employees without the need for them to work and for those employees to still receive a minimum level of their salary. The scheme’s purpose is to reduce the amount of redundancies and avoid employees being laid off without pay.

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Philip Unciano

COVID-19: Extreme Vulnerability For Asbestos Disease Sufferers

Posted on 5th April 2020

Our clients who are living with asbestos diseases fall into the category of people classed by the Government as “extremely vulnerable” and who are currently being shielded during the COVID-19 crisis. We understand that this is a very distressing time as they are having to make deeply personal decisions about whether or not to risk attending hospital to get the cancer treatment they so desperately need.

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Nicola Waldman

Demand For Wills Jumps 76% In Two Weeks Due To Coronavirus

Posted on 31st March 2020

As the UK begins to adjust to the “new normal” that we face amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are approaching their affairs with an increased sense of reflection and pragmatism. In the Wills and Probate sector, this has manifested itself in a significant increase in clients looking to update or create their will.

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Peter Todd

NICE Amends COVID-19 Critical Care Guideline After Judicial Review Challenge

Posted on 31st March 2020

A proposed judicial review challenge to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (‘NICE’) COVID-19 guideline for clinical care has secured important changes to protect the rights of people with autism, learning difficulties and mental disorders from unjustified discrimination in access to critical care during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Daniel Fitzpatrick

Coronavirus Act 2020: are renters really safe?

Posted on 31st March 2020

With comments from the Prime Minister in the House of Commons saying that they would be passing legislation to protect private renters during the Covid-19 epidemic you would hope that people could sleep easier in their beds at night during this national crisis.

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Homa Wilson

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ’s – For Employees

Posted on 26th March 2020

During these unprecedented times, there are a number of questions on every employee’s mind about what might happen to their employment in the coming weeks/months. Read our Employment team's COVID-19 FAQs for employees.

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Susie Al-Qassab

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ’s – For Businesses

Posted on 26th March 2020

As the Coronavirus pandemic unfolds, businesses across the UK are entering uncharted territory. From self-isolation to sick pay, read our Employment team's COVID-19 FAQs for businesses.

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Jack Williams

Keeping Calm & Carrying On: Wills & Probate Services During COVID-19

Posted on 26th March 2020

In these unprecedented times, the Private Client team here at Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors wishes good health to everyone with the hope that life will return to normal as soon as possible. In the interim, we are very much still dedicated to helping those who require assistance, particularly those at risk who require assistance with their Will or Probate.

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Homa Wilson

Legal Guidance for people placed at risk of redundancy- Here’s what you need to know

Posted on 26th March 2020

It can be daunting to be told you are at risk of redundancy. In such circumstances, it is helpful to understand what your rights are, as well as, your employer’s obligations towards you.Redundancy can be a lawful reason to terminate someone’s employment. However, just because an employee is told she is being made redundant, does not mean that a dismissal resulting will be automatically lawful.

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Stuart Miles

How does a rent suspension clause work?

Posted on 26th March 2020

A lease or tenancy agreement may contain a clause which suspends the rent in the event that the property becomes uninhabitable. The clause may state that there should be a suspension of the whole of the rent, or sometimes part of the rent, subject to how much of the property is usable.

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Suzanne Bird

Self-isolation without a home – an impossible task

Posted on 26th March 2020

Whilst the Government continues to announce ever stricter measures for the UK’s population to help stop the catastrophic spread of the virus sweeping the globe, the consistent message to all has been to stay in our homes. This advice is impossible to follow for those who are homeless and sleeping rough, not to mention the estimated 70,400 people who are relying on friends and family to “sofa surf”. With households encouraged to stay indoors it can only be imagined the strain that these relationships are being put under.

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Bharti Shah

Coronavirus and children moving between separated parents’ homes

Posted on 25th March 2020

As much of the country finds itself under “lockdown”, after the Prime Minister announced strict measures for leaving home on 23 March 2020, what is the position with children from separated families moving between households?

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Chun Wong

Changes to Section 21 (Housing Act 1988) Notice from 1 June 2019 – Updated March 2020

Posted on 25th March 2020

A Section 21 (Housing Act 1988) Notice is the first step a landlord would take to gain back possession of a property. It is a written notice to terminate an Assured Shorthold Tenancy on a ‘no fault’ basis (without providing a reason for wishing to take possession). There are new requirements under the Tenant Fees Act 2019 which can be seen in recent post about legal guidance for landlords and tenants on the Tenant Fees Act 2019.

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Jacqueline Major

Increased pressure on family life and relationships

Posted on 18th March 2020

We are living in a situation caused by the Coronavirus which for the vast majority of the population is unprecedented. Most of us will never have experienced anything in our lifetimes equivalent to the effect this pandemic will have on our lives. This is a time of massive uncertainty, of global concern, and soaring rates of infection. Many people’s lives at risk. The virus has severely affected the economy, which in turn has affected the income of a lot of people, and in some cases put their livelihoods at risk.

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Chun Wong

Legal implications of the coronavirus

Posted on 11th March 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) originating from China on 31st December 2019 has now infected over 100,000 people in over 100 countries with nearly 31,500 deaths. As at 8th March there was over 250 reported and confirmed cases in the UK with 3 deaths. The risk level has been raised from low to moderate and the UK government produced an action plan on 3rd March 2020 to deal with the growing epidemic.

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