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Covid Law in Action
Insolvency: What lengths the government will go to protect businesses from the economic impact of the pandemic.
Mental health and addiction in divorce and family breakdown
If your relationship has broken down and you, or your spouse, are about to commence divorce proceedings, there may be mental health issues which need…
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Key changes between July – October 2020
Keely explores the key changes to the Covid-19 related furloughing that are set to impact employers and employees between July-October 2020.
An update on the FCA’s intervention in disputes over business interruption insurance coverage
The FCA’s proposed court action for a declaration on the meaning of certain policy wordings to achieve clarity and certainty for SMEs and others involved…
"My Career Took a Backseat During Marriage – Can I Be Compensated?"
Compensation claim for relationship-generated disadvantage
Mutual enforceability clauses
The Supreme Court decision in Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent: What the Supreme Court decision in the Duval case means in practice for landlords and purchasers…
Promoting good mental wellbeing during lockdown
Mental Health Awareness Week: Kelly Pike highlights how to support staff.
The Reopening of Schools during the pandemic and the impact of this on Child Arrangements
Simran Gupta talks about plans for certain school for pupils to return to school and the issues for families in the context of family law.
What is responsible contractual behaviour?
Simon takes a look at what constitues as "Responsible contractual behaviour" in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the COVID-19…
Working creatively with supply chains and the business opportunities created by Covid-19
As has been widely reported the economy and our businesses are dealing with unprecedented issues due to COVID-19 and the lockdown. All businesses are…
Covid-19 and insurance disputes
As news of insurers rejecting claims continue to spread, Simon Walsh shares guidance about look at if you think you have insurance cover that should respond…
Matrimonial Finances and Covid-19 Legal Q&A
Marilyn Bell answers your most important Covid-19 related divorce and finances related questions.
Litigation during and after Covid-19: Do we need more breathing space?
Simon Walsh comments on the call for ‘breathing space’ in litigation and the effect of the pandemic on commercial contracts.
Tips for Avoiding CCJs During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Litigator Simon Walsh shares tips for avoiding county court judgements during COVID-19 and a reminder on the time limits.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Direction and Extended Deadline
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended to 30 June 2020, plus The Treasury has also issued a Direction to HMRC which provides legally binding…
COVID-19 Right to Work Checks Adjustment
Adjustments made to Right to Work Checks process for employers during COVID-19.
The Coronavirus Act 2020 – the impact on residential tenancy agreements
What protections does The Coronavirus Act 2020 offer to residential landlords and tenants?
Domestic abuse – Injunctive orders, Covid 19 and the Courts – the practical bits
Important guidance on the practicality of legal advice to help victims of domestic violence during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus divorce rate: Staying optimistic
Divorce rates soared in China post-quarantine and some sources are predicting a surge in UK-based enquiries – Kiran Beeharry adds a refreshing view to…
Updated Furlough Guidance provides clarification for employers
Over the weekend the government updated its guidance for employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) - Keely Rushmore reports.
FAQs Furloughing Employees / Job Retention Scheme
Frequently asked questions on Furloughing Employees to help employers, line managers and employees – answered by SA Law’s employment team.
How the coronavirus outbreak may affect arrangements for children whose parents are separated or divorced
Lexis Nexis asks Marilyn Bell about her thoughts on the impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on arrangements for children.
Data protection and the coronavirus pandemic
Good news: The ICO provides clarity on common areas of data concerns during the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.
Data protection and school photographs
ICO shares guidance following two schools being reprimanded for distributing photographs of pupils without parents’ consent.
March Quarter Day - To pay or not to pay?
With the March “quarter day” coming just days after the Covid-19 lockdown was announced, it isn’t surprising that many commercial landlords and tenants…
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employment Law Issues
Sick pay, home working and enforcing holiday – Chris Cook discusses the topics that are on HR Teams agendas right now.
Measures to help self-employed in light of Covid-19
Christine Caffrey explains the UK government’s measures to assist the five million self employed people in the UK through business disruption due to corona…
Further guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Key points need to know about the the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, more commonly known as the Furlough Scheme.
Covid-19 -v- Financial Arrangements in divorce
Family Partner Kiran explains what a “Barder Event” is, the likely impact of Covid-19 on maintenance and valuations.
The impact of Coronavirus on commercial contracts and force majeure clauses
Can we rely on COVID-19 being a force majeure event, in order to avoid our contractual obligations?
What you can do if you are the victim of domestic abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic
The clear advice of the government is to stay at home at this present time during the coronavirus pandemic, but what should you do if home is not a safe…
Everything you need to know about “Furloughed Employees”
Following the announcement of the Job Retention Scheme, organisations now have to designate affected employees as “furloughed employees”, What does this…
What happens to shared childcare arrangements during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Head of Family Law Marilyn Bell answers important questions to help parents at this time.
SA Law's Guide to Working from Home
As the outbreak of coronavirus continues and as society adapts to its challenges there has been a massive increase in employees working from home. Read…
Delay to Off-payroll working changes (IR35)
Important Information: Delay to IR35
Tips for renegotiating contract and payment terms
As the UK faces unprecedented uncertainly in the face of Coronavirus, one of the biggest priorities for organisations is cashflow. SA Law’s litigation…
SA Law response to COVID-19 pandemic
SA Law is carefully monitoring the escalating coronavirus situation. We are taking appropriate actions with the wellbeing of our clients, colleagues and…
Measures to help SMEs keep trading during Covid-19 outbreak
Read Keely Rushmore’s comments in the Financial Times
What employers need to know about novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance for employers on how to plan, respond and reduce risk related to Coronavirus
SA Law proud to sponsor the University of Hertfordshire’s innovative Festival of Ideas
We are delighted to announce that we will be one of the sponsors at the University of Hertfordshire’s Festival of Ideas this Summer.
The impact of Brexit on Britain's independent legal system
Senior Associate, Simon Walsh examines the impact of Brexit on the British Legal System and what we should look out for in the future.
Changes to off-payroll working (IR35)
In April 2020 the “off-payroll working” or IR35 rules are due to be extended to the private sector, affecting medium and large organisations in all sectors.…
What is ‘no fault divorce’ and what does it mean for divorcing couples?
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill re-entered Parliament in January 2020 with the main purpose being to modernise the divorce process. Marilyn…
Is it time for law firms to call time on drinking?
Partner Keely Rushmore gives her opinion on whether alcohol related events are a thing of the past in the legal sector.
Love and Marriage…and Civil Partnerships
Bindu Malkan explores the Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019 that came into force in December 2019, meaning that opposite-sex couples…
What to do if you’re considering the idea of downsizing, buy or rent?
SA Law Real Estate Solicitor, Priya Lakhani examines the pros and cons to downsizing and whether you should buy or rent.
Introducing senior family law solicitor Bindu Malkan
We are delighted to announce the arrival of Bindu Malkan who joins our London team as a senior family solicitor.
Introducing new commercial litigation lawyer Navdeep Shihn
We are delighted to welcome Navdeep Shihn to the Commercial Litigation team.
The Owens case and the future of divorce update
Partner and Head of Family Law Marilyn Bell gives her perspective on the Owens case
A Guide to Managing Vacant Properties
Gerard LeCain writes for Property Investor News about how commercial landlords can manage the risk of having an empty property.