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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.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Following the announcement of the Job Retention Scheme by the Prime Minister on Friday, Chris Cook and Keely Rushmore outline what the scheme may mean…
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.
Top 10 Tips on Getting Through Divorce
Partner and Head of Family Law, Marilyn Bell gives her top 10 tips on getting through the divorce process.
Investing in legal advice as a start-up cannot be underestimated
Partner and Head of Corporate, Vincent Billings gives his opinion about the importance of investing in legal advice as a start-up.
How Brexit will affect cross-border divorce
SA Law Divorce & Family Law Partner Kiran Beeharry describes some of the consequences of Brexit on divorce, identifies some challenges to being a multi-jurisdictional…
Surrogacy – XX and Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
Simran Gupta exlpores a surrogacy case that highlights the complexity of surrogacy arrangements entered into both in England and internationally.
Welcoming Tony Irving to our Employment team
We are delighted to welcome new Employment Solicitor Tony Irving to the team.
Introducing our new real estate recruit, Zama Razaq
We are delighted to welcome a new member of the Real Estate team, Zama Razaq.
Buying a retirement home – What you need to know
Andrea Tankel explains what you need to know before buying a retirement home.
EastEnders spoilers: Linda Carter loses custody of Ollie as alcohol addiction spirals?
EastEnders storyline involving alcoholism highlights the potentially devastating impacts of parents losing contact with children amid divorce.
A Brief Guide to Shareholders Agreements
Partner and Head of Corporate Vincent Billings gives his top tips and guide to shareholders agreements.
International Surrogacy – not quite what you envisaged!
Family Solicitor Simran Gupta explains the complications that can occurs when dealing with an international surrogacy arrangement.
SA Law are announced as joint headline sponsor of the Inspiring Herts Awards 2020
The Inspiring Herts Awards provide an opportunity to showcase performance and achievements of businesses of all sizes in Hertfordshire.
Surrogacy – A (potential) New Dawn
Family Solicitor, Simran Gupta writes about the proposals outlined by the Law Commission that could reform surrogacy law in England, Wales and Scotland.
McDonald’s CEO leaves firm after workplace romance
Keely Rushmore comments on the climate around work romances and that employers must strike the right balance.
Surrogacy, parental orders & parental responsibility – ensuring your legal status as parents
Family solicitor, Simran Gupta writes about how to ensure you gain legal status as parents in surrogacy cases.
Diversity & equal opportunities in the media: New disclosure proposals for broadcasters explained
Keely Rushmore writes for leading HR publication People Management about the implications of broadcast employers revealing figures on gay and transsexual…
What does the law say about whistleblowing?
News that HS2 is considering taking legal action against workers for leaking confidential information throws the spotlight on legislation in this area,…
A legal look ahead to 2020 policies
Following our recent HR Forum, our employment team look at the policies we expect to see in 2020.
Welcoming Elton Morina to our Real Estate team
Welcome to the team Elton.
Chambers & Partners adds to our good directory news for 2020
Glowing feedback from clients and peers across the board for SA Law's Family, Litigation, Real Estate & Employment teams in Chambers & Partners.