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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) – Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

31st Mar 2020 Covid-19

Last week, the Chancellor set out the steps he would take to “boost the safety-net” for self-employed people across the country who have been affected by the on-going Coronavirus pandemic. In a speech on 26 March 2020, he set out the government’s Self-Employed Income Support Scheme. The Scheme will allow self-employed people to claim a […]

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Covid-19: Changes to Mental Health Act and Guidelines

31st Mar 2020 Covid-19

The Covid-19 crisis has been moving around the globe at speed, and as we embrace a temporary ‘new normal’, there has been a focus on mental health during lockdown. The Mental Health Act has also made temporary changes to account for the virus. The pandemic covers many elements of Mental Health Law, and also includes […]

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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Emergency Volunteering Leave

30th Mar 2020 Covid-19

The government has called upon the public to volunteer their time to support the NHS and other social care authorities, where pressure from the on going Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is reaching crisis point Many of those volunteers will already have jobs and the government has introduced measures to allow people to take leave in order […]

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COVID-19 – What will happen regarding Social Care?

27th Mar 2020 Covid-19

In reaction to these unprecedented times, the Government has drafted the Coronavirus Bill 2020. The Coronavirus Bill is currently being scrutinised by Parliament and is yet to be enacted but it is expected this will be in the coming days. When the emergency measures are put in place, it would temporarily end many of the […]

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Health Protection Bill – Regulations 2020

27th Mar 2020 Covid-19

The UK Government passed the Health Protection Bill – (Coronavirus-Restrictions)(England) Regulations 2020 yesterday. The Health Protection Bill is one that people should look at closely, as the restrictions that have been placed on our society, such as businesses to be closed is now law in the country. Only to be lifted by the Secretary of State, […]

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – FAQs

27th Mar 2020 Covid-19

This information was updated on 27th March 2020 and may become out of date very soon. Please watch out for updates. The purpose of the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, announced by the Chancellor on Friday 20 March, is to prevent workers who otherwise would have been laid off during this crisis to remain in employment. Key […]

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COVID-19 – My Right To A Solicitor

27th Mar 2020 Covid-19

How has the virus affected initial remand and the right to a solicitor? As with every other area of life, the Justice system has scrambled to keep up with the changes necessary in response to COVID-19, and in turn has the remand system. Although the situation is mostly in-flux, it is being monitored all the […]

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Covid-19 Court Update – HMCTS

26th Mar 2020 Covid-19

Following new guidance from HMCTS today (26 March 2020), the following rules now apply: Jury trials that are underway continue No new jury trials Crown Courts are only covering urgent work Magistrates’ courts only covering urgent work (overnight custody and people brought from prison. We are working closely with partner agencies across the criminal justice […]

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Covid-19: What do I do about contact with my child and are Court Orders still valid?

26th Mar 2020 Covid-19

The outbreak of Covid-19 has raised many concerns for separated parents. These include whether children should still spend time with both parents and in cases where there are Court Orders in place, how this works in light of the pandemic. Following the strict ‘Stay at Home’ measures put in place on 23 March, the government […]

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Covid-19 and Commercial Activities

26th Mar 2020 Covid-19

Following the outbreak of Covid-19 across the globe, commercial activities are facing an unprecedented impact. Already facing huge challenges as the disease gained traction further east, many more have arisen as it continues to sweep its way the west. Supply chains have already been interrupted, as movement of goods decreased rapidly from China and then […]

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My Visa is going to run out during lockdown. What do I do?

25th Mar 2020 Covid-19

Covid-19 continues around the globe, but many have concerns around their visa as it may run out before the pandemic retreats. With self-isolation, travel restrictions and border closures in force across the globe many whose visa will expire in this time cannot return home. Home Secretary Priti Patel announced yesterday (24 March) that all visas […]

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Cartwright King Keeps Things Going via Digital Link

25th Mar 2020 Covid-19

Cartwright King advocates and solicitors are continuing to work in a way that ensures cases are moving forward despite Covid-19. Using technology to hear cases on either conference call or video link, the legal system is still progressing cases. Cartwright King’s Advocates and Criminal Solicitors have been at the forefront of this; This morning, Higher […]

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