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A Day in the Life of a Criminal Solicitor – a typical day on lockdown

30th Jun 2020 Covid-19

Everyone’s days have changed since we initially went into lockdown, although a Criminal Solicitor has elements of what we now refer to as normal life. They still have to attend Police Stations when necessary and Courts that are open.  As much is now done remotely where possible, there are elements of a Criminal Solicitors life […]

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No Fault Divorce passes through House of Commons

23rd Jun 2020 News

‘No-fault divorce’ to finally become law after decades of campaigning The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill has now cleared the final stages of parliamentary scrutiny in the House of Commons. Resolution, the national family justice body, has been campaigning for over thirty years to end the requirement for couples to assign fault in order to […]

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What risks will the new ‘Flexible Furlough Scheme’ pose to businesses?

17th Jun 2020 Covid-19

Businesses may have been alarmed by press reports this weekend that HMRC are to be given extensive powers to crack down on “furlough misuse”.  It is anticipated that the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, may add legislation to the Finance Bill to enable HMRC to vigorously pursue those they believe have broken the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme […]

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Legal Aid Agency faces High Court Challenge over eligibility requirements

16th Jun 2020 News

You may have heard or seen media reports that the Legal Aid Agency is currently facing a High Court challenge over its decision not to provide legal aid to a woman seeking to sort out arrangements for her children, and to contest an application by her ex-partner to sell their home. Introduced in 2012, LASPO […]

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No fault-divorce may be on the horizon

12th Jun 2020 News

On 8 June the government’s bill introducing no-fault divorce in England and Wales moved a step closer, following a debate and vote in the House of Commons. It has already received the approval of the House of Lords. A 2019 YouGov poll showed 73% of the public were in favour of reforms to divorce law, and […]

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Online Divorce – Worth the paper it’s written on?

4th Jun 2020 News

Going through a divorce has generally been a time consuming exercise, which adds considerable stress to both parties. However, Family lawyers are now being given an option of completing applications online in an attempt to expedite the process. Our specialist Family lawyers at Cartwright King are using this process to ensure a swifter resolution is […]

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Cut Off Dates and ‘flexible furloughing’

3rd Jun 2020 Covid-19

This is a summary of the key changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Friday 29th May 2020. The article explains important information regarding cut off dates and flexible furlough. What is the furlough cut off date? 10th June is the last date an employer can furlough an […]

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