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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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Covid-19: Test and Trace – Employee Pay For Those Self-Isolating

28th May 2020 Covid-19

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) can be paid to people who have been told to self isolate under the new NHS ‘Test and Trace’ system which launched in England today (28 May 2020). The government has updated The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020, presumably to encourage workers to comply with ‘Test and […]

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Covid-19: UK Immigration Centres reopening plan

28th May 2020 Covid-19

Following the closure of UK Immigration Centres as the country locked down to curb the spread of Covid-19, activity to reopen has been set in motion. Both UK Visa and Citizen Application Services, in conjunction with UK Visas and Immigration will be opening Service Points in a controlled and phased way from 1 June, 2020. […]

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Cartwright King finalist in two categories at Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards

27th May 2020 Press Release

Cartwright King has been shortlisted in two categories at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY’s) Awards, run by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group. The firm has been shortlisted in the category of Firm of the Year (Not for Profit), and Paralegal Hazel Montgomery is also a finalist in the Social Welfare category. Cartwright […]

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Furlough Fraud – Reports on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

27th May 2020 Covid-19

Last week it was announced that nearly 800 cases had occurred of reported Furlough Fraud. Examples of Furlough fraud could be: Where employers are claiming furlough payments for employees and actually still allowing them to work,  Where employers are claiming the furlough fund when the employee is not aware that they are furloughed.  Where fictitious […]

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Covid-19: When is a prosecution lawful?

20th May 2020 Covid-19

As a review finds all prosecutions under the new Coronavirus Act unlawful, David Hallmark, Head of Crime at Cartwright King outlines why this might be the case. The Coronavirus Act 2020 received royal assent on 25th March 2020. The Act is a substantial piece of legislation which consists of 102 sections, 29 Schedules and is […]

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Guidelines on Disclosure – Review Process

15th May 2020 News

As a solicitor who regularly has to litigate criminal cases in a manner designed to overcome the inherent failings in the current disclosure regime, I have read with interest the draft Attorney Generals guideline on disclosure which is going through what I hope will prove to be a rigorous review process. My experience of the […]

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Juries to gain larger role in Fraud cases – Landmark ruling

14th May 2020 News

Juries in fraud cases in UK courts will begin to be presented a bigger role in trials in the future. Cartwright King Head of Tax and Fraud Sundeep Soor reports the new clarified legal test for dishonesty. A ground-breaking judgment heard at the Court of Appeal has now clarified the legal test for dishonesty in […]

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Cartwright King supports domestic abuse charity, Hestia, latest initiative to improve victim access to legal services

11th May 2020 News

Cartwright King Solicitors is supporting a new joint initiative by domestic abuse charity, Hestia. Safe Spaces, launched by Hestia as a part of its UK SAYS NO MORE CAMPAIGN, and facilitated by Boots, Superdrug and over 60 independent pharmacies across the UK. Safe Spaces, is an initiative where in-store consultation rooms become locations for victims […]

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Covid-19 and the Aftermath in Care Homes

6th May 2020 Covid-19

Alex Radley, Head of Regulatory Law at Cartwright King, has recorded the third of our Covid-19 webinar series, as he looks to the end of the Covid-19 pandemic and what is likely to happen in the care sector. We are all pulling together in communities across the UK but there is the potential for a reckoning in the […]

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