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What Does The Coronavirus Act 2020 Mean For Me?

5th May 2020 Covid-19

As part of our response to the Coronavirus outbreak we are recording a number of webinars to share on social media and our website showcasing our knowledge and expertise. Daniel Simister, Head of Crime Solicitor at Cartwright King, has recorded the second of these webinars and answers the firm’s most frequently asked questions from its […]

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Domestic Abuse Bill – Second Reading in Parliament

1st May 2020 News

This week the Domestic Abuse Bill was further debated in Parliament when the bill had its second reading. It comes at a time when domestic violence in the home is receiving significant media coverage, not surprising given the alarming increases in those seeking help during the current restrictions. The Bill will put onto a legislative […]

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Head of Family Law welcomes Hestia and Boots joint initiative

1st May 2020 News

Cartwright King Solicitors, Head of Family Law, Karen Brennan, has today welcomed the announcement by crisis charity Hestia and Boots that victims of domestic abuse will be able to access safe spaces within Boots pharmacies where they can contact speciality domestic abuse services for support and advice. Since the lockdown started, Hestia says it has […]

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Covid-19: Clearer Roads Create Racetrack Drivers – Updated 30/04/20

30th Apr 2020 Covid-19

With the UK still in lock down and with the country’s roads clear of all but a few vehicles some drivers believe they have a God-given right to use them as a race track. Judging by the number of reports of such stupidity it would seem that they fondly imagine the chances of being caught […]

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Lockdown and Domestic Violence

28th Apr 2020 Covid-19

When the current lockdown measures were announced on the 23rd March 2020, many expressed a concern that this would result in many more people becoming a victim of domestic violence. This was hardly a surprise. Domestic violence is not simply limited to physical violence. The recognised definition of Domestic Violence describes domestic violence as “any […]

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Cartwright King Recovers Thousands for Clients

28th Apr 2020 News

The fraud team at Cartwright King has been busily continuing with cases as they can, and with many courts allowing remote working, this has helped in bringing many further cases to a close. One team in the fraud department specialises in defending the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Civil Account Freezing Orders on behalf of […]

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Coronavirus Webinars – Steve Gelsthorpe

25th Apr 2020 Covid-19

As part of our response to the Coronavirus outbreak we are recording a number of webinars to share on social media and our website showcasing our knowledge and expertise. Steve Gelsthorpe has recorded the first of these webinars and has done an excellent job – more to follow! Q: What will happen if on my […]

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School Place Appeals: New Regulations for the Appeals Process

24th Apr 2020 Covid-19

In light of the on-going coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing rules introduced by the government many parents who were unsuccessful in securing their preferred school for their child will find themselves wondering what will happen with their school admission appeals. If gatherings of more than two people in public are banned, how will hearings […]

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Covid-19: New guidance on Whether to Prosecute

17th Apr 2020 Covid-19

It is the job of the Crown Prosecution Service to decide which crimes, or allegations of crime, brought to their attention by the police are prosecuted. When making that decision a prosecutor must have in mind The Code for Crown Prosecutors which provides them with the necessary guidance. At its heart the guidance contains a […]

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Covid-19: High Court Result Positive for Carluccio’s Employees

16th Apr 2020 Covid-19

First result for furloughed employees High Court delivers good news for workers of the Carluccio restaurant chain after it went into administration: Workers can be placed on furlough leave with their wages taking priority over other creditors. In summary  When a business becomes insolvent and goes into administration an Administrator (a licenced insolvency practitioner) will […]

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Employee Rights

10th Apr 2020 News

Employees and workers enjoy a large number of employee rights given to them by Parliament. These are known as statutory rights. In addition to statutory rights, employees and workers may have more generous contractual rights which their employers have chosen to give to them. An employer may never give less than the statutory entitlement. If […]

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Covid-19: UK Home Office Immigration information

7th Apr 2020 Covid-19

Amid the global pandemic swathing across the globe, there are many people who have not been living in their country of residence for many reasons including family and work commitments. Messages from governments have been subject to change, due to the nature of the situation. Immigration Detention The Home Office has released information following latest […]

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