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30th June 2020

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

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 that is not viable to be done over the phone or an online meeting platform.

Alice Hornsby, a Cartwright King Solicitor working out of the Derby office gives insight into a typical lockdown day.

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23rd June 2020

No Fault Divorce passes through House of Commons

‘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 be granted a divorce.

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17th June 2020

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

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 (CJRS) payment rules.  

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