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  • Electronic signatures now allowed for residential property transactions

    | Jul 31, 2020
    With the property market perhaps affected as much as any other by the pandemic, it is essential that the process remains as smooth as possible to avoid unnecessary delays that increase the risk of property transactions falling through. The government have recently announced some measures aimed at both keeping the industry moving and protecting it for the future.
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  • Witnessing wills update: Video link

    | Jul 30, 2020
    There has been a new development which means that wills can be witnessed via video link, providing the video and sound is of good enough quality to allow the witnesses to see and hear what is happening at the time. The witnesses must still meet the usual requirements of being over 18, not being named in the will etc
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  • COVID-19 & Postponement of Weddings

    | Jul 24, 2020
    Planning a wedding can be stressful at the best of times. Throwing a pandemic into the mix only adds fuel to the fire for anxious couples. From 1 August 2020, restrictions on weddings will be eased to allow wedding receptions of up to 30 people. Larger events are currently expected to take place from October. This is part of the Government’s aim of getting closer to normal life.
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  • “Divorce Tourism” and the Supreme Court judgment in Villiers vs Villiers

    | Jul 10, 2020
    On 1 July 2020 the Supreme Court handed down their long-awaited judgment in the case of Villiers v Villiers [2020] UKSC 30. The case of Mr and Mrs Villiers has attracted interest from family lawyers in Scotland and England as it addresses the challenges faced when divorce proceedings are started in one jurisdiction by one party and the other party makes a claim for financial provision in another jurisdiction.
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  • Are your employees working safely and securely from home?

    | Jun 30, 2020
    With so many employees now working from home, in this article, we highlight some of the issues for employers to consider.
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  • Want a no fault divorce? You’ll have to wait until autumn 2021

    | Jun 26, 2020
    Those waiting for no fault divorces to come into law have a wait on their hands. Despite the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill having almost concluded its journey through Parliament, Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland MP has stated that Parliament are working towards an indicative timetable of implementation in autumn 2021 as “time needs to be allowed for careful implementation”.
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  • In Action - The Corporate Insolvency & Governance Bill's Restrictions on Winding-Up Proceedings

    | Jun 24, 2020
    The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (“CIG”) enacts temporary restrictions on winding-up proceedings. The recent decision of Insolvency and Company Court Judge Barber in Re A Company [2020] EWHC 1551 (Ch) (16 June 2020) shows us how the court will apply these provisions.
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  • How is the Commercial Property market affected by COVID-19?

    | Jun 17, 2020
    As businesses prepare for further amendments to the lockdown restrictions that have been in place since March 2020, commercial landlords and tenants continue to feel the impact of several new measures that have been implemented to provide a safety net to those hardest hit by COVID-19.
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  • No-Fault Divorce on the Horizon

    | Jun 12, 2020
    MPs have voted favour of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill following its second reading on Monday, 8 June 2020. Referred to as the “No-Fault Divorce Bill”, it will bring about a significant change in the way in which divorce can occur.
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  • The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill in light of COVID-19

    | Jun 03, 2020
    the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (CIGB) which is likely to come into force in late June. Whilst an overhaul of insolvency legislation had been scheduled, the Bill was rushed through to provide both permanent and temporary legislation to those struggling as a result of COVID-19.
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