Malcolm Niekirk, Frettens' resident Insolvency Guru, looks at a technical aspect of insolvency law, and one that is sure to become more prevalent in the coming months.
The recent return of Crown Preference has implications for insolvency set off, which he addresses in this article.
Paul Burton details the upcoming changes to the National Minimum Wage.
Frettens welcome our first new team member of 2021, Cameron Hearn has joined the Marketing team as a Digital Marketing Apprentice.
Insolvency Guru, Malcolm Niekirk, looks at the lightweight insolvency protocols, examining the pros, cons, and alternatives. What is different about a light touch administration? When can you use one?
A redundancy is a dismissal as a result of a workplace closing down or the employer needing fewer employees to do work of a particular kind. Chris Dobbs looks at a recent case where unfair dismissal was claimed.
Further changes to the government’s COVID eviction laws were announced on Friday night and have attracted a mixed response. Will Bartley, Landlord & Tenant specialist, provides an overview.
Paul Burton discusses Whistleblowing and Protected Disclosure, giving his specialist view on the topic.
What are the new leasehold reforms? When will they come into effect and how will they impact leaseholders?
Lease Extension and Enfranchisement specialist, Niki Adkins, gives an overview of the 'biggest reform to the UK property market in 40 years'.
Chris Dobbs, solicitor in our specialist Employment & HR team, looks at the options for employers and employees when balancing working from home with childcare. Can workers be furloughed for childcare? What are the unpaid leave entitlements?
The governing law, the Cathedrals Measure, is being replaced, probably early next year.
For every cathedral, the existing trinity-like body corporate will change. All assets, engagements and liabilities will belong to a single body corporate, the Chapter. That won’t happen immediately. Each cathedral will need time to reconstitute its Chapter.
Earlier this month, Frettens' resident insolvency guru, Malcolm Niekirk, gave one of his monthly Coffee Break Briefings on Directors’ and Shareholders’ liability for corporate taxes and penalties.
The government announced this week that the ban on business evictions will be extended until March 31st 2021.
It will mean that the eviction moratorium, first announced in March this year, will have been in place for over a year. The ban on evicting commercial tenants had already been extended twice, however the announcement indicated that this will be the final extension.
Frettens' resident insolvency guru, Malcolm Niekirk, takes a look at an emerging hot topic in insolvency and commercial property - the move to turnover rents.
Louisa Knight, solicitor in our specialist family law team, answers the most frquently-asked questions about naming a child and changing a child's name.
Frettens' resident Insolvency Guru, Malcolm Niekirk, looks at whether CVAs are still viable now that crown preference has been reinstated.
Michelle Hayter is a partner and head of Frettens' specialist dispute resolution team . A specialist in dealing with contentious wills and probate , she is recommended in the Legal 500 , an independent guide to the legal sector, for her work...
Karen Edwards is an Associate Solicitor in our specialist Corporate and Commercial Team. In the latest of her series of articles on selling a business, she looks at how to find a buyer, and how you can choose the right buyer for your business.
Anti-social behaviour, domestic violence, trespass, serious rent arrears and false statement. Will Bartley explains the circumstances in which the Christmas eviction ban does not apply.
In an administration, r18.18 IR16 sets the procedure for setting the administrator’s remuneration.
Our insolvency Guru, Malcolm Niekirk looks at the return of HMRC Crown Preference to insolvency proceedings and the implications for insolvency practitioners.
Our resident insolvency guru, Malcolm Niekirk, looks at one of the potential consequences of the return of crown preference.
The potential scale of furlough fraud
The National Audit Office reports that almost 1 in 10 workers were asked to work while on furlough
How to get value when selling a business
Grooming your business for sale. Karen Edwards offers advice on how best to prepare our business for sale and how you can get the best value when selling your business.
Big changes to the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme, which was part of his winter economic plan and replaces the furlough scheme in November, were announced today. Chris Dobbs provides an overview.
What is the Christmas evictions truce? Can tenants be evicted in a local lockdown? What are the dates of the Christmas evictions ban? What are the exceptions to the truce? Specialist Landlord and tenant solicitor Will Bartley provides the answers.
Head of our employment & HR team, Paul Burton summarises a recent case that examined mental health, the legal definition of disability and dismissal.
For a dismissal to be fair, an employer needs to have a potentially fair reason to dismiss - such as misconduct, redundancy or 'some other substantial reason' (SOSR) - and the decision to dismiss must be within the range of reasonable responses.
How and when can an employer monitor employees WhatsApp messages. Chris Dobbs looks at a recent case where an employer used whatsapp messages in a discuplinary procedure.
Will WFH continue after lockdown? Can you monitor remote employees? How do you write a working from home policy? Chris Dobbs, Employment Solicitor answers your questions.
Paul Burton looks at the chancellor's winter economy plan, including the coronavirus job support scheme, viable jobs, pay as you grow and the VAT changes.
What is the new furlough scheme? How will it work, who is eligible and how long will the coronavirus job support scheme run for?
How much does it cost to buy a house? Our specialist solicitors explain how conveyancing legal fees are calculated, and what you need to pay for when buying a house.
While every business sale is different, there are three main parts to the process. An overview of each of the three sections is offered below. Preparation. Structure, and the legal process.
Specialist Employment and HR solicitor, Chris Dobbs offers the 9 points that all HR managers and business owners should consider when writing a working from home policy.
Should every business have a working from home policy? What should be included? Chris Dobbs, Employment & HR Law specialist examines an increasingly important topic.
A constructive dismissal takes place when an employee resigns in response to a fundamental breach of contract on the part of the employer. Paul Burton, specialist employment and HR lawyer examines a recent case and looks at the final straw doctrine.
Chris Dobbs looks at a recent case concerning homophobia, gross misconduct, unfair dismissals and the use of anonymous evidence.
Announcement of the extension of ban on evictions being progressed by the Courts to 20th September 2020; as well as the extension of notice period for both Section 21 and Section 8 to 6 months from 3 months effective from now.
The government announced on Friday 21st August, that the coronavirus ban on evictions would be extended by four weeks .
The announcement came just two days before the ban was due to end, having already been extended.
Sometimes referred to as a ‘romalpa clause’ or a ‘reservation of title clause’, a retention of title clause is a clause within a contract that allows a seller to retain the legal title to goods that have been sold and delivered to a buyer
Chris Dobbs, solicitor in our specialist employment & HR team, offers a comprehensive guide to remote monitoring of employees working from home.
Are company directors are always automatically banned from running another business with the same name? And is there a legal way to sidestep a section 216 ban?
Section 216 Insolvency Act 1986
When are landlords able to start the eviction process now that the ban on evictions is going to be lifted?
Divorce - what am I entitled to?
One of the first things we are often asked by clients considering divorce, is ‘what am I entitled to?’ or ‘who gets what?’
Anna Curtis answers your FAQs on coronavirus holiday cancellations, quarantine and how to get your holiday refund.
Only employees with two years’ continuous service have the right not to be unfairly dismissed. This qualifying period is measured to the day - so it is important to be clear about precisely when an employee started work.
One of the least often claimed grounds of discrimination is marriage and civil partnership. Prejudice against married people is hardly widespread and there are few circumstances in which an employer might treat an employee less favourably because they were married.
The Transfer of Undertakings Regulations (known as TUPE) provide that an employee’s terms and conditions cannot be changed because of the transfer of their employment from one employer to another.
Doing so knowingly is a criminal offence and inadvertently employing someone who is working illegally can lead to a civil penalty of up to £20,000 for an employer who has not carried out a proper documentation check.
Frettens have completed a complete overhaul of their IT systems, in order to provide their team with greater flexibility and their clients with a faster, more efficient service.