Backhouse Solicitors’ blog

Tier 4 COVID-19 Restrictions – an update for businesses

From midnight on 20 December 2020, most of London and the South East of England was placed into Tier 4 COVID restrictions.  The following guidance is for employers seeking to understand how they are affected. Firstly it is important to establish which Tier your business operates [...]

By |2021-01-26T09:35:59+00:00December 21st, 2020|

Can children with separated parents see both parents at Christmas?

With just a week to go until Christmas we are seeing increasingly strict noises coming from Government about keeping family gatherings small over the holidays.  So what are the rules around children visiting their separated parents this Christmas? The General Rules During the first and strictest [...]

By |2021-01-26T09:37:16+00:00December 17th, 2020|

COVID-19 Cases highlight the need for a Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document you can put in place so that someone you trust can look after your finances and care needs for you.  Most people incorrectly assume that this is only useful if and when you lose mental capacity as [...]

By |2021-01-26T09:38:30+00:00December 8th, 2020|

Divorce and COVID-19 – Understanding your options and avoiding the pitfalls

For the past two months, COVID-19 has brought the divorce process in the UK to a virtual standstill.  The family courts have been severely restricted for most business and lockdown has meant many people delaying the start of divorce proceedings.  Couples who might in normal times [...]

By |2020-07-07T13:59:16+01:00May 15th, 2020|

Coronavirus and Apprenticeships

The Government has announced further guidance on how apprenticeship schemes will continue during the Coronavirus crisis and how apprentices should be treated. There had originally been some concern that apprentices would not be included in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, or that their training would come [...]

By |2020-07-07T13:55:43+01:00April 17th, 2020|

Coronavirus – You can still make a Will while you’re Self-Isolating

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many of us to think about our own mortality and whether our personal affairs are in order.  One aspect of this is whether we have made a Will, and if so, is it still up to date?  Solicitors across the UK [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:06:05+01:00April 8th, 2020|

Coronavirus – The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme in Detail

Following our brief summary last week we can now give full details of the support that Government are offering to self-employed individuals during the coronavirus crisis. After being slow to respond to calls for additional help, the "Self-Employment Income Support Scheme" aims to provide similar assistance [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:11:02+01:00April 2nd, 2020|
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