Covid-19 and residential possession claims The Housing Act 1998 is for the time being modified by the Coronavirus Act 2020 so that the usual s.8 and s.21 timescales are amended, requiring the landlord to give 3 months’ notice. Possession claims can and perhaps should still be issued, notwithstanding that they will become stayed until 23/08/2020…

Covid-19:  Practical considerations for those buying, selling and moving home  On 23 March the country was put into lockdown in an unprecedented step to limit the spread of Coronavirus.  On 30 March Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jenny Harries, said that the measures could last up to six months. Buyers and sellers that have recently…

Most of us will never in our lifetimes have seen such a threat to the way we live, our families and our loved ones as the current pandemic.  All of us are now being forced to re-think our lives and adjust to a new normal.  Whether you agree with Nicola Sturgeon’s politics or not, she…

Relationship breakdown Sadly, it is a fact that when unhappy couples spend prolonged periods of time together they often argue and, for one reason or another, realise their relationship has ended.  The busiest times for family solicitors are shortly after Christmas and 2 week summer holidays. The impact of the Covid-19 virus gives rise to…

  By Annabel Beacon Work experience is a great way of getting a taste of the working world and can enlighten prospective professionals on the career they are considering. It can build character and stand out in CVs and interviews, whether for university or future work opportunities. It can also motivate prospective professionals to choose…

  Civil dispute resolution in the event of a no-deal Brexit Theresa May’s deal, an extension of Article 50 (with or without a general election), a second referendum; the permutations for the UK’s future relationship with the EU are various and the outcome is uncertain. If the deal put forward by the Prime Minister is rejected, the prospect…

In Brief: October 2018   Legal professional privilege: where are we now?   In broad terms Part 31 of the Civil Procedure Rules outlines civil litigants’ duties to disclose (to the other parties) documents that are or have been in their control and are relevant to the issues in dispute.   The Criminal Procedure and…

In Brief: September 2018 A good gig? Most people only encounter the law when they have a dispute like at work or a divorce. You are generally led by your advisor or representative and it’s always reluctant involvement, even buying or selling a house is a reluctant activity as far as engaging solicitors is concerned….

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