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Category Archives: Covid-19

Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – discusses yesterday’s news that employers can put self-isolating staff on furlough.

It has been reported that a little known provision of the government’s job retention (furlough) scheme has come to light in recent days. It can be used by employers to cover payments for employees who are self-isolating. This means that employers can furlough self-isolating staff and claim (the normal) 80% of that employees salary from... Read the rest of this entry →

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As lockdown eases and return to the office is on the horizon, Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – asks: To what extent can employers force staff to have the Covid Vaccine?

As the UK government has successfully rolled out its vaccination policy with the age of invites in some locations now being down to 40 years, and willing participants having been vaccinated at least once with many also having received a second vaccine, many employers will be looking to ensure that employees can return to a... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lauren Sever, Trainee Corporate and Commercial Solicitor at Davis Blank Furniss

Lauren Sever – Corporate, Commercial and Employment Solicitor – discusses filing accounts at Companies House.

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, measures were introduced to allow companies an additional three months to file their statutory accounts at Companies House. The temporary extension which granted companies the automatic right to file their statutory accounts at Companies House three months later than they would otherwise have been due, has now ceased... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ameliah McLaren-Parker – Solicitor in our Private Client team: Making a Will in contemplation of a marriage or civil partnership

Has your wedding been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic? Have you and your partner decided to delay making Wills until your nuptials have taken place? If so, you do not need to wait until your big day in order to get your affairs in order. What is the effect of marriage/Civil Partnership on an... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield chats with Solicitors Journal

Kate Oldfield – our managing partner – recently sat down for an in-depth chat with Solicitors Journal. She discussed everything from the firm’s history and how we’ve weathered the pandemic to our future, our place in the market and much more. You can read the full interview here: EKO SJ Interview Dec 2020  

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Karen Yates – Head of the Private Client team – on the importance of ensuring your Will is up to date and how we can help in a COVID- compliant manner

You may have seen recently that we launched our new online Wills form to enable you to start your Will from the comfort of your own home. We are a week into the second national lockdown, and we understand people are extremely reluctant to leave their homes. However, it is very important to ensure that... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – discusses the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Flexible Furlough) until March 2021

The government has today announced that due to the new national restrictions it is extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which will now run to the end of March 2021. The aim, Mr Sunak says, is to give “certainty” to businesses in any lockdown including those in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Tier 3 English... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – discusses the extension of the Self-employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Grant

The Prime Minister confirmed in the House of Commons that the SEISS will now be calculated on 80% of average trading profits, rather than 40% for the month of November.  Therefore, the increased calculation will mean that Grant 3 will be calculated cumulatively on 55% of trading profits for the months of November, December and... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – discusses the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Flexible Furlough)

The Government announced over the weekend that due to the new national restrictions it was reinstating the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which was due to expire on 31st October.  This has now been extended to cover the month of November.  It is believed it will continue until 2nd December. However, we are awaiting confirmation from... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kirsty Morbey, Partner in our Family team, discusses the Panorama and Women’s Aid investigation which discovered a surge in domestic abuse during lockdown

Back at the start of lockdown, I wrote a blog post about how we all had to be more vigilant in spotting the signs of domestic violence in our communities as there were substantial fears as to how lockdown would impact upon the victims of domestic abuse. Unfortunately, a recent joint investigation by Panorama and... Read the rest of this entry →

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