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Category Archives: Covid-19

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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Andrew Ryan, Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Department, discusses if it is possible to get out of a contract

If you want to get out of a contract, the first place to look is the express terms of the contract. Express terms It may be the case that the contract will include a term which allows you to terminate the contract. Contracts often include express terms allowing a party to terminate the contract when... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang, Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, shares the Home Office’s latest advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents regarding coronavirus

The Home Office has issued further advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus. If you’re in the UK and your leave expired between 24 January 2020 and 31 July... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield – Head of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence – discusses how cancer patients have been (or could be) effected by Covid-19.

The Lancet Oncology is a monthly journal for clinical cancer specialists worldwide.  Within the July 2020 edition, an interesting article considers the effect Covid-19 on patients with cancer. According to global cancer statistics, there were an estimated 18.1 million new cancer cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths worldwide in 2018. Sadly, these millions of patients... Read the rest of this entry →

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Jennifer Smith, Property Associate Solicitor at DBF Law

Jennifer Smith, Partner in our Property team, on the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday

Almost a month ago the Chancellor announced a stamp duty holiday for properties in England that will run until 31st March 2021. The holiday means that the threshold for the payment of stamp duty land tax has been increased from £125,000.00 to £500,000.00.  This has certainly been welcomed by buyers, estate agents and developers to... Read the rest of this entry →

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