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3 03, 2021

The Budget 2021

By |2021-03-03T16:46:43+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Finance, Real Estate, Tax|

The Chancellor’s Budget speech had far less in it than had widely been expected.  In short – there were no tax rises (other than corporation tax). Here are some of the key points: Stamp Duty Land Tax The temporary increase in the residential SDLT Nil Rate Band to £500,000 has been extended to 30 June 2021. From 1 July 2021, [...]

24 02, 2021

Consumer Credit Act applies to settlements by “Tomlin” order

By |2021-02-24T12:12:09+00:00February 24th, 2021|Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Finance, Services|

Consumer Credit Act applies to settlements by “Tomlin” order – CFL Finance Ltd v Gertner On 23 February 2021 the Court of Appeal handed down its judgement in CFL Finance Ltd v Gertner [2021] EWCA Civ 228, confirming that the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA) can apply to settlement agreements appended to “Tomlin” orders and that deferment of a debt [...]

22 02, 2021

Can students get a university fee refund?

By |2021-02-22T17:26:54+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Dispute Resolution, Student Accommodation & Care Homes|

Do students have a leg to stand on when it comes to legal advice and action for missed education and reduced university experience? Hundreds of thousands of students have signed several online petitions calling for tuition fees to be refunded due to disrupted teaching during the coronavirus pandemic. Each petition has been debated in Parliament and given the response “Higher [...]

18 02, 2021

COVID-19: Can UK employers require staff to be vaccinated?

By |2021-02-18T16:17:27+00:00February 18th, 2021|Employment, Healthcare, Human Resources & Recruitment|

COVID-19: Can UK employers require staff to be vaccinated? The UK government’s vaccination programme has gathered momentum. With over 15 million people having now received their first dose of the vaccine, it is the fastest and largest vaccination campaign in history. Whilst welcomed by many, the government’s ambitious vaccination programme raises a number of legal issues from an employment law [...]

9 02, 2021

UK Immigration in a Post-Brexit era

By |2021-02-09T18:25:54+00:00February 9th, 2021|Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration, Services|

UK Immigration in a Post-Brexit era On 1 December 2020, the Home Office launched the post-Brexit Immigration Rules which apply equally to non-EU nationals and EU nationals coming to the UK, after the UK left the EU and the transition period ended on 1 January 2021. For the first time since the UK joined the EU in 1973, European nationals [...]

9 02, 2021

The BNO visa is now available

By |2021-02-09T12:19:51+00:00February 9th, 2021|Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration, Services|

The new visa scheme, open to holders of a British National (Overseas) passport and their immediate dependants, is now available with 300,000 people expected to apply. British Nationals Overseas (BNOs) are British overseas territories citizens who were able to register as BNOs by virtue of their connection with Hong Kong before 1 July 1997. In response to the Chinese and [...]

2 02, 2021

Trainee Spotlight – meet the team

By |2021-02-02T15:23:24+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Services|

Meet the recruitment team Meet David. David is one of our trainee supervisors and a recruitment partner responsible for hiring our new trainees. He meets with all of our vacation scheme participants and has some insight and advice for future applicants. David’s background I wanted to be a lawyer from a young age. It appealed as it seemed intellectually challenging. [...]

13 01, 2021

Teacher Stern acts in security transaction

By |2021-01-13T14:34:03+00:00January 13th, 2021|Commercial, Corporate, Recent Transactions|

Teacher Stern acts in security transaction Teacher Stern commercial partner Claire Rollo, and Peter Levinger acted on a recent transaction, advising the shareholders of Cougar Monitoring Limited in their sale to security system supplier Kings Secure Technologies (KST). Claire Rollo said of the deal, “Cougar Monitoring have been a client of ours for over 10 years, and with this relationship [...]

12 01, 2021

What does the Brexit deal mean for personal data transfers?

By |2021-01-12T15:37:50+00:00January 12th, 2021|Commercial, Services, Technology, Media & Telecoms|

The UK has now reached a Brexit deal: what does this mean for personal data transfers? Data transfers between the UK and the European Economic Area (EEA) The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement reached on 24 December 2020 included a temporary solution enabling the on-going free flow of personal data between the EU and the UK. From the 1 January [...]

22 12, 2020

Furlough Scheme extended again  

By |2020-12-22T11:18:52+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment|

The Government has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended until 30 April 2021. Back in November, Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as the furlough scheme) would be extended until the end of March 2021. It has now been announced that this will have a further one-month extension, until 30 April [...]

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