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Leading employment lawyer welcomes Chancellor’s furlough extension

March 3rd 2021
 

A LEADING employment law specialist has welcomed the move to extend the Government’s furlough scheme until the end of September. Joanne Stronach, Head of Employment Law and HR at legal firm Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, said the move would give businesses time to recover following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. The furlough scheme, which pays up to 80% of salaries to those who cannot work because of Covid-19 restrictions, was scheduled…

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Stamp duty holiday extension welcome news for home-buyers …

March 3rd 2021
 

THE EXTENSION to the stamp duty holiday announced in the Budget today will come as a relief for home-buyers, says a solicitor at a leading legal firm. Jonathan Carroll who is a Director at Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, said the extension of the March 31st deadline for three months would allow transactions currently underway to take place without the worry of paying the additional tax. The Treasury announced last July that…

Publisher granted injunction against its former chief executive

March 3rd 2021
 

A publishing company has been granted a further injunction preventing its former chief executive officer from disclosing sensitive information obtained during his employment. Mark Aspin Director & Head of Dispute Resolution reports. The executive had worked for the publisher until he was dismissed for gross misconduct in 2018. He threatened to bring employment tribunal proceedings, but the case was settled in July 2018. The settlement agreement defined what confidential information…

People making a will urged to include a Lasting Power of Attorney

March 1st 2021
 

People making or renewing their will are being urged to consider arranging a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) at the same time to protect their interests into the future. Megan Wilkinson Solicitor in our Wills, Probate & Inheritance team provides an update. It follows research carried out by the Law Society, which showed there had been an increase in the number of people drawing up a new will during the…

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