Covid-19 Force Majeure – knowing where you stand in uncertain times

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The Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented lockdowns in both the UK and internationally have seen a rapid increase in queries relating to force majeure clauses. This article summarises the main legal principles and practical considerations. Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for general information only and reflects the position in the law at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated or relied upon as such….

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What to do when there are issues with serving a divorce petition

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Divorce: issues with service of the petition You have served a divorce petition and a sealed copy has been sent to your spouse with an acknowledgement of service form to return. Your spouse ignores the petition and fails to return the acknowledgement. What can you do about this issue? Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for general information only and reflects the position in the law at the date of publication. It does…

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: key details

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: The Headlines Disclaimer: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme information in this article is intended for general information only and reflects the position in the law at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated or relied upon as such. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. On the 20th March 2020 the Chancellor announced the introduction of a ‘Job…

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Covid-19 Coronavirus: Guidance for Employers

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In case coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads more widely in the UK, we offer the following Coronavirus Guidance for Employers. Employers should consider taking some simple steps to help protect the health and safety of staff, whilst at the same time ensuring to help protect themselves from potential legal action. Good practice for employers It’s good practice for employers to: keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce risks of exposure in the workplace make sure…

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Covid-19 Coronavirus: Guidance for Employees

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People across the UK may soon find themselves out of office for lengthy periods of time, whether they like it or not. This article is intended to provide Coronavirus Guidance for Employees. It has been estimated that one fifth of the UK’s workforce could be absent during the weeks when the coronavirus is at its peak while millions more will find themselves working from home or even without anywhere to work. With the disruption to the…

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Inheritance Tax Change Q&A

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Inheritance tax changes now offer the ability to shelter up to £1million Two years ago the government introduced a major inheritance tax change, the  Residence Nil-Rate Band (RNRB) on top of the basic IHT allowance of £325,000. The main aim of the RNRB is to make it easier for individuals to pass on their family home without incurring inheritance tax. To find out more about the RNRB and how it may be of benefit, we…

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New Commercial Property Department

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New Commercial Property Department We are pleased to announce the establishment of a new Commercial Property department here at Arlingsworth. After a recent rise in calls made to Arlingsworth’s expert commercial team seeking advice over both residential and property services, the announcement of our newly established Commercial Property department was a simple formality. Over the past few weeks our department have also dealt with clients who have come to us for advice involving residential property…

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Family Law Department Reviews Continuing to Excel

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Family Law Department Reviews Continuing to Excel Here at Arlingsworth, we are proud to specialise in a variety of areas, and recently our Family Law department have been successful in some very challenging and important child custody cases heard in the Family Courts, and this has also been borne out in our Family Law Department Reviews. Being voted in the top 175 solicitors in the UK, by the Sunday Times, has led to increasing demand for…

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Irene Clennell Case – Could she successfully gain ILR?

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The Irene Clennell Case Today, our immigration team at Arlingsworth have written a blog detailing the law around the controversial and recent Irene Clennell case. Despite Mrs Clennell not being awarded indefinite leave to remain, our team have dealt with many similar cases often being successful, and we hope this blog will provide some guidance for any who are interested in the case, or who are in a similar position to Irene. Facts about the…

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Contentious Probate at Arlingsworth

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At Arlingsworth, we realise how sensitive inheritance disputes can be and know how important it is to have probate solicitors who offer a prompt and sympathetic service, during what can be a very distressing time for clients. With the absolute service we provide, you will feel reassured that our solicitors are the right ones for you. Our experts have experience and are accomplished in many areas of contentious probate. These include: Inheritance Act claims; Disputed…

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