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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The Tier 4 Graduate Route

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The Tier 4 Graduate Route was first announced by the Home Office on 11th September 2019. If brought into force in line with information currently available, the route would provide two years of leave to those who are studying on Tier 4 student visas. It would permit employment and self-employment and facilitate the move into other work routes that potentially lead to settlement. Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for general information only…

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New Changes to the Immigration Rules CP 232 due to come into force this month (June 2020)

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A new Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (CP 232) was published on 14 May 2020 which will introduce a number of changes across a range of immigration routes. We explore some of its key aspects. Most, but not all, of the changes covered by the statement come into force in June 2020. Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for general information only and reflects the position in the law at the date…

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Visas extended automatically for NHS doctors, nurses and paramedics

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Disclaimer: The NHS Automatic Visa Extension information in this article is intended for general information only in respect of the automatic visa renewal scheme for doctors, nurses and paramedics 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. The Home Office announced on the 31st…

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Covid-19 fears: Spike in demand for Wills due to coronavirus

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Disclaimer: The information about the increased demand for wills due to coronavirus 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. Demand for wills has surged in the past two weeks because of coronavirus fears. According…

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Coronavirus Crisis: Family Court Publishes Guidance on Compliance with Child Arrangement Orders

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Disclaimer: The coronavirus guidance on compliance with child arrangement orders information in this article is intended for general information only about the impact of Covid-19 on child contact arrangements 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. The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary have today…

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Visa Extension

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Visas extended for those currently unable to return home due to COVID-19 Disclaimer: The Coronavirus Visa Extension 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. The Home Office has announced that visa nationals (i.e….

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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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