Is There Such a Thing as ‘Video Conferencing Etiquette’?

Now more than ever, we are finding ourselves using video conference calling to interact with fellow colleagues, clients and customers. Whether your preferred choice of platform is Google Hangout, Zoom, Star Leaf or Skype, there is video conferencing etiquette you should always follow. Simon Bellard, HR Consultant, outlines some useful points to consider prior to… Read more »

Are you at Risk of Wrongful Trading?

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Directors of companies in financial difficulties face a number of issues, including: How to keep the company in business without committing an offence or incurring personal liability; When they must decide to cease trading; and Which insolvency procedure should the company enter should they cease trading. The risk of liability for wrongful trading is one… Read more »

Restrictive Covenants during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increase in the amount of employees who are working from home.  Whilst working from home has many benefits, it can also give rise to legitimate concerns from businesses regarding the need to protect the interests of their business and its confidential trading information. Many employers have policies or contractual… Read more »

Guidelines for Staff Returning to School

With the re-opening of schools proposed to begin from 1st June, school leaders are likely to be presented with queries from staff who are concerned about returning to school and the possible impact on their health and wellbeing. Below is a useful guide to assist you with responding to any staff concerns. Vulnerable Staff Previously,… Read more »

Can I Still Sell My Home during Lockdown?

A fundamental piece of advice for home sellers is: don’t wait until after you find a buyer to instruct a solicitor. With the Coronavirus lockdown in place, this advice stands true now more than ever. Many of our clients have recently asked: can I still sell my home during lockdown? Our Director of Conveyancing Operations,… Read more »

What’s the Best Approach If Debtors Cannot Pay What They Owe You?

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What is the best approach if your debtors cannot pay what they owe you? The short answer: honestly, ‘it depends’. Countless businesses are facing legitimate difficulties through no fault of their own. Yours may be one of them, not just because it has shut its doors or lost business due to social distancing, but because… Read more »

The Good Work Plan

Most employers will have more pressing matters to deal with at the moment – however it is important that organisations don’t let the implementation of the Government’s Good Work Plan on 6 April 2020 pass them by. The Good Work Plan was labelled as the biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years. Below… Read more »

5 Reasons to Make a Will

Making a Will can be one of those things that you easily put off, however, it’s a really important document to ensure that your estate is dealt with as you would wish and your loved ones are protected after you die. Below are five reasons why a Will should be made or reviewed: 1. Division… Read more »