One year On – The COVID-19 Impact on Debt Recovery

Impact on Debt Recovery for businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly had an impact on Debt Recovery and presented businesses and individuals with some challenging situations over the past 12 months. Our Debt Recovery team has remained fully operational throughout and our experts continue to provide both our existing and new clients with the help, advice and guidance to maintain effective… Read more »

Success for Asda Workers in Equal Pay Battle

On 26 March 2021, the Supreme Court (SC) gave its decision in the long running Asda equal pay case, resulting in Asda bosses losing the first stage of their appeal to the Supreme Court in an equal pay claim brought by shop workers. This decision could have far reaching consequences for the retail sector, with… Read more »

Trust Registration Service (TRS) – Deadline Extension

Earlier in the year, we discussed the Trust Registration Service (TRS) and the additional regulations that came into force on 6th October 2020 as a result of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD). Recently, HMRC has announced that a deadline extension for the TRS will be implemented. It will be a requirement to register all… Read more »

Debt Recovery: Applying for a Third-Party Debt Order

If you experience that one of your debtors is refusing to pay a sum of money owed to you, and you have a County Court Judgment (CCJ) or Costs Order in your favour, this means that the Court have formally decided that the debtor owes you that sum of money, which you are entitled to… Read more »

‘Sleep-In’ Shifts: Supreme Court Dismisses Payment Appeal

woman sleeping during sleep-in shifts

In a long-awaited judgement regarding the rules of paying workers for ‘sleep-in’ shifts, it has finally been determined that anyone working a sleep-in shift – where it is expected that they will sleep through the night unless disturbed to deal with an emergency – is not entitled to have those hours count towards their minimum… Read more »

The Law Behind Car Parking – Leases and Rights for Landlords

It is often the case that when renting a property, the landlord will provide or allocate a car parking space to the tenant. The standard provisions in a car parking lease are often a source of dispute between landlords and tenants over whether parking spaces are permanently allocated, or whether they are capable of being… Read more »

How Would a Rise in Capital Gains Tax Affect Residential Properties?

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced in his 2021 Budget that the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rate would be left unchanged. From a property perspective, CGT applies to the profit made on the selling of buy-to-let properties and second homes. The threshold for CGT currently stands at £12,300, and the rate stands at 28% for higher rate… Read more »

What is Parental Alienation?

Child upset with parents arguing in the background - is your child subject to parental alienation?

Separating couples who are unfortunately unable to maintain an amicable relationship may find putting the heartache and hostility aside difficult. Whilst many parents will try to detach themselves from these feelings to facilitate respectful co-parenting for the benefit of a child, there will be others that simply cannot look past the breakdown of the relationship… Read more »

Budget 2021: Business Rates Relief Extended Until March 2022

How does the extension of the business rates relief affect the commerical propert market?

Business rates represent one of the largest costs for businesses occupying commercial properties, many of whom have undoubtedly been acutely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, the Government announced in its Spending Review that it had decided to freeze the business rates multipliers in 2021/2022, with the intention of benefitting and providing… Read more »

Budget 2021: Capital Gains Tax and Divorce

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is payable on the disposal of an asset whether it is sold, gifted or whether you are ordered to transfer it as part of a court order. The “gain” is the difference in the value of the asset when it was acquired and its value when you dispose of it. In… Read more »