Anna Barnes Discusses the Effect of COVID-19 on Business Disputes

Our Head of Commercial Litigation and Partner, Anna Barnes, was approached by Accountacy Today recently to provide her insights on the effect of COVID-19 on business disputes. To find out more, you can read the full article here. If you have any questions or require further information about dispute resolution, please do not hesitate to… Read more »

How to Avoid Unfair Dismissal Claims from Employees

In a perfect example of how not to handle high levels of sickness absence, a worker who was absent for 808 shifts over a 20-year career – costing the company an estimated £95,850 in sick pay – has won tribunal claims of unfair dismissal against his former employer. The key issue here is, not that… Read more »

Caroline Flack: What Happens if You Die Without a Will?

Last will and testament document - what happens if you die without a Will?

Caroline Flack, TV presenter, very sadly took her own life in February 2020. Newspapers estimated that her estate was worth around £2 million but, after debts, the value was £827,000. Caroline had passed away unexpectedly without a Will having been made and therefore, by law, her estate is to be administered in accordance with the… Read more »

Commercial Landlords: Pursuing Rent Arrears During a Pandemic

calendar with rent due sticker - how can commercial landlords pursue rent arrears?

2021 is well underway and landlords are still facing challenges with their commercial tenants due to the impact of the pandemic – the most common problem being tenants not paying their rent. Currently, there is a moratorium on forfeiture of commercial leases for non-payment of rent. This also applies to all payments to be made… Read more »

Katie Hodson Discusses New Ways of Working in 2021

SAS Live event episode 4 on new ways of working and HR trends

Our Head of Employment and Partner, Katie Hodson, recently shared her expertise and insights on HR trends in 2021 with business publication, Business Express. You can read the full article here. Meanwhile, Employment specialists at SAS Daniels LLP including Katie Hodson and Charlie Wood will be holding an informative virtual event on Tuesday 26th January… Read more »

Divorce: How To Protect Your Inheritance

Protect your inheritance

During divorce proceedings, the court will divide marital assets, such as property acquired during the marriage, equally between both parties to reach a financial settlement. However, should the marital assets not be sufficient for the needs of both parties, the court may consider non-marital assets such as inheritance. So, what do you need to know… Read more »

Making a Will: One of Your New Year Resolutions?

New Year resolutions book - is making a Will on yours?

Traditionally, the New Year brings an opportunity for people to make new resolutions to live better and be more proactive. These may involve participating in “dry January” and “veganuary”. People may also decide to quit smoking, lose weight, join a gym or simply de-clutter the house. But what about promising to make or update your… Read more »

UK Lockdown: What Should Employers be Aware of?

“You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.”  This is the opening sentence from the official Government guidance on the new UK lockdown. On Monday 5th January it was announced that the UK would yet again be… Read more »

6 Steps to Dealing with Misconduct in the Workplace

In this blog, Katie Hodson, Partner and Head of Employment, outlines six steps that employers can take to effectively deal with misconduct in the workplace. As we know, businesses have had to make a lot of changes due to Covid-19, including varying working practices, putting social distancing measures into place along with introducing more stringent… Read more »

Tighter Timescales for Submitting a Furlough Claim

Much tighter timescales for submitting a furlough claim with HMRC have been announced. In short, the claim has to be submitted within two weeks of the end of the previous calendar month unless there is a reasonable excuse for failing to make a claim in time. Between the dates of 1 July 2020-31 October 2020,… Read more »