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 »

The Future of HR in a Post-Pandemic World

Over the past nine months, working practices have changed radically for many organisations and these changes are likely to have a long-term impact. Working from home requests, mental health issues, and flexibility are set to be key HR themes for the future – but what else should HR consider moving forward? Remote Working The pandemic… Read more »

Mediation: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution which can be a highly effective tool to bring a dispute to a conclusion (saving management time and legal costs). It can be used both before legal proceedings are commenced and at any stage of legal proceedings. Mediation is a voluntary and confidential method of Alternative Dispute… Read more »