Debt Recovery: Applying for a Charging Order

close up on files - tabs with Unpaid written on - debt recovery and charging 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 »

COVID-19 Spring Announcement – Impact on Employment

COVID-19 Spring announcement and the Government Response

On 22nd February 2021, Boris Johnson provided a Spring announcement which included his four-point roadmap out of the UK’s third national lockdown. The Government has also released a 68-page document titled: ‘COVID-19 Response Spring 21’ (“Government Response”). What does this update mean for employers and what impact does it have on employment? Warren Moores discusses…. Read more »

Nightingale and Super Courts Revealed to Tackle COVID-19 Backlog

nightingale courts and super courts used during the pandemic

We’ve seen increasing references to the terms ‘nightingale courts’ and ‘super courts’ recently by business and legal press publications, but what are they and what do they actually mean for those who the courts exist for – the clients and litigants? Response to COVID-19 Impact The current pandemic, and the associated lockdown, has caused a… Read more »

Tim Jordan on Recruiting Staff During a Pandemic

TIm Jordan on Recuiting new staff during a pandemic

Our Director of Conveyancing, Tim Jordan, featured in Today’s conveyancer discussing how SAS Daniels LLP have successfully recruited new staff during this challenging time. Due to the boom in the housing sector fuelled by factors such as the nine-month-long stamp duty holiday, our conveyancing team has been busier than ever. This has resulted in our… Read more »

Gamestop Phenomenon: Could This Happen Again?

gamestop phenomenon - photo showing graph of stocks

Stock markets are notoriously volatile and can be prone to rise and fall sharply based on nothing more than rumours. However, in the past few weeks we have witnessed a new phenomenon in the form of stock market manipulation driven by people on social media forums which could have significant implications in the future. What… Read more »

Protecting Your Business from Review Websites

Business owner looking at negative reviews on review websites

It’s 2021 and, now more than ever, people use online review websites to research companies for all kinds of reasons. Whether it’s before they purchase a product or go for a job interview. Whilst online reviews are a useful way of finding out other people’s honest opinions and experiences with a product, service or company,… Read more »

Tax Returns Deadline Extension Announced by HMRC

HMRC announces tax returns deadline extension

The HMRC have recently announced that  people required to file self-assessment tax returns will not receive a penalty if submitted late, provided that the tax return is filed online by the 28th February 2021. The deadline extension follows the realisation that many people required more time and were struggling to complete their tax returns by… Read more »

Changes to the Statutory Lease Extension Process for Residential Flats

Signing of a lease extension agreement

On the 7th January 2021, the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, announced that under proposed Government reforms, leaseholders (tenants) will be given the right to extend their lease by a maximum term of 990 years at zero ground rent. These proposals come off the back of a Law Commission report in July 2020, which set out… Read more »

Lockdown and Permissive Access for Landowners

Permissive access for landowners

In the past, landowners could use public rights of way to provide ‘permissive access’ over the land for the benefit of local residents to use for walking, cycling or horse riding, for example. This was so that it came within Countryside Stewardship Schemes run by Defra and managed by Natural England. Permissive access provided landowners… Read more »

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Court Proceedings – Which is Better?

arbitration and court proceedings - which one is better?

When faced with a binding arbitration dispute resolution clause within a contract or partnership deed, parties are obliged to refer disputes to arbitration under the Arbitration Act 1996 (‘The Act’). However, even where this is not the case, parties to disputes can agree to refer disputes to arbitration as an alternative to going to court…. Read more »