Article Category: Insight & Opinion

Will COVID-19 Affect Spousal Maintenance?

The widespread impact of Covid-19 is affecting almost all parts of our lives. Businesses are closing their doors, employee’s hours and salaries have been reduced and redundancies are being made. Many people are now understandably concerned about their income position. With economic uncertainty looming over everyone, this is creating a further worry for those who… Read more »

COVID-19: What Commercial Landlords Need to Know

The unprecedented restrictions imposed to control the spread of COVID-19 have disrupted the businesses carried on by many commercial tenants who are now trying to reduce their overheads, including property outgoings. At SAS Daniels, we have been approached by commercial landlords who are concerned about their rental income. Here are some of the most frequently… Read more »

Medical Treatment – Can It Be Refused by an Advance Decision?

During such an uncertain time, many people have sadly been confronted with the reality of life and death. It has forced people to take action in ensuring their own lives are in order, and many people have begun making Wills among other things including an advance decision. What Is an Advance Decision? A Living Will,… Read more »

Family Courts: Dealing with Urgent Applications and Hearings During Covid-19

Following on from our previous blog relating to domestic violence and in particular occupation orders and non-molestation orders, clients may be wondering whether urgent applications can still be dealt with by the Family courts amidst the covid-19 pandemic. Are the Family Courts Still Open? The family courts remain functioning despite the covid-19 outbreak with court… Read more »

Will Covid-19 Risk Non-Performance Under Contract?

There is no doubt that these are challenging and difficult times for all sectors of the economy in the UK and around the globe. So has the outbreak of Covid-19 put you or your business at risk of non-performance under contract? The government is introducing drastic measures in almost every area from public health and… Read more »

Companies House: Extension Granted for Accounts Filing due to COVID-19

As a result of Covid-19, Companies House has confirmed that companies will be able to apply for an immediate three-month extension period to file their accounts. Businesses were able to apply to make such an extension application from 25th March 2020. There are some exceptions where COVID-19companies have previously applied for an extension to their… Read more »

COVID-19: Isolation and Domestic Violence Concerns

The home is often seen as a place of safety, but the Greater Manchester’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime made a statement today, sadly but not surprisingly, confirming that they are preparing for an increase in serious domestic violence incidents due to the current Covid-19 UK lockdown. It is expected that new incidents of domestic violence… Read more »

Can My Children Stay with Me During Lockdown?

The impact that Coronavirus has undoubtedly had on adults and childrens’ day-to-day lives is indisputable. For families, particularly those who are co-parenting, the impacts could be very tricky. Further to the most recent ‘lockdown’ measures imposed by the Prime Minister,  many parents are asking their family lawyer:  “Which parent will my children stay with during… Read more »

Employment and HR: A Practical Guide to COVID-19

ACAS has released a guidance note providing advice for employers and employees in relation to the current COVID-19 situation. We provide a summary of the advice below. Good Practice It is advisable for employers to implement, amongst other things they consider suitable, the following: keep all staff updated on actions being taken to reduce risks… Read more »

Live-Stream Family Cases by the Court of Appeal

Following in the footsteps of the Supreme Court, which began broadcasting selected civil cases in late 2018, the Court of Appeal is set to live-stream family cases on the judiciary website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter with the first hearing anticipated later this year. The aim of this decision is to promote transparency in the family… Read more »