Article Category: Insight & Opinion

How to Make an Inheritance Claim If Reasonable Provisions Were Not Provided

Losing a loved one is always difficult, whether it was expected or not. That heartache can be compounded even further if their will, or the rules of intestacy, have failed to make ‘reasonable provisions’ for you. Nicola Moulds, Dispute Resolution Associate Solicitor, discusses how you may be able to make an inheritance claim if you… Read more »

5 Considerations for Employers When Reopening for Business

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As lockdown restrictions ease, employers across the country are reopening for business and bringing their employees back to work. But what are the main aspects that employers should consider prior to doing this and what issues might they face? 1. Planning from an Employment Perspective Welfare meetings should be conducted with staff in order to… Read more »

No-Fault Divorce – Ending the Blame Game For Good?

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill (or ‘no-fault divorce bill’) is due to have its second reading in the House of Commons today (8th June 2020). The Family law team at SAS Daniels supports the reform, as we feel the present system creates unnecessary hostility between couples who want to divorce amicably; the no-fault divorce… Read more »

Wills for Business Owners – Why Is It Important?

Vicky Timothy, Senior Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team, outlines the main benefits of Wills for business owners and, also, some of the risks you may wish to avoid if you die intestate (without a Will in place). There are many reasons why business owners should ensure that they have a Will in place…. Read more »

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme – A Way for Small Businesses to Bounce Back?

Boris Johnson recently announced that, as part of the easing of lockdown restrictions, all non-essential shops across England may reopen from 15th June. However, this is subject to meeting the Government guidelines designed to protect shoppers and workers from the risk of infection. The announcement will be welcome news to many business owners, but for… Read more »

Can Employees Take a Second Job During Furlough Leave?

Many of the millions of Britons on furlough leave have opted to take a second job. Some are picking fruit and vegetables to support the British harvest, while others have been taking second jobs in supermarkets. But what are the restrictions to taking a second job whilst on furlough leave? Can My Employees Work Elsewhere During… Read more »

A Roadmap out of Lockdown … and Relationships?

The Government has now revealed the roadmap out of lockdown for the UK and getting the country back to work. For many months to come, life will not be as it was prior to the outbreak and the same principle applies for many spouses. We have read articles in the media about how the Coronavirus… Read more »

Arguing over a Will: The 5 Most Common Reasons

It is a very difficult time when a loved one passes away. This feeling can be worse if the provisions of the Will are unexpected, or if there is conflict between the families over the distribution of the estate, leading to arguing over a Will. There has been a surge over the last few years… Read more »

Legal Rights on Choosing Your Own Care Home

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When choosing your own care home, it is presumed that you should get the final say in a decision that ultimately determines where you will be living. However, this is not always the case; our team explains below. In most cases, you can choose your own care home. The exception is if you are too… Read more »

Is There Such a Thing as ‘Video Conferencing Etiquette’?

Now more than ever, we are finding ourselves using video conference calling to interact with fellow colleagues, clients and customers. Whether your preferred choice of platform is Google Hangout, Zoom, Star Leaf or Skype, there is video conferencing etiquette you should always follow. Simon Bellard, HR Consultant, outlines some useful points to consider prior to… Read more »