Video Consultations and Meetings

In order to conduct video consultations and meetings with our teams, please find below the following guides for how to join meetings through our video conferencing platform, Starleaf. Once a meeting has been arranged with a solicitor, you will receive email instructions on how to join using different methods including a meeting ID. The below… Read more »

Changes to Registering a Death

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is hard enough, but in the current crisis where families may have to self isolate or are unable to leave their homes due to Covid-19-related sickness absence, it may become impossible to comply with the usual requirements for registering a death. Following a death, it is still… Read more »

FAQ: Making a Will While Self-Isolating

The Telegraph recently reported that there has been a 30% increase in the number of people enquiring about Wills and Powers of Attorney since the Coronavirus outbreak as individuals look to put their affairs in order. In light of the Government’s restrictions on social-distancing, you may be wondering how you can make a Will during… Read more »

Specialist Support for Blue Light Card Members

SAS Daniels LLP are proud to support our NHS, emergency services and armed forces during this difficult time. We are now offering discounted services and out of hours consultations by video and/or telephone to all Blue Light Card members. Find out more about the offers available and how to get in touch below. Services Offered… Read more »

Should Employees Attend Work?

Recently, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced, amongst other things, that: “Travelling to and from work [is permitted], but only where it is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home”. Unfortunately, this was fairly ambiguous. What does “absolutely necessary” mean. Is he referring to the travel being necessary or the work? Many news sites quickly… Read more »

Variation of Terms and Conditions

COVID-19 has put the nation in a spin and with the current introduction of strong Government advice to stay at home, this has left some employers with considerable decisions to make with regards to employees being able to continue to work in these testing times, not to mention the financial impact this virus is having… Read more »

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

When is Statutory Sick Pay Payable? To qualify for SSP, an individual must be absent from work due to incapacity. Ordinarily, SSP is payable from the fourth day of absence. However, emergency legislation has been introduced to make SSP payable from day one if individuals are absent from work due to Coronavirus. The Government has… Read more »

Redundancies

During the current COVID-19 situation, many employers will be looking to designate employees as “Furloughed Workers”, sending them home and claiming 80% of their pay from the Government Fund. This should be done with employee agreement as this is a contractual change, however it is likely that the majority of employees would agree as this… Read more »

Working from Home

It has been a while now since the Prime Minister recommended that employers look at flexible options so that employees could self-isolate or socially distance themselves. One of the most popular options suggested has been working from home, where possible. The advantage is that employees can avoid other commuters and reduce transmission of the virus… Read more »

Furlough Leave – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Watch our video explaining more about the Furlough Leave scheme. What Is the Current Position? The Government has put forward measures to help businesses ride out the economic crisis created by Covid-19. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is an important part of the Government’s plan to support employers whose operations have been severely affected by… Read more »