School Closure and Dependants’ Leave Guidance

With the news that schools are closing, this has caused concern for both employees and employers with regard to how they will need to deal with childcare and possible extended period of absence. We’ve outlined some information on dependants’ leave and what options are available. Dependants’ Leave Currently, where there has been an unexpected disruption,… Read more »

Wills, Trusts and Probates

Amidst a difficult time, the health and safety of our clients and staff are our priority. We are conscious that it’s not always going to be possible to hold face to face meetings and have therefore introduced advanced technology in order to minimise the risks and avoid unnecessary travel or contact with others. Our Wills,… Read more »

Commercial Property

The outbreak of COVID-19 raises important questions for those buying or leasing a commercial property or are involved in a large construction project. Our Commercial Property team recognises that doing business, including negotiating terms, has become far more challenging, but our lawyers are here to help keep your property project on track. SAS Daniels will… Read more »

Corporate and Commercial

No matter what industry, there is no doubt that businesses in the UK are facing a challenging time ahead. SAS Daniels’ Corporate and Commercial lawyers understand the importance of adapting commercial activities to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep your business operations running. Our team of experts possess strong business acumen to help guide… Read more »

Dispute Resolution and Debt Recovery

At SAS Daniels, we understand that businesses and individuals are unpredictable at the best of times. COVID-19 has made running a business very challenging due to the frequently changing measures and uncertain trading conditions, so the potential for future contractual disputes is high. Although our lawyers are unable to connect with clients in person, there… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions

Is an Employee Entitled to Sick Pay When Self-isolating? If they are self-isolating in accordance with medical advice, i.e. by receiving a written notice from their GP or as a result of calling 111, they are entitled to sick pay as per their contract of employment. If their contract does not contain any enhanced level… Read more »

Lay-offs and Short-time Working

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 »

Support Through COVID-19

Businesses in all industries are currently facing an incredibly challenging time. SAS Daniels LLP are here to support you through these uncertain conditions with advice and guidance from our experts. How Can SAS Daniels Help Support You Through COVID-19? If you have closed down your business indefinitely due to the pandemic, we can discuss the… Read more »

Employment Law

As strict measures for individuals, businesses and educational establishments in the UK are now in place, and government tries to minimise the spread of the new coronavirus strain, known as COVID-19, many employers are looking for guidance and best practice advice to follow. As a business owner, whether you are forced to close or adapting… Read more »

Anna Barnes

Anna Barnes, Head of Dispute Resolution

I qualified as a solicitor specialising in Commercial Litigation in 2002 and worked at several Manchester city centre firms before joining SAS Daniels LLP in August 2016 as an Associate Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team. I now continue to work in this area of law across as a Partner at SAS Daniels and Head… Read more »