News, Articles & Events: May 2020
Capital gains tax liability when selling a property: What’s changed? With the UK-wide coronavirus lockdown taking effect in March, the usual tax changes scheduled for the start of April may have slipped under the radar. As the property market in England starts to pick up, below we remind you of the capital gains tax (CGT) […]
The uncertainty caused by COVID-19 has left many of us thinking about our affairs. This firm’s family wealth team has recently seen an increase in demand for Wills. As a result, we have received an increased number of queries relating to Wills. This article highlights some of the most common misconceptions about Wills, and outlines […]
Freeths LLP, Working to Wellbeing and Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to our HR Matters webinar, managing the health & well-being of your employees during these unprecedented times. This webinar will be led by: Nicola Suckley, a Chartered Occupational Health Physiotherapist and Dr Julie Denning, a Chartered Health Psychologist at […]
Due to the Coronavirus global pandemic outbreak, this month has seen the introduction of temporary permitted development rights, facilitating the Governments response to the outbreak by negating the need to apply for planning permission for the change of use to field hospitals. For specific planning news in relation to the outbreak, please see our Coronavirus […]
Last updated: 11:50, 6th October 2020 Managing your contracts so as to best protect your business is always an important consideration, but even more so in the context of the Coronavirus pandemic and the difficult conditions businesses find themselves operating in. This can include measures such as carrying out due diligence on contracting parties to […]
The recent case of Wickes Building Supplies Ltd v Blair 2019 raised the issue of attempting to rely on evidence not previously adduced within the relevant period set out in the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury (Employers’ Liability and Public Liability) Claims. In this case, the claimant (Blair), had brought a claim against […]
Please join our HR team for a webinar series focussing on the HR and legal issues which can arise when considering and implementing redundancies and business restructuring. The prospect of redundancies can be daunting for all involved. Throughout this series we will discuss not only the correct procedures to follow if redundancies are unavoidable, but also the steps […]
Last updated 16:30pm , 1 July 2020 On Sunday 10 May 2020 the Government announced its three stage plan to start easing the COVID-19 lockdown in England, with a detailed paper being published on 11 May 2020. As part of stage 1 of the plans, the Government is actively encouraging those who are unable to […]
Employee Engagement In our first session Christopher Sing and Freddie Guilmard will look at how to maintain staff engagement with furloughed staff during their absence and managing their return to the workplace. With social distancing measures likely to continue employers will need staff to work more flexibly for some time to come. Details Date: Wednesday […]
In the current climate it is a relief that so many of us can work remotely and an unexpected benefit is that we are adopting technologies that we hadn’t quite fully embraced before. The focus of our next In-House Lawyers event will be to hold a virtual roundtable discussion. We will look at how we […]
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