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Can UK employers claim the furlough grant while employees are on notice? Clarity is required.

Notice Pay during Furlough Leave The latest Treasury Direction for the furlough scheme, updated on 26 June 2020, could modify the effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. New wording at paragraph 2.2 may be interpreted to suggest that notice pay cannot be claimed through the scheme. With retrospective application, employers require clarification from HMRC […]


Last Cawthra helpline will advise on holiday disasters

Bradford firm Last Cawthra Feather has set up a holiday complaints helpline to cater for the flood of enquiries that occur at the end of each summer. The aim is to give quick advice to holiday makers who believe they have a claim and then send out a questionnaire in order to identify it. Neil […]

In brief: Three new litigators for Lee Crowder

Birmingham firm Lee Crowder has appointed three new solicitors to its litigation department. Employment specialist Richard Whittington has joined the firm as an associate from Hobson Audley in London; insolvency specialist Alias Dass has been recruited from Birmingham firm Herbert Wilkes; and Robert Holland has transferred from Edge & Ellison, also in Birmingham. Head of […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 17/09/96

Andrew Mark Jones, 31, admitted 1989, practising at material times as assistant solicitor with Toller Hales & Colcutt, Northampton, struck off and ordered to pay £548 costs. Allegations substantiated he wrongly drew and used client money. Tribunal told that Jones had misused at least £11,241 from his firm’s client bank account for the benefit of […]

Charles Marquand looks at how regulation 30 aids Crest users.

Charles Marquand is a barrister at 3 New Square. Crest, the paperless securities settlements system, went live on 15 July. The system allows shareholders to transfer shares electronically rather than having to use paper transfer forms and certificates. Parties to a bargain can now send “dematerialised instructions” to the “operator” who, in turn, sends an […]


A hard head and a warm heart

What law practitioners are looking for in a family or matrimonial law barrister is the ability to really cut through to the issue as well as the ability to communicate with the clients. They should be able to create a feeling of confidence and come up with a solution without necessarily having to rely on […]

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