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How can you sign your will when you are in social isolation?

The law requires that your will is signed in the presence of two witnesses, who should not be family members, beneficiaries under your will or the spouses or civil partners of beneficiaries. So, when the time comes to sign your will how can you do this if...

Settlement Agreements - Remote Advice Available

Settlement Agreements are a legally binding way to bring to an end an employment relationship and/or to resolve a dispute in the workplace. The aim in using a settlement agreement is to try to avoid both parties ending up in an Employment Tribunal, which can...

How can I access my finances whilst isolating?

If isolation due to the Coronavirus is making it difficult to access your finances you may wish to consider setting up a general power of attorney. Unlike a lasting power of attorney the document can be used straight away and does not need to be registered....

Can I still make a Will during the Coronavirus lockdown?

Often it takes a significant life event such as getting married or the birth of a child to put things into perspective and trigger us to make or update our wills. With the spread of Covid-19 we are living in unprecedented times and are naturally all worried...

Commercial Property and the Coronavirus

The Government announced on Monday that Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of the coronavirus will be protected from eviction if they miss payments in the next three months. No right of re-entry or forfeiture for non-payment of rent...

Employment Law Advice: COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme

The government has announced it will reimburse employers with 80% of wage costs for “furloughed workers”, capped at £2500 per month. Though we await full details and further clarification is needed, here are some points to consider from an...

Family Department Offers Free Telephone Appointments

Rowlinsons Solicitors have extended their free initial family law meetings to telephone consultations in light of the Coronavirus outbreak. The firm has always offered a free face to face appointment, but given the current situation clients now have the...

Free Helpline and Home Working Policy For Employers

To help businesses during this challenging time, Rowlinsons would like to offer a free Homeworking Policy for any employer who does not have one in place.   This is in light of some employees possibly having to work from home, as a precautionary...

Where there's a Will there's a way

The recent story of Barrie Greaves highlighted some interesting points in relation to drafting wills. Mr Greaves, who recently passed away aged 83, had made provision within his will for a gift of £100 to be made to the players of Norwich City...

Should I extend my lease or purchase the freehold of my home now?

Introduction On the 9 January 2020 the Law Commission published the ‘Report on Options to Reduce the Price Payable’. The report focuses on leasehold enfranchisement; the process by which a Leaseholder exercises their statutory right to...
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