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Frustration and Force Majeure – Does COVID-19 operate to discharge the lease of my business premises?

Blog published on: 20th May 2020

In these unprecedented times, many business owners may be wondering if there is any way that they can cancel or get out of their Lease obligations. The Government has imposed […]

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Family Mediation by Zoom – the way forward?

Blog published on: 20th May 2020

Like most mediators I have had to embrace distanced or remote mediations. I have been using Zoom, a video conferencing platform, although there are of course other options such as […]

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My solicitor has gone bust and my file has been transferred to a new firm – what can I do?

Blog published on: 19th May 2020

Like many business, some solicitors’ practices are struggling at the moment financially due to the impact of COVID-19 on their business models. Practices are shutting down or being sold to […]

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To move or to improve? Legal considerations when looking to improve a leasehold property

Blog published on: 15th May 2020

In an uncertain property market many of us are looking to stay put and make what we already have better to add value to the property – whether this be […]

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Property Market Gets The Green Light!

Blog published on: 13th May 2020

Buyers, Sellers, Estate Agents, Solicitors, Mortgage Companies, Surveyors and many more have been waiting since March for the Government to confirm that home moving can begin again. To everyone’s relief […]

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Warehouse injuries – what are my rights?

Blog published on: 13th May 2020

As the Government allows some of us to return to work, I have been reflecting on current dangers, not just those the pandemic has brought, but the dangers around using […]

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I have lost my job and I have no recourse to public funds – what can I do?

Blog published on: 5th May 2020

The impact of the current pandemic is being felt by many, but the prospect of losing your job or not being able to pay your rent will be particularly stressful […]

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I am renting from a private landlord and he has asked me to leave the property – what are my rights?

Blog published on: 4th May 2020

I know that many individuals across the country are extremely worried about the instability of their housing. This was a widespread problem even before the current COVID-19 pandemic, but these […]

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No recourse to public funds in the time of Coronavirus

Blog published on: 4th May 2020

Anyone working in the field of social welfare law will be familiar with the term “no recourse to public funds”. A significant proportion of migrants in the UK who have […]

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My father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  How can I help him manage his affairs?

Blog published on: 1st May 2020

To assist someone with their affairs (whether related to their finances or to health matters), you must hold the legal powers to do so. The route you / your family […]

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