Coronavirus Q&A: Latest Advice for Employers

In line with the latest government advice, specialist employment solicitor at Farnworth Rose Steve Gee answers the questions currently facing employers. Can you force an employee to take furlough leave? Yes, provided the employee has a lay off clause within their contract of employment. Nevertheless, the employer should in all cases obtain the employee’s written consent…

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COVID-19: How will it affect conveyancing transactions?

At Farnworth Rose, we have received a number of questions from clients on the potential impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on residential conveyancing transactions. With stay at home measures now introduced, the Government has provided guidance on how the home moving process will be affected In this article, our residential conveyancing experts provide advice on…

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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. Tenants will still be liable for any rent due, increasing the likelihood of requests for rent reduction, suspension or payment plans. Both landlords and…

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How will coronavirus affect child arrangements for separated parents?

Separated parents will often seek to provide certainty as to when a non-resident parent can spend time with children. Whether this is achieved by informal agreement or by a Child Arrangements Order, it is important for parents that follow these arrangements closely. However, the spread of COVID-19 has left many questioning how this will affect…

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Will Signing During Isolation

At Farnworth Rose, we take a look at the options available for Will signing whilst in isolation as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. Section 9 of the Wills Act 1837 states that no will is valid unless: It is in writing, and signed by the testator, or by some other person in his presence…

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