30/04/2020
During these unprecedented times, unfortunately, many people are finding themselves either being ‘Furloughed’ by their employer or losing their job altogether. Suddenly, many families have been thrown into financial uncertainty with little guidance on how to manage or cope. So, what if you have reached an informal agreement with your…

29/04/2020
The property industry is just one of the sectors that has seen an immediate drop in the numbers of client referrals, completions and initiation of general sale and purchase instructions.  The Residential Property team experienced a noticeable reduction in the number of new client calls pretty much from day one…

28/04/2020
Since the official lockdown began in the UK on 23rd March 2020, there has been a huge surge in the number of domestic abuse cases. Due to the restrictions currently in place, many victims are being forced to spend most, if not all, of their day with their abuser. Under…

21/04/2020
April Since 1992, April has been marked “National Stress Awareness Month”. According to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), in 2018/19 over 600,000 people in the UK reported experiencing work-related stress, depression or anxiety. This amounts to 44% of all work-related illness. It is therefore important that an employer takes…

20/04/2020
The Phoenix Problem  Before the introduction of the phoenix rule, there were a number of situations where some directors deliberately operated a business with no intention to pay the debts. The business (“company A”) would then be closed by liquidation but then carried on under a new company (“company B”…

15/04/2020
Or has your contract for an event become impossible to perform as a result of the Government guidelines to stop gatherings of more than 2 individuals?  As the whole world and us here in the UK are taking action to get this pandemic under control and halt the Covid19 from…

14/04/2020
The execution of Wills has remained the same for nearly two hundred years but with technology shaping the way we deal with most aspects of our lives, is now the time for change? Many people are having difficulties in signing their Wills due to the imposed social distancing rules. Whilst…

08/04/2020
With government lockdowns, social distancing and coronavirus chaos, even the basic menial freedoms we take for granted, such a stroll in the park, can be a challenge.  In this article Spencer Laymond sets out some of the challenges when it comes to signing contracts.  I have often said, everything a…

03/04/2020
Recently, @RishiSunak announced a world-leading scheme to support the UK’s self-employed individuals affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Direct Cash Grants The self-employed will be eligible (subject to satisfying criteria) for a direct cash grant of 80% of their average monthly trading profits over the last 3 years, up to £2,500…

27/03/2020
In a statement which marked the start of a nationwide lockdown, PM Boris Johnson urged: “now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel. We need people to start working from home where they possibly can. And you should avoid pubs…

27/03/2020
The coronavirus is forcing business owners and entrepreneurs to make changes to their business, sometimes with significant consequences, and at the heart lies a contract.  A successful business owner needs numerous skills, and more than ever, understanding some esoteric legal concepts is fast becoming one of them.  I often say…

27/03/2020
The coronavirus is a worldwide emergency affecting virtually every person and every business.  In order to protect and save thousands of lives, governments across the world are shutting down non-essential businesses and imposing various forms of social distancing measures and lockdowns on the free movement of people.  It is hard…

23/03/2020
Safety first  During these unprecedented times, we wish everyone well and safe. Our thoughts are with those who have already been negatively affected by the coronavirus whether with your family situation, your employment or business situation or otherwise.  The priority for Curwens is the safety of our staff and clients…

14/02/2020
With the romance of Valentine’s Day and this year being a leap year, let’s talk again about the practical aspects of our relationships. With the unavoidable increase in divorce and separation rates, it means that more of us who are getting married or moving in together are not “first timers“. Not…

14/02/2020
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Inheritance and Intergenerational Fairness (which was set up in order to encourage discussions around the work that the Office of Tax Simplification has been doing on reviewing inheritance tax (IHT) has issued a report containing radical recommendations to reform IHT. Its key recommendations include…

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