Month: May 2020

Organ Donation Law is changing in England from 20 May 2020

The law relating to organ donation in England changes this week. From 20 May 2020, all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ and tissue donor when they die unless they have recorded a decision not to donate or they are in one of the excluded groups. Excluded groups …

Covid-19 and the Return to Work

Many businesses are now or shortly to be re-opening following the latest guidance from the Government. Whilst the guidelines are there to be followed they do not replace the statutory obligations of an employer nor do they dilute the statutory protections of the employee. Section 100 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 [the ERA] protects …

Dying Matters Awareness Week #DyingToBeHeard

Dying Matters Awareness Week takes place 11 to 17 May. The purpose of the awareness week is to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. This year’s theme is #DyingToBeHeard. Talking about death is never easy, but when someone wants to talk about death it’s important that …

Making decisions: Short-term alternatives to Lasting Powers of Attorney

When someone starts to find it difficult to make or execute decisions themselves, the natural thing to do is to reach for the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). Sadly, many people put off making LPAs – perhaps daunted by the prospect of ‘giving up control’ or because they refuse to contemplate that it may happen …

Holiday accrual during unpaid leave or furlough

There have been many questions arising as a result of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme [CJRS] otherwise known as the Furlough Scheme. Employers and employees alike have been asking whether annual leave accrues during furlough or unpaid leave. On 17 April the CJRS guidance was updated to confirm that employees will continue to accrue annual …

Yes, you can still get a lease extension!

If you are a flat owner, you ought to be aware that your lease only gives you the right to occupy your flat for the term of your lease. As that term decreases, your flat diminishes in value, and a “short lease” can affect the mortgageability and saleability of the flat. One solution to the …

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