In English law there isn’t a statutory legal definition of ‘furlough leave’. However, the general understanding is that it refers to situation in which a temporary drop in business happens because of an unusual or extraordinary situation which impacts on the economy and commercial environment as a whole. Furlough leave is an option that employers can consider where staff would otherwise be made redundant.
All our employees are now working from home and we have a range of communication methods set up for us to have client meetings without meeting in person. We can do this on the phone or via video conferencing facilities such as Skype, Zoom etc.
Once we’ve discussed with you how you want your Will drawn up, we draw up a draft document which we will email to you, for you to review. Once you’re happy with it, you can print it out for signature on your own printer. If you don’t have a printer, please let us know and we will find a way to help!
Redundancy is a type of dismissal which usually applies in the following situations:
A cohabitation agreement is a legal document that describes what would happen if you ever separated. The agreement makes sorting these issues out much more straightforward. It can cover practical issues such as:
If you want to get a cohabitation agreement, talk to one of our friendly family law solicitors.
TOLATA is the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA). The Courts have the power to resolve property and land ownership disputes through this Act. A family law solicitor can help you make a property claim, or represent you if your partner makes a claim against you. You can settle claims outside of Court.
Adoption is the legal process through which parental responsibility for a child is transferred to an adoptive parent. The adoptive parents take on all parental rights and responsibilities for the child, such as where they live, the schools they attend and medical matters. When a child is adopted, the biological parents give up their parental responsibility for the child.
There are two routes to adopting a child within the UK:
The first step in the adoption process is to contact the adoption agency and provide them with any information they require. Next, the agency will arrange to meet you to assess your suitability. If you are successful at this stage, and want to move forward, the agency will send you an application form.
You may be eligible to adopt a child if you:
• Are over the age of 21
• Have lived in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man for at least 12 months
• Meet the local authority’s selection criteria.
You need to prove that you can meet the needs of the child. There's no universal set of adoption requirements, but there are steps prospective adoptive parents can take to demonstrate your suitability.
Collaborative divorce is when a divorcing couple use a divorce solicitor who specialises in collaborative law. It is an alternative to going to court, and couples who choose collaborative divorce make a commitment not to go to court.