Business bodies urge chancellor to ‘go further’ with new furlough scheme

Businesses in the hospitality sector have said Rishi Sunak’s support package “must go further” to avoid wide-scale job losses, after the chancellor today unveiled a new furlough scheme for businesses facing local lockdowns.Sunak today said the government will...

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Hollywood custody battle for their children

Set to be one of the most expensive and drawn-out custody battles in Hollywood history, warring exes Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are pulling out all the stops in the hearing to decide access rights for five of their six children.Brad, 56, is calling a massive...

The rise of 'broken plan' living: how to divide and zone your home for office, study and …

They’re calling it “broken plan”. With more of us now working from home, possibly for the long term, households want personal space for office, study and leisure — so Londoners are carving up their old open-plan homes into personal hubs. “Dividing and zoning...

Meghan Markle’s litigation against Mail on Sunday confirms she will not stop – Entertainment Overdos…

Ads Being an actor must be a tough gig. Constant rejection, long hours and only the remotest of chances that your star will shine brighter than any of the other of the tens of thousands of wannabes who flock to Los Angeles in a bid to make it. Meghan Markle...

Sunak’s lifeline for small businesses is welcome but insufficient

The writer is national chairman of the Federation of Small BusinessesThe worst UK recession since records began. Up to 1m job losses forecast by the end of the year. Speculation about negative interest rates.The macro analysis of the UK’s economic predicament...

Employment Litigation: 3 Instances Where A Company Should Explore Mediation – Mediate.com

Introduction When faced with threatened or filed litigation by current or former employees, many companies never consider alternatives to expensive protracted litigation.  Instead, companies insist that they will never settle and will litigate for as long as...

How could redundancy impact my divorce settlement?

PUBLISHED: 10:30 26 September 2020 Sophie Stainthorpe There are many financial factors which would be taken into account if someone was made redundant during a divorce, and it's advisable to seek independent legal advice in this situation Picture: Getty...

Employment Litigation: 3 Instances Where A Company Should Explore Mediation

Introduction When faced with threatened or filed litigation by current or former employees, many companies never consider alternatives to expensive protracted litigation.  Instead, companies insist that they will never settle and will litigate for as long as...

UK govt unveils new job support scheme, but warns it ‘cannot save every business’

Britain’s Finance Minister Rishi Sunak has announced a new jobs support program to help firms employ people on shorter hours amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the current furlough scheme ending this month. “The government will directly support the wages of...

How To Shake Off The ‘Supposed To’ And Move Confidently Forward After Your Divorce – Scary Mommy

sorbetto/GettyAs a divorce coach, I’ve been hearing this one thing a lot from clients of mine who are trying to move the hell on… “It wasn’t supposed to be like this.” “We were supposed to grow old together.” “I was supposed to retire in a few years, but now I...

HMRC to receive powers to enforce disclosure of assets

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will be given new powers that will allow it to force financial institutions to provide information about people’s assets.The firms will be required to pass on customer information if served with a “financial institution notice”...

Phillip Schofield will share £9million fortune with wife in amicable divorce to avoid bitter split l…

THE irony wasn’t lost on anybody – just as Phillip Schofield came out, the rest of the world went back in. Seven months after he publicly announced he was gay, any hopes that the This Morning host had of enjoying his new-found freedom were shattered, thanks to...

Delays in cases coming to court are 'corrosive', director of public prosecutions Max Hill …

Delays in cases coming to court are 'corrosive' as they force victims to wait for justice, director of public prosecutions Max Hill warnsMax Hill said remote hearings should take place to tackle the growing backlog Courts in England and Wales are grappling with...

London coronavirus cases surge threatens to see 10pm curfew and local lockdowns brought in

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates A surge of Covid-19 in London has been confirmed – putting the capital city on track for curbs on socialising and nights out in around a fortnight. The number of cases per...

‘Another lockdown would be disastrous for our business’

Image copyright Arc Inspirations Image caption Martin Wolstencroft says restaurants have no idea how to plan for Christmas A resurgence of coronavirus has led the government to impose new restrictions on millions of people across the UK.For many restaurants,...

Reddit Is Exploding With People Revealing the Moments They Knew Divorce Was Coming

© Provided by Fatherly Redditor u/wimpyhunter asked a perfect r/AskReddit question, one guaranteed to elicit strong, varied reactions that are as entertaining as anything on the internet: “Divorcees of Reddit, when did you know your marriage was over?” The post...

Divorce searches surge as Covid-19 puts an 'enormous strain' on relationships – iNews

The coronavirus pandemic has put an “enormous strain” on relationships, as family lawyers predict a “post-lockdown divorce boom”, according to Citizens Advice.Divorce guidance searches have increased since April, following a reduction in visits due to lockdown,...

Fewer people considered divorce during lockdown but there are hotspots

Online searches for divorce-related terms fell dramatically during lockdown - with a 55 per cent drop in people searching for how to file for a divorce in the UK between March and July this year. Analysis by legal experts Beecham Peacock has looked out divorce...

'Divorce boom' forecast as lockdown sees advice queries rise

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A law firm says it expects a post-lockdown "divorce boom" due to stresses on couples during the pandemic The coronavirus pandemic is creating an "enormous strain" on relationships, an advice charity has warned, with...

Rishi Sunak eyes tax breaks for businesses

Rishi Sunak is mulling over multi-billion pound tax cuts for UK businesses that invest in property, plant and equipment in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.The plans involve giving companies tax breaks on capital investments, such as machinery, in an attempt...

Crown court backlog increased by more than 7,000 in first stage of coronavirus pandemic

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates The backlog of crown court cases increased by more than 7,000 during the first five months of the coronavirus pandemic, new figures have revealed. According to data up to...

Joe Swash says court case with his ex over their son was 'best money he ever spent'

Joe Swash has opened up about a court battle with his ex over their son - describing it as the "best money I've ever spent." The EastEnders and I'm A Celeb star dated Emma Sophocleous between 2005 and 2008, and the two were even set to tie the knot. But they...

How to Keep Good Boundaries with Your Ex after Divorce

What are boundaries? Dr. Henry Cloud, an author of the book Boundaries, says, “Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where I end and someone else begins, leading me to a sense of ownership. Knowing what I am to own...

55 Things I’ve Learned About Life and Love After Divorce

Today I am 55 years old. Yep, double nickels. Not sure how that even happened. I feel so much younger than 55! The thing is, as I reflect on the past year, there have been wonderful, amazing days and weeks, but I’ve had some real challenges this year, as well,...

US divorce rates skyrocket amid COVID-19 pandemic

US divorce rates spike amid the coronavirus pandemic The U.S. has seen a sharp rise in the number of couples interested in, or filing for divorce since the coronavirus outbreak began in March. According to a new report, the combination of stress, unemployment,...

Four-fifths of Londoners want to get back to the office

More than four-fifths of Londoners want to get back to working from the office, the highest such proportion in the UK, City A.M. can reveal. According to new statistics from IT provider Atlas Cloud, residents of the capital are the keenest in the country to get...

Significant Legal Win for “David” Canadian Corp in London Court – Litigation Finance Journal

Global Energy Horizons Corp (GEHC) an alternative energy corporation headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada has won a significant Judgment against The Winros Partnership (formerly Rosenblatt Solicitors) a City of London based law...

Downing Street refuses to call for Londoners to go back to work

Downing Street has refused to call for more people to return to their offices, despite increasing fears that decreased foot traffic in central London will cripple the economy. The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said today that it was up to individual...

UK Court Litigation: potential procedural pitfalls – service of proceedings and the importance of ge…

The service of court proceedings on defendants continues to be a breeding ground for disputes. It is crucial that the proceedings (i.e. the claim form and the particulars of claim) are brought to the attention of the defendants in a particular way and within a...

London calling: Why it's time to bring life back to our city's streets

Despite a tentative easing of the national lockdown, the lingering economic and social consequences of this policy are frighteningly obvious to anyone venturing into central London.While social life and economic activity has, to a large extent, returned to the...

COVID-19 – is a new world of litigation emerging? – Lexology

COVID-19 has turned our day-to-day lives upside down, as we have all had to adapt to a 'new normal', and the world of litigation has been no different. From virtual court hearings, to electronic intimation, we have witnessed a move away from some of the...

One in three UK firms 'expect to make redundancies'

Image copyright Getty Images One in three UK employers expect to make staff redundant between July and September, a survey suggests.The research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and recruiter Adecco shows a 50% jump in the number...

Hotels and High Street to suffer more coronavirus job losses

Intercontinental Hotels and Mike Ashley's Frasers Group expected to be latest firms to warn of job losses as Britain reels from fallout of coronavirusThe UK has haemorrhaged more than 134,000 jobs since March The pandemic is also hammering restaurants, with...

Coronavirus: Millions for small business 'sitting in council accounts'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than £12.3bn was given to local authorities to pass on to eligible small businesses across England Emergency coronavirus funding for firms will go back to the Treasury at the end of the month if it is not claimed,...

‘One of the most difficult decisions’: UK won't renew furlough program beyond October despite w…

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said a popular program to support furloughed workers amid the Covid-19 outbreak cannot last indefinitely. The opposition warned that many people will lose their livelihoods unless it is extended. Under the program, which launched...

A Cautionary Tale: Employee Misconduct Creates Employer Liability – Litigation, Mediation & Arbi…

Canada: A Cautionary Tale: Employee Misconduct Creates Employer Liability 07 August 2020 Siskinds LLP To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on Mondaq.com. Consider this scenario: An employee steals co-workers' personal information and...

Group claims law changes litigation landscape in Scotland – Out-Law.com

This new approach is likely to be particularly attractive to individuals with lower value claims who might otherwise consider it too costly to litigate on their own. Potential litigants will now be able to join a group proceedings case in the Court of Session...

INSIGHT: Clients Need Help Managing Contractual Relationships During Covid-19 – Bloomberg Law

It’s become an industry consensus that disruptions of Covid-19 will cause numerous contract disputes. Law firms have put up Covid resource webpages demonstrating their expertise on contract matters; litigation funders are seeing a surge in funding applications...

John Lewis store closures: A full list of UK shops closing across the country

When a John Lewis store opens in a town, it’s typically to great fanfare. When one closes, it can leave a dent in a High Street or retail park. The department store retailer is often an “anchor tenant” in a development, meaning landlords expect it to draw...

Litigation During Lockdown: 5 Tips for Winning a Personal Injury Claim – Legal Reader

Lockdown during COVID-19 should not affect your right to claim for the personal injury compensation you deserve. Circumstances have changed, but your legal rights have not. If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault and you want to make a...

Cheating husband who sabotaged wife’s parachute in murder bid refuses to give her divorce from behin…

A CHEATING husband who tampered with his wife's parachute in an attempt to kill her is refusing to give her a divorce from behind bars. Victoria Cilliers, who was at the centre of one of the country's most shocking murder plots, said her husband begged her to...

Insurers wait on business interruption claims as test case starts in the High Court – The Global Leg…

Shutterstock The Rolls Building, Royal Courts of Justice, London An eagerly anticipated test case on coronavirus-related litigation starts in London this week Test case litigation for business-related Covid-19 insurance claims that could pave the way to...

'Not just about the professionals': Buckland defends extended court hours

The government is not trying to permanently change the way the courts work by extending operating hours to clear the backlog, the lord chancellor has said. Robert Buckland and HM Courts & Tribunals Service chief Susan Acland-Hood were questioned about the...

'It's devastating news' – the businesses still unable to reopen

Image copyright Janice Dunphy Image caption Janice Dunphy, owner of the Web Adventure Park indoor play centre As the nation gradually unlocks, nightclubs and soft play centres still don't know when it will be their turn to reopen."On Friday there was the...

Call for Chancellor to help self-employed excluded by £50k cap

Approximately 230,000 of Britain's self-employed continue to be excluded from any Government support because they have had trading profits of £50,000 or more in the last three years.Campaigners are calling on the Chancellor to step in and remove their exclusion...

A “major overhaul” of family courts to protect domestic abuse victims… or a re-branding exercise?

Home > ArticlesHannah Gomersall, barrister, and Srishti Suresh, pupil barrister, both of Coram Chambers, review the government’s proposed changes to the family courts in response to the experiences of domestic abuse victims.  Hannah Gomersall, barrister, and...

Five tips to becoming your own boss in coronavirus-era

With many people losing their jobs or in furlough limbo due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's tough to know what's around the corner.For some, it may be an opportunity to go it alone in business, using expertise, experience and contacts garnered over the years....