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  • Ban on evictions and notice periods extended

    Landlords are reminded that the courts have a further 4 week ban on eviction hearings (the latest update runs from 21 August 2020 until 20 September) which means no renters…

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    Posted on 11 September, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Government announces independent review of judicial review

    The government announced at the end of July that it intended to carry out an independent review of judicial review - with the terms set out here. It is clear that one of the…

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    Posted on 11 September, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Furlough Scheme - reminder

    As we reported back in July, September is the first stage of the Chancellor winding down the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) with the scheme coming to an end in October.…

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    Posted on 11 September, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Updated ACAS guidance on managing redundancies

    ACAS reports that they have received an increase of more than 160% over June and July 2020 compared to the same period of 2019 in relation to guidance and advice in handling…

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    Posted on 11 September, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Digital Identity Verification Reform

    The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced plans to develop proposals for a legal framework to remove regulatory barriers which prevent the use of secure…

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    Posted on 11 September, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Resolving Your Disputes Online

    Parties in dispute have been able to issue claims online for some time but the recent pandemic has seen an upsurge in the number of parties agreeing to undertake online dispute…

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    Posted on 11 September, 2020 by Ortolan

  • What are my obligations regarding asbestos at my property?

    If you are a ‘dutyholder’ of non-domestic premises, you have a legal obligation a) to determine whether asbestos is (or is likely to be) present in your building, and b) to…

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    Posted on 11 September, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Planning For the Future

    “Thanks to our planning system, we have nowhere near enough homes in the right places”.  Whether or not Boris Johnson is right to place all the blame on the planning…

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    Posted on 11 September, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Law Commission Reforms - Leaseholders to benefit

    Back in 2017 The Law Commission of England and Wales announced it would explore reforms to residential leasehold home ownership and in July 2020 three reports setting out the…

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    Posted on 6 August, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Chancel Repairs

    What are Chancel repairs?  These are liabilities that attach to some properties and can require the owners to contribute towards the costs of repairing the chancel of a…

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    Posted on 6 August, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Wearing Facemasks in Court

    As of 24 July people attending court have been asked to wear a face covering in all public areas of courts and tribunals in England.  The measure was announced at the same…

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    Posted on 6 August, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Furlough Scheme Amnesty

    The Finance Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 22 July 2020. This among other things, started the 90 day clock running for employers to conduct a furlough scheme audit and…

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    Posted on 6 August, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Schrems II - updated

    Back in January we reported that Henrik Saugmandsgaard Oe, the advocate general to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) published his advice to the CJEU in Schrems…

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    Posted on 6 August, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Employees and Holiday – Spanish holidays and Quarantine difficulties

    The Government removed Spain from the safe travel list on Saturday 25th July. This means that anyone returning from 00.01 on 26th July will be required to quarantine…

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    Posted on 28 July, 2020 by Ortolan

  • ICO issues new Covid-19 guidance

    The ICO has issued new guidance to assist businesses reopening after Covid related lockdown. The guidance emphasises the ICO’s proportionate approach to enforcing the General…

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    Posted on 9 July, 2020 by Ortolan

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