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Job Support Expansion Scheme for Closed Business Premises

The Job Support Scheme (JSS) is being expanded by the Government to provide temporary financial support to business whose premises have been legally required to close as a direst result of restrictions set by the UK Government. As with the JSS the Job...

Duty to self-isolate means employers can face substantial fines

  On 28 September 2020 new regulations came into force making self-isolation a legal requirement  and introducing penalties for individuals and employers in England; The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation)...

Professional Negligence: Making a Claim

When you’ve paid good money for a professional service, you obviously expect a reasonable level of competence from the person or company you use. Unfortunately, even professionals can make mistakes or provide misleading advice. It can be especially...

New Job Support Scheme Announced

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a new Job Support Scheme as part of a package of measures to support employment when the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends next month. The scheme will begin on 1st November 2020 and run for six months, HM...

Our Rowberry Morris team complete the 10K Reading Legal Walk!

On Wednesday 16 September a Rowberry Morris team completed the 10k Reading legal Walk.  Despite the event only attracting half of the walkers compared to last year, the twenty teams that took part raised over £10,000 for frontline free legal...

Redundancy

Are you facing redundancy? Are you aware of your rights? It is a sad reality that many companies are considering making employees redundant and as an employee you should be aware of your rights when facing redundancy. Redundancy is one of the potentially...

No Fault Divorce

On 8th June 2020, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill passed through the Commons by 231 votes to 16, having already passed through the House of Lords in March. This is arguably the biggest change in the law relating to divorce for nearly half a...

New online service for using Lasting Powers of Attorney

On 17 July 2020 the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) launched its new digital “Use a Lasting Power of Attorney” (LPA) tool. This tool can be used for newly registered LPAs to enable an Attorney to contact Financial Institutions and/or...

How Can a Solicitor Help You Plan for the Future?

Sorting out life planning matters is something many people put off until the proverbial rainy day. While you might not want to think about preparing for later life, or what could happen if your health declines, it’s important to take action while you...

How to Choose the Right Family Lawyer

Whether you’re getting a divorce, trying to resolve a child custody dispute or seeking legal protections due to domestic violence, you want to have the right legal professional on your side. Family law issues can often be complex and emotional, but...

Congratulations to Sarah Filsell on qualifying as a Solicitor

Sarah joined Rowberry Morris in February 2018 and began her training contract a few months later.  Sarah’s route to becoming a solicitor is unusual in that it is her second career. Sarah’s background is in management accounts and when she...

Congratulations to Oliver Campbell on becoming a STEP Associate

Congratulations to our Private Client solicitor, Oliver Campbell, who has obtained a distinction in the Administration of Trusts Advance Certificate and has been upgraded to an Associate of STEP . STEP is the global professional association for...

Powers of Attorney

In these uncertain times of COVID 19, you may be unable to manage your own affairs as you would normally, either because you cannot go out, or receive visitors, or you are unwell. How might someone else be able to help you with financial or medical matters? ...

No Fault Divorce: an Article by Family Law Partner Peter Reynolds

In an article published in Essential Surrey magazine, our family law partner Peter Reynolds looks at the impact of new ‘no fault’ divorce laws. ...

Why Do You Need a Solicitor?

With the internet affording us all wider access to legal information and services, it can be tempting to ‘go it alone’ when dealing with life’s legal matters. But is it really as straightforward as it seems? Although there may be times when...

Moving House: How Have Things Changed?

The last few months have prompted seismic shifts in the way we live our lives. For those who suddenly found themselves unable to move forward with the purchase or sale of a property, it has been a particularly stressful and uncertain time. The good news is...

What Happens to Your Estate When You Die Without a Will?

  Research shows that over half of adults in the UK do not have a Will.  No one likes to have the difficult conversation about death and what happens to their money when they die.  Many people are put off by the cost or simply leave it on...

Coronavirus - Returning to the office

  Employers need to start planning the way in which their staff can return to their workplace whether that is part time, full time, in shifts, on a rota or any variation. In this article we look at some of the key points that employers need to...

Businesses anticipating change as we try to get back to "normal"

  There is an expectation that the UK Government will publish a lockdown exit plane. Although there is no expectation that there will be a sudden return to normal, moves towards that are expected. Relaxing of restrictions is likely to coincide with...

Annual leave and Coronavirus

  The position has lacked clarity. Even now, holiday pay during furlough remains under review, so the position could change again. The current position is: - Annual leave continues to accrue whilst employees are furloughed; Employees can take...
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