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Keeping Equality & Diversity Training Up to Date and Relevant

In an ideal world harassment and discrimination in the workplace would not exist, but the reality is those complaints are frequently brought in the employment tribunals. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) reminded us of the importance of...

What You Really Need to Know About Being an Executor

The role of executor is something that many people agree to take on for a friend or loved one without fully understanding what the job entails. However, administering even the simplest estate can be an extremely demanding and stressful task, particularly...

How to Choose the Right Conveyancing Professional

Whether you’re just stepping onto the property ladder or selling up and moving to a new home, the services of a good conveyancing professional can be invaluable. It’s no secret that the conveyancing process (that is, the transfer of property...

I want to be named as Father on my child's birth certificate

If Father and Mother were married at the date of the birth, then either of them may register the birth of the child on their own and include both parents’ details. If you, as the natural father, marry the child’s mother or form a civil...

Losing a loved one during the Pandemic

Losing a loved one from Covid-19 or other any other cause is difficult for anybody at any time and the Pandemic can make managing someone’s affairs after death unbearable. It is important to remember that during difficult times there is support...

Mental Health in the Workplace

One in four people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Mental health covers how we feel, think and behave. Anxiety and depression often come hand in hand usually, but not always, in response to a difficult life event and...

Life Planning Matters to Consider in 2021

The new year is a time when many of us vow to tackle the things we’ve failed to achieve over the last 12 months. After the unprecedented events of 2020, an increasing number of people have found themselves pondering the bigger life planning decisions. ...

The Team Get Festive for Christmas Jumper Day!

We love an opportunity to raise money for a great cause and Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children is an annual favourite. Thanks to everyone in the team for getting into the festive spirit and donning their favourite festive woollies to raise...

Power of Attorney Registration Refund

Did you register a Power of Attorney from 1 st April 2013 to 31 st March 2017?  Time is running out to claim a refund of part of the registration fee – the application must be made by 1 st February 2021. The Ministry of Justice (MOJ)...

Agreeing on Child Contact Arrangements

Co-parenting after a relationship breakdown can have its challenges under ordinary circumstances, let alone during a pandemic. In many cases, parents have found themselves confused as to what lockdown restrictions allow or in dispute with their ex-partner...

Rowberry Morris Wear it Pink in Aid of Breast Cancer Research

Well done to our Staines office for raising a total of £145.60 in aid of this year’s Wear It Pink campaign , supporting life-changing breast cancer research and care. ...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Extended

On 31 October 2020 HM Treasury extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) in order to provide support to businesses and employees due to the new national lockdown announced on the same day. Although the lockdown does not start until 5 November 2020...

Dismissal from Work - Know Your Rights

Unfortunately, being dismissed is something many employees may have to face at some point in their career. However, employers have a duty to ensure that their decision to dismiss someone is both fair and handled reasonably. If an employer bases their...

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...
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