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Digital assets in your Will

The Law Society has recently urged people to consider including digital assets such as emails and photos in their Wills. In a survey of 1,000 respondents: only one quarter knew what would happen to their digital assets after they die; 29% of those surveyed had an up-to-date Will; and 93% of those who do have […]

Protection from eviction regulations updated

The Government has issued new rules regarding special circumstances for residential landlords and tenants during the Covid19 pandemic, detailed in The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) Regulations 2021. These supersede the 2020 ones. Regulation 2 reverts the “substantial rent arrears” back to at least 6 months and the months from March onwards are […]

Mediation Week 18-22 January 2021

This week is Mediation Week, a campaign organised by The Family Mediation Council (FMC) in order to raise awareness of mediation and how it can help separating families manage their issues collaboratively and productively. Family mediation aims to encourage separating couples to sit down together and work out solutions to the financial and family-based issues […]

Business Interruption Insurance verdict is in

On Friday 15th January the Supreme Court delivered its long-awaited verdict in regards to the Financial Conduct Authority’s business interruption insurance test case. It is difficult to summarise such a complex piece, but for those short of time and hopefully without losing the meaning:- The insurers, broadly, lost their appeals and the Financial Conduct Authority […]