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Hybrid working – the future of the workplace?

The official government message encouraging people to work from home is expected to end with the final step out of lockdown. For many employees though, homeworking is here to stay. According to a recent BBC survey, 43 of 50 big UK employers will not bring staff back to the office full time. Instead, employees will […]

Cohabiting partners’ legal rights

Earlier this year the Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) began a consultation looking at the legal rights of cohabiting partners with the aim of looking at what legal protections could be bought into law to change it for the better. The WEC as a whole focuses on the work of the government Equalities Office. It […]

Adult children’s rights during a divorce

Recent research by Loughborough University shows a sharp rise in the so called ‘boomerang’ generation of young adults returning to live at home until their late twenties or early thirties.  This trend has continued as a result of the pandemic causing job losses, furlough, and university closures. The law makes a number of provisions to […]

Leasehold reform

The Queen’s Speech in May signalled the commencement of the Government’s proposed plans for leasehold reform – at least to a limited degree. The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill (“Bill”) was published on 13 May 2021.  If the Bill becomes law it will mark a radical change for many leaseholders by moving away from the […]

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