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Furlough Arrangements – Employers Take Care

We still do not have a full picture from the Government as to exactly how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the furlough scheme) will work. However, it is clear that “ordinary” employment law will continue to apply if an employer wants to implement the scheme. It is very clear that the employer and employee must […]

COVID-19 lockdown effect on relationships and divorce

With the COVID-19 outbreak and the government issuing a plea for the nation to stay at home and observe a COVID-19 lockdown, only leaving the house for essential trips (such as to obtain food or medical supplies), families are now living together nearly 24/7 with nowhere else to go.  Many who work as family practitioners […]

Maintaining contact during COVID-19 for separated families

For separated parents with children, maintaining contact during COVID-19 is key to the well being of all concerned. After Michael Gove’s unfortunate miscommunication recently, the government has been keen to reassure separated parents that if they have a Child Arrangements Order or a shared parenting plan, it is permitted for children to travel between their […]

Online abuse a risk for children at home

With millions of us staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, a rise in online abuse for children is a real risk. #stayathome has been seen millions of times in posts on social media and many of us, including our children, are abiding by the government rules and staying at home. With parents trying […]

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