John Stevenson, Conservative MP for Carlisle and Managing Partner of Bendles LLP, has raised his concerns regarding the virtual witnessing of Wills stating that Wills witnessed through such means open the opportunity for undue influence.
David Bradley, Head of Employment at Ramsdens Solicitors, has featured on Lawyer Monthly, providing a checklist for employers to consider when trying to make savings to keep their business running in an article on how companies can survive Covid-19.
Recent statistics from the Office for National Statistics show there were 107,599 opposite-sex divorces in 2019, an increase from 90,871 in 2018. There were also 822 same-sex divorces, compared to 428 in 2018.
A beautiful moment of former ballerina with Alzheimer’s, Mata C. Gonzalez, recognising the sound of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake has been shared by thousands of people across the globe. This has further raised the importance of music to all those who have been affected by this year’s national lockdowns. It has also shown us that all is not lost for those who may have issues regarding mental capacity.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the scheme”) was, at the last minute, extended in October from 5 November 2020 for a month, with little to no guidance available at the time as to how this would work in practice.
Amnesty International (UK) states that the sending of 25,000 elderly patients into care homes in England at the start of lockdown to clear NHS beds was a violation of their human rights, due to many not being tested for COVID-19.