Whilst the Covid-19 crisis has wreaked havoc across the country, because of the social distancing restrictions and the official guidance to stay at home, one of the unintended benefits of lockdown has been the overall reduction in traffic.
All businesses protect their buildings and assets with insurance in the event that the worst should happen, but very often, no consideration is given to what would happen to the business if a key decision maker was suddenly not around. Without anyone appointed to take over the running of the business, even if only temporarily through illness, important deadlines and decisions may be delayed or even missed, putting the future of the business at risk.
When the Covid-19 crisis forced the country into lockdown back in March, many businesses, in many sectors, were forced to close their doors to employees, clients and customers alike.
In response, the Government announced a temporary ban on evictions of commercial property tenants. A move that was welcomed, initially, as a way of securing the longer-term future of certain companies and, in turn, the jobs of their staff.
Pensions are often seen as a bit of a mystery, with many people not realising their true value, but in reality, your pension is probably one of your most valuable assets. It is usually the second largest asset in the marriage after the matrimonial home. During a divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership, the value of your pension assets will have to be taken into account as part of the financial settlement process.
The award-winning personal injury law team at Banner Jones has secured a £2.8million settlement on behalf of a Highways Officer who suffered catastrophic, life changing injuries following his involvement in a serious road accident in 2013.
The charitable sector has been hit particularly hard in recent months, with statistics released by Pro Bono Economics showing that one in 10 charities in the UK is likely to be bankrupt by the end of the year. With increased demand for services and limited fundraising capabilities, the sector is struggling to fill the £10bn shortfall required to keep it afloat.
The stay on possession claims relating to residential properties has finally been lifted and one of the biggest changes to note, has been the implementation of Reactivation Notices as part of the new Civil Procedure Practice Direction 55C. So what is a Reactivation Notice and will you need one?