Residential landlords rights to possession further restricted

Elizabeth Shaw Elizabeth Shaw 30 June 2020
Residential landlords rights to possession further restricted

Residential Possession Actions for landlords have been updated by the Government. On 27 March 2020 Practice Direction 51Z in the Civil Procedure Rules introduced a 90 day stay on all proceedings brought under…


Clarity on Gas Safety Certificates and Section 21 Notices

Elizabeth Shaw Elizabeth Shaw 29 June 2020
Clarity on Gas Safety Certificates and Section 21 Notices

The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment providing much needed clarity on the validity of serving a Section 21 Notice to Terminate an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) and when the landlord must have served…


Coronavirus & disputes between directors and shareholders

Michael Doherty Michael Doherty 29 June 2020
Coronavirus & disputes between directors and shareholders

Mike Doherty, associate in Wake Smith’s litigation and dispute resolution team, specialises in these types of disputes and provides advice on the options available.


Enforcement of Child Arrangement Orders and COVID-19

Deborah Marsh Deborah Marsh 25 June 2020
Enforcement of Child Arrangement Orders and COVID-19

Deborah Marsh, associate and collaborative lawyer in the Family Law team at Wake Smith discusses Child Arrangements Orders (CAO) and COVID-19.


Voluntary code of conduct for landlords and tenants until June 2021

Elizabeth Shaw Elizabeth Shaw 24 June 2020
Voluntary code of conduct for landlords and tenants until June 2021

The Government has published a Temporary Code of Practice for landlords and tenants during the Covid-19 crisis. The Code was issued on 19 June 2020 and follows consultations with British Chambers of Commerce,…


Further blows to landlord’s rights to take action for rent arrears

Elizabeth Shaw Elizabeth Shaw 24 June 2020
Further blows to landlord’s rights to take action for rent arrears

Liz Shaw, director at Wake Smith Solicitors, looks at further repercussions of COVID-19 legislation for landlords. Landlords will recall that the Government, through its Coronavirus Act 2020, brought in legislation…


Voluntary code of conduct for landlords and tenants until June 2021

Elizabeth Shaw Elizabeth Shaw 24 June 2020
Voluntary code of conduct for landlords and tenants until June 2021

The Government has published a Temporary Code of Practice for landlords and tenants during the Covid-19 crisis. The Code was issued on 19 June 2020 and follows consultations with British Chambers of Commerce,…


Wake Smith boosts Litigation team

Elizabeth Shaw Elizabeth Shaw 23 June 2020
Wake Smith boosts Litigation team

Wake Smith Solicitors has strengthened its Litigation and Dispute Resolution department with the appointment of Michael Doherty as an Associate. Mike joins the team with more than 15 years’ experience in disputes…


No fault divorce from Autumn 2021

Lindsey Canning Lindsey Canning 19 June 2020
No fault divorce from Autumn 2021

"No-fault" divorces will come into force in England and Wales from Autumn 2021. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, which will stop couples blaming each other and allow irretrievable breakdown as a…


What does flexible furlough mean for your business?

Wake Smith Solicitors 18 June 2020
What does flexible furlough mean for your business?

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will operate on its current basis until the end of June.


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