Brexit Update - 27th January 2021

John Baddeley John Baddeley 27 January 2021
Brexit Update - 27th January 2021

As the dust settles on the intense Brexit negotiations throughout December, focus now shifts to the workings of the agreed deal and its implications for UK businesses. John Baddeley, chairman at Wake Smith Solicitors,…


COVID-19 - Employment Tribunals figures up but seek help

Wake Smith Solicitors 13 January 2021
COVID-19 - Employment Tribunals figures up but seek help

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major affect on the numbers of claims being started in Employment Tribunals. The latest statistics from the Ministry of Justice for the period July to September 2020 shows the…


Zoom round table covers HR immigration update

Wake Smith Solicitors 13 January 2021
Zoom round table covers HR immigration update

From 1 January 2021 all employers looking to recruit staff from abroad now need to know about the new points based immigration system and the steps they will need to take. To support employers, Wake Smith Solicitors…


Digital assets and your Will

Wake Smith Solicitors 11 January 2021
Digital assets and your Will

Have you included your ‘digital assets’ in your Will? A survey commissioned by The Law Society has found 93% of those people who have a Will, have not made any reference to their digital assets such as email…


Divorcing – think Pension outcomes after divorce

Wake Smith Solicitors 08 January 2021
Divorcing – think Pension outcomes after divorce

As the third lockdown kicks in, are tensions at home rising? Family lawyers say divorce enquiries usually spike this week of the new year as a result of strained relations over the festive period, while divorce…


Brexit – what’s the impact for businesses?

Wake Smith Solicitors 08 January 2021
Brexit – what’s the impact for businesses?

Wake Smith chairman John Baddeley looks at the latest Brexit news… With the UK's withdrawal from the European Union, what is the immediate impact for businesses? The fact that the UK secured a trade deal with…


National Minimum Wage – tips and traps

Wake Smith Solicitors 06 January 2021
National Minimum Wage – tips and traps

Employers are under an obligation to pay National Minimum Wage (NMW). The NMW is the UK’s pay floor designed to protect as many low-paid workers as possible without hurting jobs or the economy. It is set annually…


Lockdown 3 – further difficulties for employers and employees

Wake Smith Solicitors 05 January 2021
Lockdown 3 – further difficulties for employers and employees

Lockdown 3 has begun in England leaving employers facing further difficulties with working parents having to juggle home schooling and vulnerable people having to self isolate again. The Government has said the…


Government pledges final extension on forfeiture of commercial business property

Wake Smith Solicitors 05 January 2021
Government pledges final extension on forfeiture of commercial business property

Liz Shaw, commercial property litigator at Wake Smith Solicitors, looks at what the latest, and potentially, last extension means. “You will not be surprised that following the second national lockdown which…

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