GOVERNMENT MEASURES TO PROTECT TENANTS AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS: SUSPEND ALL POSSESSION PROCEEDINGS

GOVERNMENT MEASURES TO PROTECT TENANTS AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS:  SUSPEND ALL POSSESSION PROCEEDINGS

The Government has introduced a package of measures to protect renters affected by Coronavirus so that “no renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home.”.  As of 27 March 2020 the Court Service must suspend all ongoing Housing Possession actions.  This means that no new proceedings for possession will

Risk of increased domestic abuse as a result of Covid-19 restrictions

Risk of increased domestic abuse as a result of Covid-19 restrictions

In these unprecedented times of social distancing, working from home, and self-isolation, the news from Greater Manchester’s deputy mayor, Beverley Hughes, that there have reports of abuse linked to the restrictions is perhaps not surprising, but an extremely important alert to vulnerable persons and those charged with assisting them, including Family Law practitioners.  Indeed, one

Coronavirus and My Family Law Hearing

Coronavirus and My Family Law Hearing

Following the Prime Minister’s address on Monday evening and the Lord Chief Justice’s announcement that new trials will be halted in the Crown Court until specific arrangements have been made to ensure safety, what will happen to family law hearings? Thankfully, the President of the Family Division and Head of Family Justice, Sir Andrew McFarlane

Open for business (remotely)

Open for business (remotely)

I would like to reassure our clients, contacts and friends that Prince Evans remains open for business in these never seen before times of Coronavirus lockdown. The office is now closed, subject to a skeleton staff and all our professionals and support staff are working remotely from home, with full access to our secure systems

Issues facing employers and businesses: Coronavirus

Issues facing employers and businesses: Coronavirus

With UK concern regarding Coronavirus being heightened further over the weekend, Anthony Best, Managing Partner of Prince Evans Solicitors LLP returns to address some further issues facing employers and businesses in his second of two commentaries What if an Employee does not follow Coronavirus hygiene rules?  Employees are obviously required to follow reasonable instructions. An Employer who requires Employees to follow written requirements, such as