commercial leases

Coronavirus and commercial leases

Steven Judge is a Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Department and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or sj@stephenrimmer.com Advice for commercial landlords and tenants during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every industry in the UK, with many businesses experiencing a severe strain on their cashflow as a…

cybersecurity

Cybersecurity when working from home

Grant Sanders is a Partner and Practice Manager and can be contacted on 01323 644222 or gs@stepherimmer.com Homeworking and the importance of cybersecurity risk management Having staff working remotely has presented significant challenges for many businesses, but one of the most difficult to address is the increased cybersecurity risk. As many companies did not have…

inheritance tax

When is inheritance tax payable?

Andrew Morgan is a Partner in the Private Client Department and can be contacted on 01323 434414 or am@stephenrimmer.com Inheritance tax threshold frozen until 2026 – but why is IHT planning still important? If you intend to leave savings, property or other assets to family or friends after you die, you need to consider inheritance…

inheritance disputes

How to avoid inheritance disputes

Andrew Morgan is a Partner in the Wills Department and can be contacted on 01323 434414 or am@stephenrimmer.com Kick the frivolity and take the higher road over inheritance  Inheritance disputes may have risen in response to soaring property prices, second marriages and blended families, with relatives more likely to feel they are missing out, but…

bullying

Harassment hits hard at every level

Steven Judge is a Partner and Head of the Employment Department and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or sj@stephenrimmer.com When bullying or racism is involved, seniority and titles do not confer special protection  Bullying or racism may seem the fate of the underdog, but recent headlines have shown how it may affect anyone at…

furlough

Can my employer refuse furlough?

Steven Judge is a Partner and Head of the Employment Department and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or sj@stephenrimmer.com Caring responsibilities, furlough and discrimination: Your rights explained The rules concerning furlough, schools and workplace restrictions continue to change frequently, and it can be difficult for both employers and employees to keep up. However, if…

Cohabitees

Why Cohabitees living together need Will

Andrew Morgan is a Partner in the Private Client Department and can be contacted on 01323 434414 or am@stephenrimmer.com Why cohabiting couples must consider estate planning Millions of couples across the UK are choosing to forego marriage and live as cohabitees. However, without proper estate planning, they could be putting their finances at risk. Unlike…

disciplinary procedures

What are the disciplinary procedures at work

Steven Judge is a Partner and Head of the Employment Law Department and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or sj@stephenrimmer.com Your rights in disciplinary and grievance procedures during coronavirus While many workplaces continue to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, employment law and the Acas Code of Practice concerning disciplinary and grievance procedures still…