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Office parties during covid

Steven Judge is a Solicitor and Head of the Employment Department and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or by email sj@stephenrimmer.com Stress-testing before celebrating a virtual office Christmas   Christmas traditionally brings a round of festive celebrations for customers and employees, but with current Covid-19 restrictions, companies are having to re-think drinks and dinners…

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Christmas contact and Coronavirus

Mary Vogiatzis is a Solicitor in the Family Law Department and can be contacted on 01323 434415 or by email mv@stephenrimmer.com Christmas, coronavirus and separation: what are the rules around taking children away from home? For many parents, the issue of spending time with children at Christmas can be tense. Both parents want to spend…

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How to break a commercial lease

Mark Poulton is a Partner and Head of the Commercial Department and can be contacted on 01323 434420 or by email on mp@stephenrimmer.com Can I get out of a commercial lease early? COVID-19 has had a significant impact on almost every business in the UK. For many businesses, it means they no longer require their…

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Best way to protect your finances

Andrew Morgan is a Partner in the Private Client Department and can be contacted on 01323 434414 or email am@stephenrimmer.com What investors, savers and homeowners should consider to protect their finances At the beginning of the year, we could not fathom the impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on the way we work and live…

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Commercial property landlords

James Regan is a Partner and Solicitor in the Commercial Property Department and can be contacted on 01323 434420 or email jreg@stephenrimmer.com Retail tenants should check the small print As a fresh wave of lockdown measures cut across the UK, retail tenants may be experiencing new concerns about how to pay the rent, but another…

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What is the stamp duty land tax threshold?

Jack Prosser is a Solicitor in the Residential Conveyancing Department and can be contacted on 01323 644222 or by email jpr@stephenrimmer.com Property booms as home and overseas buyers rush to beat deadline  Property buyers are fighting off the pandemic to catch a new home before stamp duty goes back to its normal rate.  For overseas…

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What planning permission do I need?

Hannah Johnson is a Solicitor in the Property Department and can be contacted on 01323 644222 or by email hj@stephenrimmer.com Lockdown and home improvements: When do you need planning permission? With recent announcements from both the UK and Scottish government about further lockdown restrictions, you might be planning to fill your time with some home…

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What is the job support scheme?

Steven Judge is a Partner and Solicitor in our Employment Law Department and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or by email sj@stephenrimmer.com The new Job Support Scheme – Your questions answered The Job Support Scheme (JSS) will replace the furlough scheme and will come into play on 1 November 2020. In this article, we…

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Bullying in the workplace

Steve Judge is a Partner and Solicitor in the Employment Law Department and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or sj@stephenrimmer.com When bullying goes on behind the screen   In the run-up to this year’s Anti-Bullying Week, which runs from 16th– 20th November 2020, employers are being encouraged to look at how new styles of…