Whilst the UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020, the transition period resulted in very few practical changes last year. With the transition period ending on the 31 December 2020, new rules governing the UK’s relationship with the EU took effect.
Starting a new job, in these strange times, can seem a difficult and daunting prospect.
After decades of deliberation by the courts and Parliament, 2021 is the year in which we are likely to see the implementation of ‘no-fault’ divorce.
Whilst far from the most joyous of topics to be discussed, I always come across various situations that highlight the importance of having made a Will.
Business has been interrupted by the lockdown and the pandemic, with some businesses being forced to close for many months. This has thrown a spotlight on the insurance industry and in particular business interruption cover.
When you have a mix of permanent and seasonal staff, which might include family members, and everyone knows their role in the business, it is easy to think that you do not need written contracts nor is it necessary to keep existing contracts updated.
In short, yes! The risk of contamination should be considered in all property transactions whether they are residential or commercial.
In order for a risk of contamination to be present there must be a source, pathway and receptor.
It would be fair to say that these are unique times. While Brexit, in one form or another, might have been predictable, coronavirus and the effect it has had on our lives would have been unfathomable only a year ago, and you would have got long odds on protesters storming the White House.
Happy New Year everyone from the partners and staff at Jacksons. We hope you had a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas even if it was different from what you expected. I know we are all hoping that 2021 is better than 2020 and we are sure it will be.
The time has come for me to write the Jacksons’ blog and Christmas message for 2020.
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