In employment law, a settlement agreement is an agreement whereby a current or former employee or worker agrees to waive or settle a claim (or, all possible claims) against the employer in return for a payment, usually on termination of employment. Statutory requirements for a settlement agreement – The agreement must be in writing. – … Continue reading What is the Purpose of a Settlement Agreement
The property market is back open As you have probably seen in the news, as of Wednesday 13th May 2020 the property market is back open. When lockdown was announced we all had to get used to a different way of working so I have no doubt that there will be a similar transition for … Continue reading The property market is back open
Question My marriage has come to an end but I am not ready for a divorce, what can I do? Answer Farah Khalid, Family Law Solicitor, replies: Some spouses may be of the view that the marriage is at an end, but are not emotionally ready to deal with the divorce or may have other … Continue reading My marriage has come to an end but I am not ready for a divorce, what can I do?
On Sunday the 10th May, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is expected to announce what are likely to be the first (and likely one of any number of progressive moves in the coming months), steps to easing the current lockdown restrictions. To recap, the UK was first placed in lockdown on Monday the 23rd March, … Continue reading Family in the time of Coronvirus – Part 2
Since the government announced the plans for lockdown on the 23rd March we have been keeping a closer eye on the housing market. As a firm we have been busy making sure all of our existing clients transactions are either completed in a safe manor or have been taken as far as they can in … Continue reading Impact of Coronavirus on the housing market
The Government’s advice is clear that where parents do not live in the same household, any children under the age of 18 can move between their parents’ home and that will not be a breach of the Government’s advice. Having said that, each case needs to be considered carefully as the circumstances of each child … Continue reading Visits with non-resident parents during Covid-19 pandemic
We are 3 weeks in with a further 3 weeks of expected lockdown. This is a completely new scenario for a majority of us and has taken some getting used to. The severity of this virus really hit home here at Clarke & Son as we had team members go down with Covid-19. What do … Continue reading Stay healthy & happy during lockdown
The advent of Coronavirus is impacting on daily life for all of us and the repercussions look set to be with us for a significant period of time. Apart from the impact that there may be on physical and mental health, it is also affecting property transactions. Buying and selling homes during this stay-at-home period … Continue reading Property transactions and Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Here at Clarke & Son we are always thinking about ways we can be innovative but more importantly help our clients. This is even more important at this current moment with the Covid-19 crisis. We are currently seeing an increase in demand for our Wills service. We want to continue to serve our clients and … Continue reading Covid-19 Safe Drive Thru Wills
Covid-19 is an illness affecting the lungs and airways. The government and NHS are issuing constantly changing guidelines which we must adhere to. Part of the guidance is that we will practice social distancing or self-isolation if we have been in close personal contact with someone who has Covid-19 or have symptoms such as a … Continue reading How to make a Will safely in the current climate?