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Reflections on Change

Without doubt, this pandemic has been hard on everyone and will shape the way we see the world for years to come. The office environment is no longer a static, communal place of work, with friendships and relationships blossoming and a wealth of communication and often times laughter. It has changed beyond all recognition with masks and screens, sanitiser and separation.

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Business Interruption Insurance through Covid

A number of businesses have looked to their Business Interruption Insurance (BII) when seeking to recover losses which have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. On the whole, insurers have denied liability under the terms of the insurance or have generally been quite slow in responding.

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Update for Landlords: Electrical Safety Standards

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 (“the ESS Regulations”) apply to any residential tenancy entered into, or any fixed term tenancy which comes to an end and continues as a periodic tenancy, on or after 1 July 2020.

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The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Spousal maintenance

Whilst some businesses are slowly reopening, many employees remain on furlough, have taken reductions in salary or are facing the prospect of being made redundant. As a result many ‘high’ earners are no longer in the position to afford their monthly spousal maintenance obligations, as well as meeting their own outgoings.

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