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How to manage a permanent ‘hybrid’ working model in your business

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, many employers across the UK now offer staff the flexibility to work from home. Olivia Bailey, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment law team,…


Carbon management for rural business – What are the new funding opportunities?

As part of Harrison Drury’s series of updates on new funding options available to rural businesses, we spoke with Simon Haley and Simon Travis of Carbon Metrics, a North West…


Common questions on divorce: Who gets to keep the dog?

Rebecca Patience, a solicitor in Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team, explains how pet ownership is considered by the courts in England and Wales during divorce proceedings. Since the…


Do employers have a duty to consider furlough to avoid redundancy?

Olivia Bailey, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment law team, examines an employment tribunal case which confirms employers have a duty to consider the possibility of furlough to avoid redundancy. Over…


The new rules for Right to Work checks for EEA citizens after July 2021

Emily Leeming, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment law team, takes a look at the changes to rules on Right to Work checks and what action employers need to take. Many…


Guidance to protect employees and customers in the hospitality sector as lockdown ends

As the latest easing of lockdown commenced on July 19, 2021, the government has issued guidance for people who work in, or run restaurants, pubs and cafes and similar venues…


Capital Gains Tax on financial transfers in divorce: A much-needed change to the rules?

Janine Hutson from Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team explains recent recommendations to help reduce the unfairness of paying Capital Gains Tax on the transfer of assets between separating…


Lasting Powers of Attorney – The importance of making the right choice

Scarlett Richardson, a solicitor from Harrison Drury’s private client team, explains the role of Lasting Powers of Attorney, and how it compares to a Court of Protection Deputyship application. According…


Treatment of tips and gratuities to be considered in parliament

Malcolm Ireland, partner and head of Harrison Drury’s leisure and licensing team outlines the potential changes for employers in the leisure and hospitality sector with regards to allocating tips to…


Delay to no-fault divorce law

Janine Hutson from Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team provides an update on the status of the anticipated changes to divorce laws, which allow for no-fault divorce. The government…


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