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Connie graduated from the University of Exeter in 2018 with a BA degree in History and Politics, where she spent time as the Online Editor for an arts and lifestyle magazine. As part of the Marketing team at LexisNexis UK, Connie works predominantly within the Digital Marketing division. She provides support through administrative tasks, including research and reporting, and has assisted with the coordination of campaigns. 

Hannah is one of the Future of Law blog’s digital and technical editors. She graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in History and Politics and previously freelanced for News UK, before working as a senior news editor for LexisNexis.

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Rent demandThe landlord should check the terms of the lease to see whether the obligation to pay rent is dependent on the provision of a formal rent demand and ensure...

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21 Oct 2020

This Q&A considers the status of a digital format certified copy of a document.

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7 Oct 2020

Face coveringsFace coverings are not classed as personal protective equipment (PPE) as they:• are generally not manufactured to a recognised standard and not CE...

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1 Oct 2020

Produced in partnership with Phillip Paterson of Hardwicke ChambersThis Q&A considers whether you can file and serve costs budgets via email in light...

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22 Sep 2020

Produced in partnership with Paul Infield of The 36 GroupA pension can only be transferred to another person on death or as a result of financial relief proceedings...

22 Sep 2020

For information:• on the revised Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), see Practice Note: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (revised...

17 Sep 2020

COVID-19 has posed a once in a generation challenge for many law firms. Our Bellwether survey found that 57% of firms have responded by furloughing staff to control...

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27 Aug 2020

Produced in partnership with Samantha Bainham of Baker MackenzieThere is no express geographic restriction in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CRJS)...

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17 Aug 2020

While there is no specific primary legislation in relation to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), section 75 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020)...

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What is the procedure for demanding payment of rent arrears owed by a current tenant from its guarantor? Does the Coronavirus Act 2020 affect making such a demand?
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Rent demandThe landlord should check the terms of the lease to see whether the obligation to pay rent is dependent on the provision of a formal rent...

Where an employee is employed on two or more successive fixed-term contracts of employment, can payment in lieu of accrued holiday be made at the end of one fixed-term contract, or must it be carried forward to the next fixed-term contract?
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Under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR 1998), SI 1998/1833, a worker is entitled:• to 5.6 weeks’ annual leave or holiday (WTR...

Can certified copies of documents be sent/received by email? Is a certified copy of a document sent/received by email a 'true copy'?
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This Q&A considers the status of a digital format certified copy of a document.

Given the new rules requiring staff in certain settings to wear face coverings, does refusal to wear a face covering when required by law or by the employer (as a result of its risk assessment) amount to misconduct? Who should provide the face covering?
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Face coveringsFace coverings are not classed as personal protective equipment (PPE) as they:• are generally not manufactured to a recognised...

Can I file and serve a costs budget by email in light of coronavirus (COVID-19)?
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Produced in partnership with Phillip Paterson of Hardwicke ChambersThis Q&A considers whether you can file and serve costs budgets...

Can a consent order that includes provision for a deferred lump sum and a capital clean break be varied by consent to substitute the lump sum order with a pension sharing order and retain the clean break provisions?
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Produced in partnership with Paul Infield of The 36 GroupA pension can only be transferred to another person on death or as a result of financial...

If an employee wishes to take holiday while they are on flexible furlough, how should the employer deal with that holiday, and how should holiday pay be calculated?
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For information:• on the revised Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), see Practice Note: Coronavirus Job Retention...

Could furloughed staff be reimagined to create new business opportunities? Q&A with Brian Evans, Managing Partner at Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors
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COVID-19 has posed a once in a generation challenge for many law firms. Our Bellwether survey found that 57% of firms have responded by furloughing...

Can a UK based company claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for a UK employee who is working overseas (eg USA) under a UK contract of employment?
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Produced in partnership with Samantha Bainham of Baker MackenzieThere is no express geographic restriction in the Coronavirus Job...

Is there any specific law or regulations in force that created the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme scheme? If so, what are they? Or is the British Business Bank the only source of the scheme?
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While there is no specific primary legislation in relation to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), section 75 of the Coronavirus...

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