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Lockdown Law: A Practical Overview

Three weeks in and a fast-tracked set of laws are upon us all. Although the issue is a public health one, the new legislation imposes rules and restrictions on behaviour- with the scope for penalties if we do not conform. The key legislation is the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020. Here, we present…

Is NOW the time to restructure your Business?

Covid-19 is an unprecedented risk to health, but also to the economy and businesses. Understandably therefore many business owners are anxious about what the future holds. However, what we are already seeing is that many businesses are finding ways to adapt, to diversify, to thrive in these challenging times. It is said that ‘necessity is…

The Yorkshire Law Firm – Here when you need us

Why Ison Harrison? With 14 offices, from our Leeds City Centre office, from Ilkley to Pontefract, from York to Barnsley, from Garforth to Huddersfield we have bases all across Yorkshire As will writers we are key workers. We are therefore able to be here for you during these difficult times. We have twelve fully trained…

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Guidance On Compliance with Family Court Child Arrangement Orders

The Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division and Head of Family Justice, has published guidance on compliance with family court child arrangement orders during the Coronavirus outbreak. His statement reads: During the current Coronavirus Crisis some parents whose children are the subject of Child Arrangements Orders made by the Family Court…

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The New Job Retention Scheme, How Will It Work?

On Friday 20 March 2020 the government implemented a new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to combat the economic effects of the Coronavirus and prevent businesses from being forced to make redundancies. It will be implemented for an initial period of 3 months backdated from 1 March. The government has not ruled out extending the period…

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Ison Harrison Appoints New Family Lawyer at Barnsley Office

Press Release – March 2020 Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison has appointed an experienced family solicitor at its Barnsley branch. Abbie Churchill joins Ison Harrison’s expanding regional team having previously been at Howells Solicitors in South Yorkshire for seven years and Raleys in Barnsley for nine years. This latest appointment brings 16 years of family…

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5 Top Tips for Disaster Planning for Business Owners

Given the current economic climate and issues arising due to Coronavirus, I thought it would be useful to give an overview of the kind of protection all business owners should have in place. I am not going to focus on the various reliefs and assistance being offered by the Government in light of the current…

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Coronavirus Update: Schools Closed – The Right to Time off for Dependants

The Government announcement of school closures for all apart from vulnerable children and children of key workers will have enormous implications in the workplace. The situation is changing daily, and many businesses and employees do not know how to handle or what to expect in the coming days and weeks. Flexibility and adaptability are paramount…

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What To Expect In The Family Court

Sometimes, family life can be difficult and family members may run into problems. Sometimes, issues can’t be sorted out by themselves and families need assistance. To solve the problem, family courts may get involved. The family court is very different to a criminal court. The judge at a family court listens to what everyone has…

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Running a Livery Yard: Do’s and Don’ts from a Legal Perspective

Do make it clear to owners/keepers that you are legally obliged to act on any welfare concerns if they are not taking appropriate steps to address them. As a livery yard proprietor, a horse spends more time with you than with anyone else, and you can be the subject of a prosecution in relation to…