Coronavirus Articles

 

Why lasting powers of attorney are crucial during Covid

Covid-19 has made us all more conscious of our own mortality and the need to put Wills in place to make things easier should the worse happen. In truth, however, we never know what the future holds and it is essential to put Lasting Powers of Attorney in...

Stamp Duty holiday advice for clients

Many of our conveyancing clients are concerned about the current Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday coming to an end and whether their purchase will complete in time. Read on for our general advice to clients. We appreciate that all parties are keen to progress...

Moving home during the new lockdown

Some clients are asking us how the new restrictions affect those who are in the process of moving or will need to move in the new lockdown? The short answer is that house moves in England will be unaffected by the upcoming month-long lockdown. Housing...

Coronavirus - children in care and care proceedings

Our children law solicitors and lawyers have substantial experience in proceedings relating to Public Law children matters. Here we provide answers to the questions that our lawyers are regularly being asked. Social Services / the Local Authority are...

What are Boys & Maughan's current arrangements for making a Will or Lasting Power of Attorney?

We are still working and available to you during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have always been flexible in the way we conduct our work to suit your needs and this remains the case.  Our lawyers frequently take instructions for the preparation of Wills and...

Injunctions - swift justice?

Courts are understandably, and even more so in the present pandemic, infamous for taking their time when dealing with matters that are before them. However, that is somewhat harsh when you consider the amount of cases and applications that people need a...

Stamp duty holiday announced today

This afternoon the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a temporary holiday on stamp duty on the first £500,000 of property sales in England and Northern Ireland. The level at which the tax is charged has been temporarily raised until next...

Settlement agreement advice

One of the unfortunate effects of the coronavirus pandemic is an increase in redundancies, job terminations and changes to work terms which often lead to settlement agreement offers. We have four expert lawyers who can help businesses and individuals...

Wills during the Covid-19 pandemic - our answers to your frequently asked questions

Now, more than ever, clients are looking for reassurance and certainty that their affairs are being looked after. Due to social distancing and the lockdown, we are currently working from home and arranging wills and providing other advice to our private...

How Erma Rizvi, one of our divorce and separation solicitors is continuing to support clients during the pandemic

Erma Rizvi , one of our divorce and separation solicitors at our Margate office, is working from home, attending remote court hearings and bringing peace of mind for her clients during the coronavirus pandemic. Here she talks about how she is helping...
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