Coronavirus Articles

 

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...

Will appointments over the phone and supporting our private clients - Wendy's story

Wendy Macarthur , a Wills, lasting power of attorney (LPA) and probate specialist at our Birchington office , is working from home and continuing to assist clients during the pandemic. Here she talks about how it feels like business as usual except when...

How two of our solicitors are supporting clients from their dining room table during lockdown

There is a Turkish proverb that no road is long with good company and husband and wife legal team Fred and Laura Maltby are a fine example of how this can be so. Fred is a trainee solicitor in the Private Client Department and Laura is a solicitor in...

Moving home from home: supporting our residential property clients during lockdown

Liz Dack , a residential property Partner based at our Margate office, is currently assisting people who wish to move home under the ever watchful eye of her bulldog, Daisy. Liz’s working arrangements are not without their challenges but she has...
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