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The latest legal updates and announcements from Claphams Solicitors.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the implications for employment law

With the UK in lockdown, there’s no denying the impact this will have on businesses in the comingweeks and months. From sickpay to homeworking, for employees and employers, knowing your rightsand obligations during this time is crucial.

The importance of sorting your Will in the times of coronavirus

According to the Law Society, the number of people looking to write new Wills in the UK has risen by at least 30 per cent following the outbreak of coronavirus. Nevertheless, the process of creating and amending Wills relies heavily on face-to-face interaction, which makes the government measures to stay at home and self-isolate more challenging.

New mortgage deals begin again

After a recent reduction in mortgage lenders taking on new borrowers, the market has started to open back up with new deals and offers from various providers. These include 85% loan-to-value loans from Nationwide, and 85% LTV loans from Halifax. Virgin Money have also begun offering purchase mortgages, as well as Santander who recent cut fees on residential mortgages. 

We raised £2,139.00 + £238.75 Gift Aid for Cancer Research UK

As you may know, from our previous blog, Debra was walking 10,000 steps every day throughout the month of March for 'Walk All Over Cancer' to raise money for Cancer Research UK. 

Coronavirus - Keep calm and carry on

Our firm has been in existence since February 1984 and has always striven to provide clients with the highest possible standard of service. It takes a mightier enemy than the invisible coronavirus to deflect us from our purpose. We cannot say “business as usual” but we can and do say “keep calm and carry on”.

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