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Extension number... we've lost count

17 Mar 2021

The Government has announced yet another extension on the ban on evictions for both residential and commercial properties. Residential Property On 10 March 2021, the moratorium on residential evictions which had been due to end on 31 March 2021, was extended until at least 31st May 2021.…

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Business Interruption Claims & Covid-19 - What Next?

11 Mar 2021

Following months of uncertainty for policy holders, on 15 January 2021, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in FCA v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd and others [2021] UKSC 1 , an appeal from the High Court judgment in FCA v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd and others [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm) . The High…

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Housing Possession Mediation Pilot Scheme

17 Feb 2021

The government has launched an independent Housing Mediation Pilot Scheme. This is on behalf of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and will be funded by the Government. The service is in response to COVID 19 and will be a service to run along side all possession claims as they progress though the Court…

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Restrictions on residential evictions to continue until 31 March 2021

17 Feb 2021

On the 14 February 2021, the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, announced that the current restrictions on residential evictions would continue until the 31 March 2021. This means a writ or warrant of possession cannot be executed for certain scenarios including anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse…

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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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Property Possession - Frequently Asked Questions

21 Jan 2021

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on Landlords and their ability to re-gain possession of their properties. Extensions to notice periods, stay on proceedings, a winter truce, have all played their part. Where are we now? What can a Landlord do? Here are some FAQs to help you on your way to re-…

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Winter Truce Extended

12 Jan 2021

With the recent announcement of Lockdown Part 3, the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, has announced that the so called "winter truce" will be extended to the 21 February 2021. This means that the restrictions on executing a writ or warrant of execution or restitution, or delivering a notice…

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Maintain quality of education to avoid Ofsted scrutiny

12 Jan 2021

Last week, the education secretary Gavin Williamson stated that schools in England must continue to provide children with high-quality teaching despite the recent lockdown and school closures. The bulk of this education provision will need to be delivered by a mixture of remote teaching and in-person…

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Limitation in Commercial Litigation

18 Dec 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the nation going into a second lockdown, it can be easy to forget the time limits in which companies and individuals have to actually physically issue their claim at Court. Due to the current delays in claims being issued at court, it is more important than…

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