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Please see the latest blogs in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

 

A Legal Update for Property Owners Worried About Trespass

Jonathan Flynn
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In March this year  new rules were introduced that, effectively, halted property owners’ powers to obtain possession of residential and commercial property by way of Court proceedings. This Practice Direction (Practice Direction 51Z) was put in...

A Covid-19 update on the Property Market - A video blog by JCP Solicitors

Emma Gilroy
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A Covid-19 update on the Property Market with Emma Gilroy Head of Residential Property at JCP Solicitors. The guidance for people moving residential home during the pandemic has now been updated. However the new rules only apply to England currently as...

Protecting commercial tenants' goods - Further Covid-19 temporary legislation

Sarah Davies
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The Taking Control of Goods and Certification of Enforcement Agents (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 has introduced temporary legislation to restrict commercial Landlords exercising their rights to seize and take their Tenants’ goods when...

Spousal Maintenance During Covid-19

Claire Davies
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During this extraordinary time, you may be worried about continuing to afford to pay spousal/civil partner maintenance to your former spouse/civil partner under a Court order because of a significant reduction in your income. Similarly, you may be someone...

The impact of Covid-19 on the rural property market - A video blog by JCP Solicitors

Lucy Luke
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In this Q&A video, Lucy Luke, Commercial Property Solicitor at JCP Solicitors, discussed the impact of Covid-19 on the rural property market with Kathryn Perkins, Chartered Surveyor and Partner from Edward H Perkins . ...

Lasting Powers of Attorney Q&A - A Video Blog by JCP Solicitors

Mike Downey
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Working with CS Local Cymru Wales, Mike Downey, JCP Solicitors answers questions on Lasting Powers of Attorney. Mike is the Director and Head of Lifetime Planning in South East Wales.   ...

HMLR changes to help with the home buying process during Covid-19

Emma Gilroy
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HMLR announced changes which came into effect on Monday 4 May 2020, which provide alternative agreed ways in which deeds can be signed and also how ID can be verified in order to assist with the progress of property transactions during this very unusual...

Can I buy a new build property during the pandemic?

Emma Gilroy
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Although there are difficulties with home moves at present due to Covid-19, we are still seeing purchases of new build homes proceeding. This is due in part, because the property being purchased is vacant and unoccupied as it has just been built. Some house...

Help To Buy Your New Build Home

Emma Gilroy
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Are you thinking of buying a New Build home or your very first property to allow you to get on the property ladder?  Do you know the Welsh Government have a scheme that could help provide the financial assistance you’re looking for to buy your New...

Child Arrangements During Covid-19 - A Video Blog by JCP Solicitors

Angela Killa
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A video blog by Angela Killa, Associate Solicitor at JCP Solicitors. At an uncertain time for most of us, many of us will be concerned about the health and well-being of our children. Many parents who are no longer parenting together will be worried about...

Why a General Power of Attorney could be a short term solution during Covid -19.

Tanya Tremelling
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Whilst no one likes to think about these situations, there may come a time when you lack the mental capacity to make decisions for yourself.  This could come about as a result of an accident or a medical condition for example dementia. Lasting Powers...

Landowners Needn't Be Left In a Mess Over Fly-tipping

Bronte Pettifer
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With local authority waste tips now shut due to the COVID-19 crisis, and with many homeowners tackling DIY projects during this period of lockdown, landowners are reporting an increase in incidences of fly-tipping on their land.  Fly tipping covers a...

Why instruct your solicitor at the same time as your estate agent?

Emma Gilroy
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As we know, there are strict restrictions currently in place due to COVID-19, which limits home moves and prevents viewings of properties.  This does not mean that sellers should not begin to get arrangements in place ready for when restrictions are...

Wheels of Justice Still Turning for Asbestos Victims in Lockdown

Charlotte Perkins
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A personal reflection from Charlotte Perkins, Asbestos Claims Solicitor . Last week I represented a client at a show cause hearing (a sort of mini trial), where the court entered judgment against the defendants in favour of my client. This essentially...

Divorce during Covid-19- Your Questions Answered

Jill Bulteel
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Our family team recognise the need for both vulnerable clients, but also those who had planned to separate from their partner and are now unable to do so, to access good quality advice.  Some will experience a newfound togetherness and a way of working...

Commercial Property - Waiving the Right to Forfeiture and the Coronavirus Act 2020

Sarah Davies
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Most commercial leases enable a landlord to terminate a lease by forfeiture if the tenant breaches its obligations. Once the right to forfeit the lease has arisen, if the landlord acts in such a way so as to treat the lease as continuing it can lose the...

Still foggy over Furlough? A Q&A for Employees

Catherine Almeida
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For any employees who are on furlough leave, are about to be put on furlough leave or are just curious, we hope you find this frequently asked questions blog helpful. For employers, if you are talking to your staff about potential furlough, you may find this...

Covid-19 and footpaths on your land - A video blog by JCP Solicitors

Rory Hutchings
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Covid-19 and footpaths on your land. A video blog by Rory Hutchings, Director and Head of Rural Practice at JCP Solicitors. This video was recorded on Wednesday 8 April 2020. To keep up to date with latest news from JCP Solicitors, including COVID-19...

Coronavirus and the Impact on Possession Proceedings and Forfeiture Proceedings

Sophie Thomas
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The Coronavirus has had a major impact on civil court proceedings, whilst some urgent hearings are taking place most are delayed for the time being.  It is not just hearings which are delayed but there has been a suspension of new possession proceedings...

Don't Stand By Me - Employers Must Enforce The Two Metre Rule

Catherine Almeida
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As firms across Wales are continuing to get to grips with the implications of the COVID-19 in the workplace, fresh regulations have come into force here to ensure employers are keeping their colleagues safe at work, by maintaining a two metre social...

An Update to Furlough - as of 7 April 2020

Natasha Johnston
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Over the weekend the Government updated additional information on claiming furlough payments when employers use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Our first update, giving a general overview of furlough was published on the 26 March 2020...

More Furlough Questions Answered - A Video Blog by JCP Solicitors

Natasha Johnston
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More furlough questions answered: A videoblog by Natasha Johnston, HR Advisor, JCP Solicitors.  This video was recorded at 2pm on Friday 3rd April. For more information check out our blog: ...

COVID-19 - Will Lockdown Scupper My House Transaction?

Emma Gilroy
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With the Corona Virus outbreak continuing to make its mark on all areas of our lives, many of our clients are concerned about how it will affect the progress of their house sale or purchase. As we have seen, the Coronavirus situation is an ever-changing one,...

Updates to Business Loans Scheme After Concerns Raised

Michael Williams
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The Business Interruption Scheme that was rolled out in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak has faced criticism in recent days, with many firms struggling to access the support. It has now been revamped, with Business Secretary, Alok Sharma announcing changes...

Emergency Measures to Support Farmers During COVID-19

Rory Hutchings
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The farming community is likely to be relieved by the news from the Government, announced this week, that a series of emergency measures have been put in place to support them during the COVID-19 crisis. The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural...

It's Not All Covid-19 - An Employer's Snapshot

Catherine Almeida
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Employers and employees are understandably preoccupied with the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic. As well as unprecedented changes that this pandemic has brought about, there are other key changes that have either taken place or are about to happen that...

COVID- 19: Wrongful Trading Suspension - But Directors Beware

Andrew Meech
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In addition to various funding packages introduced by the Chancellor in recent weeks, along with the Furlough Scheme to be implemented via the PAYE system, businesses and in particular directors, have been given a suspension of the wrongful trading...

Covid-19 and Contractual Arrangements

Huw Roffe
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Businesses are concerned about the potential impact of Covid-19 on contractual arrangements that they have in place with suppliers and consumers, particularly where the performance of the contract is affected. What happens if COVID-19 affects a...

Your Furlough Questions Answered. A Video Blog by JCP Solicitors

Catherine Almeida
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A video blog by Catherine Almeida, Employment Solicitor– JCP Solicitors. Please note this video was uploaded at 10am on Tuesday 31st March 2020 and is a response to questions asked by For Cardiff members. To read more about Furlough please click ...

Be Cyber Savvy - A Covid-19 Reminder

Catherine Almeida
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At a time when we are all preoccupied with educating our children, physically isolating ourselves from the rest of the world, trying to set up remote working, keeping up to date with the latest government announcements and dealing with concerns about health,...

Moving house during Covid-19 - What you need to know

Emma Gilroy
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A video blog by Emma Gilroy, Head of Residential Property – JCP Solicitors . Please note this video was uploaded at 10am on Monday 30th March 2020. This is a fast-moving situation, so it is important that you digest the full guidance here . To keep...

Coping With Credit and Debt During Covid-19 Disruption

David Owen
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Businesses of all kinds are adjusting to the very difficult circumstances we are all experiencing at the moment and are attempting to adapt to the rapidly changing trading environment. It is also becoming increasingly clear that all sectors will be...

Furlough - Updated Guidance For Employers as of 26 March 2020

Natasha Johnston
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Last night we received extended information about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which we informed you about here .  Here are some of the key updates that employers need to know. However, this is a fast-moving situation, so it is important that...

The Coronavirus Act 2020 - What Commercial Landlords and Tenants Need to Know

Sarah Davies
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The Coronavirus Act 2020 has now come into force, it brings with it emergency measures concerning commercial tenancies. Commercial landlords and tenants will be anxious to know how these measures will impact them and what action they should be taking during...

The Coronavirus Act 2020 and Residential Tenancies

Jonathan Flynn
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The Coronavirus Act 2020 has now come into force, bringing emergency measures that affect residential tenancies. Schedule 29 of the Act introduces important statutory amendments that affect notice periods for residential tenancies in England and...

Ask The Legal Expert - Can We Get a Will Processed During the Covid-19 Crisis?

Sean Boucher
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We have just welcomed a grandchild into the family and we are keen to make Wills, to ensure everyone is taken care of if something were to happen. Will a Will get processed now, in light of the current crisis? It is important to make a Will, particularly...

The Coronavirus Bill - What Landlords and Tenants Need to Know

Sarah Davies
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The Government has published the Coronavirus Bill 2019-21, outlining new measures coming into force for both residential and commercial landlords and tenants, in these unusual times. The effect of the measures for residential tenancies appears to be less...

Child Arrangements and Coronavirus

Angela Killa
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At an uncertain time for most of us, many of us will be concerned about the health and well-being of our children. Many parents who are no longer parenting together will be worried about how to deal with the current coronavirus outbreak and how this...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to Support Employers

Natasha Johnston
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Please note this article was published at 9.30am on Tuesday 24th March and is subject to change as further information is provided. Businesses across the UK will have been heartened by the Chancellor’s announcement of a Coronavirus Job...

Covid-19: Wondering About Your Next Move, as a Commercial Tenant or Landlord?

Sarah Davies
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We are keen to support commercial landlords and tenants who may be unsure about their rights and responsibilities, at this challenging time. Here are some of the key points you should be aware of: The relationship between the landlord and the tenant, and...

Covid-19 - HR Questions Answered

Natasha Johnston
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JCP Solicitors’ HR Services team answers questions submitted by members of For Cardiff. Please note this was recorded at 12.15pm on Friday 20th March. To keep up to date with the latest news from JCP Solicitors, including COVID-19 developments...

Welcome Cashflow Support for Hard-Hit Businesses in Wales

JCP Solicitors
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The news that Businesses in Wales and across the UK will be able to tap into some much-needed support in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak will be welcomed by many of our business clients. The temporary Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme,...

Covid-19 - Our Latest Update

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We would like to reassure our business and private clients that it is business as usual at JCP Solicitors and all our offices remain open during normal working hours. We are keeping regularly updated on the situation and preparing for all eventualities. We...