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Covid 19 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

If you are an employer and need to furlough employees we can help. COVID 19 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – The Scheme   On Friday 20 March 2020 the Government announced it would provide assistance, subject to eligibility, to employers of UK businesses, charities, public authorities and agency workers (those paid through PAYE) or on zero hours contracts, by giving access to a grant designed to cover most of the wage costs who had an operational...
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Covid- 19 Business continues….

We are continuing to operate a full service to our clients however due to worldwide public health concerns about the Covid-19 virus and Government requirements, we have made a number of necessary changes to ensure the health and welfare of our staff and clients, and we have taken steps to ensure that any disruption is minimized. Changes to face to face contact You can contact us as usual via our main telephone number and by emailing us....
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First time buyers up

According to the recent conveyancing news, figures from UK Finance, have indicated that in 2018 we saw the highest number of first-time buyers entering the mortgage market since 2006, which was during the busy period prior to the financial crash and in December the figures were 1.6% higher than the figures for 2017. If you are a first time buyer and want to know more about the process of buying a home, we have some information here...
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Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards 2018 – Winner

We are delighted to announce that one of our partners, Samantha Dawkins, has received a Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award for property litigation. The award “seeks to celebrate and highlight the achievements of women in the legal profession across the globe.  The award recognises the contribution made by female legal professionals working in the legal sector and those women who have influenced the legal industry and beyond.” Congratulations to Sam.

Supreme Court success for local firm Edward Harte: a legal precedent you need to know!

MWB Business Exchange Centres -v- Rock Advertising Limited [2018] UKSC 24. Samantha Dawkins from Brighton-based solicitors Edward Harte has successfully guided this case through to Appeal at the Supreme Court. The case which was unanimously allowed with Judgment being handed down on 16 May 2018. “Modern litigation rarely raises truly fundamental issues in the law of contract. This appeal is exceptional. It raises two of them,” said Justice of the Supreme Court Lord Sumption of the case....
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Supreme Court Success; MWB -v- Rock Advertising

MWB Business Exchange Centres -v- Rock Advertising Limited [2018] UKSC 24. Samantha Dawkins has successfully guided this case through to Appeal at the Supreme Court, which was unanimously allowed, with Judgment being handed down on 16 May 2018. It was an “exceptional” appeal that raised fundamental issues in contract law, which was ultimately decided on one issue: whether a contract can be varied orally despite a clause requiring any variations to be in writing. Our arguments focused...
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