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This is where you can find some useful background information on a range of legal areas covered by KWW’s specialists. Please remember, the law has a habit of changing, so always check with us for the very latest legal position.

Q&A: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

KWW Solicitors’ employment law specialist John Lennon answers the most common questions about the Government’s key financial support measure for PAYE employees. Please note, this article is for general information only. It does not constitute professional advice which may or may not apply to your specific circumstances. Neither John nor KWW Solicitors are responsible for

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Government advice on home moving during the Covid-19 outbreak

Given the situation in the UK with regard to the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19), the Government is urging parties involved in home moving to adapt and be flexible and to alter their usual processes. Salv Sole, our head of property, outlines the key points from the latest advice, released on 26 March 2020. Buying and

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Advice for landlords and tenants during the Covid-19 crisis

The Government published ‘Covid-19 and renting: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities’ on 28 March 2020. This guidance gives details of measures to help renters during the coronavirus crisis. It clarifies the proposals the Government announced previously for a temporary ban on evictions. Eve Crampsie of our property team reports. The measures could give

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Guidance for employers regarding Covid-19

With more cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) being reported in the UK each day, employers will be wondering how to handle the issue, especially as they may need to react fast if a situation develops in the workplace or if there are concerns about the health of a particular employee. John Lennon, employment law specialist at

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Possible impacts of Covid-19 on property transactions

For clients in the midst of trying to buy, sell or rent a property, the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak is causing particular uncertainty at all stages in the process. We want to reassure you that our property law team will continue to operate as normally as possible to keep all property transactions on course during this

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How we are conducting business

UPDATED August 6, 2021 Although Covid restrictions have been lifted, KWW Solicitors will continue to abide by some of the health and safety disciplines that served us well during the pandemic.  Clients will be able to visit our offices only if they have an appointment. If you think you need to come to the office,

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Homebuyers ‘duped’ over leasehold contracts

An investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found home buyers have been tricked into signing up to costly and unfair leasehold contracts by house developers, writes Alex Riley, KWW’s specialist leasehold solicitor. The CMA inquiry took place after complaints from customers who had bought new build leasehold homes not realising they could

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Gazundering, what it is and how to avoid it

A recent survey found over 40 per cent of all sellers are concerned about gazundering, a practice which tends to increase in a flat or falling property market. Here, Sarah Trickey, head of residential conveyancing at KWW, looks at the problem and offers some advice on how to ensure you sell your home at the

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Running a business from home

More and more people are opting to start their own business or to join the gig economy, and the past decade has seen a 74% rise in the number of people working from home. Running a business from home can give you flexibility and make for a good work-life balance. It can also be an

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Making a Will after your spouse or partner has died

Coming to terms with the death of your spouse or partner will take time, but at some point you will need to think about financial and legal issues. Once probate has been obtained and their estate has been settled, you may need to think about whether you should make a Will – or amend any

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Tips for selling your home in a flat market

Experts predict the housing market will face some challenging times in the months ahead as the number of sales continue to fall. With the average house now taking more than 19 weeks to sell, the outlook may appear disheartening if you want to sell. There are still buyers out there, searching for their next home

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Where will our children live if we separate?

Following separation parents usually want to minimise any disruption to their children, ensuring that they soon settle into a new routine – whether that is in the existing family home, or following a move to a new home.  Where your children will live may be an obvious or straightforward decision, for example if one parent

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