Free Will registration month 2024

Throughout May, the National Will Register is offering free registration of Wills. This campaign will hopefully not only remind everyone to get their Will registered, but to ensure they have written their first one or updated an existing draft. We know that for many people, the prospect of writing their Will can be unsettling, bringing…

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Stress to calm in 7 minutes for lawyers

Rowberry Morris congratulate Beverley Densham and Janey Lee Grace on the publication of their book Stress to calm in 7 minutes for lawyers. It is a practical guide for lawyers and their support teams that teaches them tools for managing stress and improving resilience. The beauty of the tools is their simplicity and the small…

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Employment Newsletter January 2023

ACAS updates its advice on how to handle staff suspensions ACAS has updated its advice on suspensions during investigations at work. The new advice covers the decision whether to suspend someone, the process to do so, supporting the employee’s mental health during suspension as well as pay and holiday. Employers should consider each situation carefully…

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Rowberry Morris continue their positive momentum after being named in Legal 500

For more than three decades, the Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, highlighting which teams are providing the most cutting edge and comprehensive legal advice. Therefore, the inclusion of our firm in the most recent employment shortlist is an important achievement and one that demonstrates our commitment to delivering…

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The Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 2021

The government has temporarily introduced the Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 2021 which came into effect on Friday 17 December 2021. The new regulations extend the period that employees can self-certify they are sick to 28 days rather than the usual seven days. The government is hoping that this will free up GP’s time…

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Covid Update for Employers

Following the recent announcement, updated guidance advises that everyone who can work from home should do so. This is likely to remain in place for at least six weeks, with a review after three weeks. Whether or not workers will be attending the office is largely a matter for employers to decide after considering all…

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Where there’s a Will there’s a way

No one likes to talk about death, but you can leave problems for your family if you don’t make plans. It can feel daunting, but making a will can be straightforward and won’t cost the earth. Tips for arranging your will: Choose who draws up your will wisely Will drafting is full of pitfalls for…

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Will my Inheritance still be mine if we get divorced?

For unmarried couples, the answer is usually straightforward. In most cases it will belong to the person who received it and they will not be under any legal obligation to share it. For married couples and civil partners, the answer is more complicated.  Firstly, there is an obligation to disclose the extent of the inheritance…

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Successfully transitioned to working from home?

Have you successfully transitioned from working in a rented office space to working from home. Do you want the improved work-life balance to continue post the Coronavirus pandemic? Well it might be time to exercise the break clause in your commercial lease.   Before serving the break notice, one must review the provisions of the…

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