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Extending or building a property – part 2

View Part 1 | View Part 3 Part II - Covenants & Easements Whether you are extending your existing property or constructing a completely new property you will need to obtain planning permission and ...

Coronavirus and Commercial Property

On 23 April 2020, the Government announced new measures to protect the UK high street from aggressive rent collection and closure. The Government has temporarily restricted the use of Statutory Demands and Winding-up Petitions ...

Extending or building a property – part 1

View Part 2 | View Part 3 Whether you are extending your existing property or constructing a completely new property you might need to obtain planning permission and building regulation consents. It is important ...

Edwards Duthie Shamash instructed by HLPA

Edwards Duthie Shamash instructed by HLPA in its application to intervene in an urgent appeal relating to the stay of possession proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic The Housing Law Practitioners’ Association (“HLPA”) has been ...

Furlough Scheme and Redundancy

The vast majority of employers are behaving responsibly in these unusual times and furloughing employees where they can. Under the furlough scheme an employer can claim up to 80% of their employee’s wages from ...

Family Mediation and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Everyone has been affected by Covid-19 and the lockdown affecting us all. From businesses to courts to families everyone has had to adjust to working and living in a different way. In the first ...

Expansion of our Family Mediation team

Due to the increase in demand we are expanding our mediation team to be able to help more separating couples resolve disputes without recourse to the courts. We can help with Remote Mediations by ...

Housing Repairs and Fitness for Human Habitation

Simon Mullings of the Housing Team at Edwards Duthie Shamash discusses the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 and advises tenants to continue reporting defects to landlords during the current Covid-19 pandemic.  On ...

Covid-19 and Domestic Abuse

With domestic abuse charities reporting a significant increase in calls during the current coronavirus crisis, Fathema Khanom, Solicitor in the Family Team at Edwards Duthie Shamash, explores the legal remedies that are available to victims ...

Covid-19 and possession claims

James Harrison, Partner and Head of the Housing Team at Edwards Duthie Shamash, explores the impact of the Coronavirus Act on residential possession proceedings.  On 18 March 2020 the Government announced “a radical package ...

Changes to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

Employers should be aware that the rules for SSP have changed:If an employee is on furlough they do not qualify for SSP.If an employee is in one of the vulnerable categories and have been advised ...

Settlement Agreements and Protected Conversations

In these highly unusual and worrying times, more and more employers are issuing their employees with Settlement Agreements. These agreements are often offered to an employee following a ‘Protected Conversation’. What are Settlement Agreements? ...

Coronavirus Furlough Scheme

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON FURLOUGH The Treasury has issued an important direction to HMRC for making payments under the Furlough Scheme. Whilst this may be subject to yet further amendment, this is likely to be ...

Employment Law Changes from 6 April 2020

Given the unprecedented actions recently taken by the Chancellor in relation to Covid-19 such as the furlough scheme it would be easy to forget that there are other important employment Law changes that came ...

Coronavirus and the law

The maxim that ignorance of the law is no excuse is well known and imposes an obligation on the citizen to have an understanding of what the law is and how it can restrict ...

Bullying and harassment at work

In a recent case, a salesman who had been called a “fat ginger pikey” by his work colleagues lost his claim in the Employment Tribunal. The salesman brought a claim for harassment when, amongst ...

This place isn’t fit for human habitation

James Harrison Partner and Head of the Housing Team “This place isn’t fit for human habitation” James Harrison, Partner and Head of the Housing Team at Edwards Duthie Shamash, gives a ...

Coronavirus update

Shaun Murphy Senior Partner Coronavirus update Whilst we need to concentrate on being safe at this time, I want to reassure you that everybody at Edwards Duthie Shamash is working ...

The Hearing: Episode 48 – Gerald Shamash

The Hearing: #48 - Gerald ShamashPolitics and scandal have shaped the career of this week’s guest. Cash for Honours, MP’s expenses, phone hacking, he was there for it all — on the right side ...

Legal aid deserts and a culture of refusal

Simon Mullings is a Housing Law Specialist. Legal aid deserts and a culture of refusal In June 2019 the Guardian published an article by its legal correspondent Owen Bowcott describing reports ...

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