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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 ...

Selling an investment property in 2020

Tony Wolton, Property & Commercial/Corporate Consultant at Edwards Duthie Shamash. Email Tony Selling an investment property in 2020 If you are considering whether to sell an investment property in the New ...

Top 25 Public Policy Lawyers – Gerald Shamash

Gerald Shamash, Equity Partner at Edwards Duthie Shamash. Top 25 Public Policy Lawyers - Gerald Shamash Gerald Shamash is a leading practitioner and a solicitor to The Labour Party. Born and ...

A practical guide to reducing bad debts

Kavita Rana, Solicitor & Partner at Edwards Duthie Shamash Download as PDF A practical guide to reducing bad debts How effective is your credit control? To what extent do you rely ...

First Time Buyer’s Guide to buying a property

Daveena Seepaul is a qualified Solicitor with 17 years residential property experience, she trained and qualified within a specialist residential firm, where she was a partner for the 12 years prior to ...

Legal Aid – Death by a thousand cuts

Shaun Murphy, Senior Partner at Edwards Duthie Shamash. Edwards Duthie Shamash in the Law Gazette With legal aid lawyers regularly working 60+ hours a week, practitioners are not treated in a ...

Reducing the Fire Risk

Kavita Rana, Solicitor & Partner at Edwards Duthie Shamash who are acting for a number of residents affected by the fire of the 9th June 2019. Reducing the Fire Risk ...

Chambers & Partners 2020

Chambers & Partners 2020 Listing COURT OF PROTECTION What the team is known for Respected team frequently instructed by the Official Solicitor to act in high-profile and complex health and welfare cases. Particularly ...

Successful at Golf Hearing

Shaun Murphy, Senior Partner at Edwards Duthie Shamash. Edwards Duthie Shamash Successful at Golf Hearing We represented a client before a Disciplinary Tribunal of his golf club, where our client was ...

Wanstead Fringe 2019

Edwards Duthie Shamash continue to be proud sponsors of the Wanstead Fringe Event. The Wanstead Fringe is a community event spread over 9 days, with a range of cultural and artistic events. The ...

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