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Significant number of furloughed workers continued job during lockdown

Significant proportion of furloughed workers continued working for employers, despite scheme rules.

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Do you have a complicated trust in your will, and do you still need it?

There was a time when to make your Will tax efficient, you had to have a long and (very) complicated “Nil Rate Band Discretionary Trust”. This was before the Inheritance Tax Rules changed in 2007, so that inheritance tax allowances could be transferred between spouses.

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Employment law specialist starts work at LCF Law

Experienced employment lawyer, Gemma Sherbourne has joined LCF Law’s corporate team as a senior associate working across the company’s Leeds and Bradford offices.

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Redundancy Procedures – a reminder

The change will also apply to the calculation of statutory redundancy pay which will need to be calculated based on ‘normal’ full pay (subject to the statutory cap on a week’s pay), rather than the reduced furlough rate or an average of the last 12 weeks’ earnings.

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LCF Law expands personal team with two key appointments

Wendy Scarr and Hana Gwyn join LCF Law’s 19-strong personal law department, which is recognised throughout Yorkshire and beyond for its trusted advice and professional service.

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Yorkshire family law specialist named in prestigious industry awards guide

Rachel Spencer Robb, a Yorkshire family law expert has been named in a prestigious industry awards guide that recognises and highlights the achievements of women in law from across the globe who have impacted the legal profession with their refined experience and expertise.

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Common mistakes when registering trade marks

The value of the world’s largest brands can reach mind-blowing figures…Coca-Cola’s brand value in 2019 was $36bn (according to Brand Finance), despite their core product not necessarily being inherently any better than any other cola (although opinions may vary!). That brand value is legally protected by registered trade marks.

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New law means furloughed employees get full redundancy payments

The change will also apply to the calculation of statutory redundancy pay which will need to be calculated based on ‘normal’ full pay (subject to the statutory cap on a week’s pay), rather than the reduced furlough rate or an average of the last 12 weeks’ earnings.

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Employment Law Update | July 2020

Our regular employment law update has the latest news and developments in employment law. Contact James Austin on 01423 851138

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Non-disclosure agreements: Not worth the paper they are written on?

It is a common refrain that non-disclosure agreements (commonly known as NDAs or confidentiality agreements) are not worth the paper they are written on. However, when used properly, nothing could be further from the truth.

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