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Individuals in England and Wales will be able to have their Wills witnessed remotely until 31 January 2024, extending measures brought in during the pandemic (read original update here) to assist those who are unable to have their Wills witnessed in person due to factors such as isolating, shielding or from other vulnerabilities. Video technology, […]
It has been widely reported that Ikea has taken the decision to cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff who need to self-isolate because they have been identified as a ‘close contact’. However, Ikea has confirmed that there may be exceptions to this and that staff will still be entitled to receive Statutory Sick Pay. As […]
January is typically renowned as a busy month for divorce lawyers as many people resolve to make life changes at the beginning of a new year. If you are contemplating divorce, here are some answers to commonly asked questions you might be asking yourself. When can I apply for divorce and how long will it […]
2021 was another busy and turbulent year for HR and employment law professionals. As the year draws to a close, the Hay & Kilner employment team looks ahead to what we can expect in 2022:  Temporary change to self-certification: in an effort to free-up GP capacity during the booster program, the rules for SSP self-certification have […]
Staff at North East law firm Hay & Kilner have marked the practice’s 75th anniversary by raising more than one hundred times that number for a regional suicide prevention and education charity. The Newcastle-headquartered firm originally adopted the If U Care Share Foundation as its dedicated charity for 2020 and then extended the relationship through […]
Imagine the following scenario: one morning you wake up and sense that something isn’t right. You are not sure what – your legs feel weak, and you lose control of your bladder. You attend hospital and eventually you are diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome (a compression and swelling of the nerves at the lower end […]
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