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Articles by ‘Marianne Johns’

Opinion  |  30:09:21

Throughout the pandemic, the Government put into place legislative measures with the enactment of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020. The aim of the legislation was to help and protect businesses and commercial tenants struggling financially due to Covid-19 by preventing the use of certain remedies.

As of 1 October 2021, some of that protection will be gone.

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Opinion  |  01:07:21

Throughout the pandemic, the Government put into place legislative measures with the enactment of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 to help and protect businesses and commercial tenants struggling financially due to Covid-19 by preventing the use of certain remedies.

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Opinion  |  28:04:21

On 4 May 2021, the Government will be launching the Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space) in order to grant those with problem debt the right to some protection from creditors. While this is timely in terms of those for whom Covid has seriously impacted their finances, the scheme is actually part of a much wider picture of helping debtors to pay off their creditors under less stress.

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post  |  06:02:20

HM Courts & Tribunal Service (HMCTS) has recently rolled out a scheme, initially piloted by a few firms, on a national level, allowing solicitors access to the online divorce service previously only available to individuals. So what are the advantages of divorcing online, and why should you get a solicitor to do what you can do yourself?

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Opinion  |  06:08:19

The Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 (the ”Act”), also known as Claudia’s Law, came into effect on 31 July 2019. It is designed to provide relief for the families of those who have been missing for 90 days or more. We look at the issues involved, and whether or not it provides sufficient safeguards for the missing.

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