It's hard to get one's head round .GOV's policy on the father's participation and attendance to scans, let alone birth itself.
Other than the obvious and immediate adversity caused to both partners, the list of possible direct and indirect ramifications are as long as my arm – some of which I have paraphrased non-scientifically below.
Physical, psychological and emotional issues for both the mother and baby’s health without the partner’s support during both pregnancy and birth
Psychological and emotional issues for…
The Covid-19 crisis saw nearly half of Britain’s 30 million employees working from home. In addition 9 million people were placed on the furlough scheme. From 1 August the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s return to work message to England and Wales was clear.
Despite this, Wales have recently set a target of 30% of workers to remain working at home on a regular basis. The Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford is seeking “changes to Wales' working culture”. This comes following…
Taking the positive out of lockdown - health check your business and upgrade your legals!
While we are all hopefully staying healthy and safe, this is also a time to refocus on business and protect what we’ve worked so hard to build.
Contracts and breaches of contract due to lockdown?
We’ve blogged here about the most frequently asked questions around performing or not performing obligations under a contract, namely “force majeure” and how on earth does it work in…
Buying and selling houses during lockdown: to move or not to move?
We’ve seen a lot of articles and blogs on this topic and thought we’d offer a bit more detail.
Covid-19 and the current lockdown situation has of course caused concern for everyone, but what if you are due to move house? What are the implications of the lockdown: should you exchange contracts if you haven’t yet, what happens if you have exchanged but don’t want to move during…
Contracts and Covid-19: What does it mean? Are contracts still binding under lockdown ?
The ongoing epidemic has posed significant risks to businesses with disruptions in supply chains, cancellations of events and the closure of many services, but what does this mean for contracts that are in place? Is there a “get out of jail free card” to avoid obligations?
Under English law contracts are, in principle, absolute. In general terms, any failure to perform an obligation under a contract…