Our Covid 19 working practices – November 2020

By COVID-19, Machins News

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement about a further national lockdown beginning on Thursday 5th November, we wanted to reassure you about how we will continue to provide you with the advice and support you need during this time. Throughout the pandemic our top priority has always been the health and safety of our staff, clients

Employment tribunal capacity to be increased due to Covid

The government is introducing a series of changes to increase the flexibility and capacity of the employment tribunal system during the Covid-19 pandemic. The new measures will also allow tribunals to deal with increasing caseloads, following the abolition of employment tribunal fees in July 2017. It means there will be more remote hearings so tribunals

Mother wins appeal over contact with children during Covid-19

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the principles allowing parents to have contact with their children who are in care continued to apply during Covid-19, even though it could create practical difficulties for local authorities. The issue arose after a mother appealed against a decision that face-to-face contact with her three young children should

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