29th April 2020

As we begin the month of May, it is perhaps a quieter, calmer month from an employment law perspective compared to that of March and April. In early March, most businesses were continuing to function without much thought of the virus ...

22nd April 2020

Everybody is all too aware of the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown that is slowly defeating it – the news speaks of literally nothing else. What is less reported in the press is the very significant financial impact this is having ...

16th April 2020

The ”lockdown” and social distancing guidance published by the Government on 23 March 2020 was designed with one key aim in mind: to save lives. Staying home helps the NHS, stops the spread of COVID-19 and keeps people safe. But what ...

2nd April 2020

As you may expect, the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated employment law this month with new updates on an almost daily basis. Below is just a summary of the changes, but if you have any queries, please do contact us for further advice on ...

Hills
1st April 2020

Business owners should take advice from an expert commercial or employment solicitor on specific contracts and how the issues set out could apply to their own business.  There are a number of sources of information on the internet that ...

Trees
25th March 2020

The President of the Family Division has issued further guidance for the parents of children who are subject to child arrangements orders during the current Coronavirus pandemic. The key message is that ‘where Coronavirus restrictions ...

24th March 2020

We remain fully open for business to assist our clients during the current global outbreak of the Coronavirus, COVID-19. In line with current government advice, our offices in Petersfield and Midhurst remain open and operational ...

23rd March 2020

A civil partnership is a relationship between two people of the same sex or opposite sex – known as civil partners. Once registered, your civil partnership will mean that your relationship is legally recognised and will provide you ...

20th March 2020

MacDonald Oates remains fully open for business and is committed to providing you with the best possible service, tailored to your individual needs. As a responsible business we will continue to monitor and adhere to Government advice ...

Employment Law
18th March 2020

With more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), being reported in the UK each day, employers will be wondering how to handle the issue especially as they may need to react fast if a situation develops in the workplace or if there are ...

18th March 2020

We are delighted to welcome Emily Bower to our family department. Emily joins us as a Solicitor with more than 10 years’ experience. Tim Melville-Walker, Partner and Head of Family, stated “I am delighted that Emily has joined our ...

16th March 2020

From 6 April 2020 legislation will increase compensation limits and other statutory payments. Compensation limit Maximum limit on a weeks pay will increase from £525 to £538. Maximum compensatory award at an Employment Tribunal will ...