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Samuel Phillips Law Blog

Month: February 2020


Coronavirus – Employment Issues

As of 27 February 2020, 7690 people have been tested in the UK for Coronavirus. All bar 15 were negative. The risk has been raised in the UK from low to moderate by the Chief Medical Officer. Coronavirus is a virus which typically causes fever and a cough. In the elderly or those with compromised immune systems, the symptoms can be much more severe, even life-threatening.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Your tax year end checklist

When the clock strikes midnight on 5th April, millions of pounds of tax allowances and exemptions will be lost without being used. We caught up with Simon Davis from The Grove Private Wealth Limited to get his top tips for maximising your allowances, whatever stage of life you are at.


Managing Through Financial Distress – Redundancy

A recent report by Begbies Traynor, corporate recovery and insolvency experts, suggests that as many as 494,000 UK businesses are in significant financial distress. This number of almost half a million businesses is the highest in 16 years and 81% up on figures reported in 2016. This suggests that uncertainty over the political landscape, specifically Brexit, has played a major part in the commercial downturn.


Is it Time to Take Executive Search In-House?

Most organisations have well-drafted and rehearsed recruitment procedures and for 99 out of 100 vacancies this process works for you. But what about the executive hire? How do you ensure that you land the best possible candidate available for the package you have on offer? Do you outsource?


Increase in Disability Discrimination Cases

A recent research exercise commissioned by the Financial Times has identified an upturn in claims related to disability discrimination. As with other claim classifications disability cases fell away with the introduction of tribunal fees in 2013 but since their removal in late 2017 cases have steadily returned to previous levels. According to the latest statistics they have now surpassed those seen before 2013.

Wills, Probate & Trust

How long would your business survive without access to the business bank account?

Your banking app or internet banking service being down for just a day can be hugely inconvenient. Imagine that it was not just being unable to view your statement or make new one off payments, but that all of your accounts were actually frozen.

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