Some rules for visas relaxed due to COVID-19 – but do they go far enough?

Coronavirus has everyone feeling nervous, whether it is concern for the health of family members, missing the freedom of the pre-coronavirus world, or financial worries that come with being in lockdown – most people have been negatively affected in some way.   For those who rely on visas to remain and work in the UK, […]

Building Success from Disaster: Tomorrow belongs to the prepared

When the coronavirus struck and Boris Johnson placed the UK on lock-down on 23 March 2020, the UK’s housing market was left in total turmoil and potential sellers and buyers in the lurch.   Current government advice states that house viewings should be avoided. Recent guidelines issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local […]

Lisa’s Law – Your Online Solicitor!

Business is operating as usual here at Lisa’s Law Solicitors, and we have many brand new developments to ensure a high quality and efficient legal service is provided to our clients.   While rules relating to coronavirus mean people now have to stay indoors, we have adapted and brought in new technology which allows clients […]

Child Abduction Proceedings and other Litigation Concerns – Amendments made amid Coronavirus

Amendments have been made to the practice and case management rules around Child Abduction Proceedings due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The new guidance will be in place until further notice.   International Child Abduction and Contact Unit:   The ICACU staff are now operating remotely and are encouraging other Central Authorities to submit applications by […]

Coronavirus outbreak has thousands thinking about wills – we are here to help

The demand for wills has understandably increased since the outbreak of the coronavirus, with more people starting to contemplate their end of life plans. Financial consultancy firm deVere Group have revealed that the demand for wills jumped by 76% in the past fortnight alone.   People want to make sure everything is in place so […]

Housing possession proceedings suspended for 90 days

After considerable consultation on the impact of COVID-19, the court service has suspended all ongoing housing possession proceedings until June 25th 2020 – this means that neither cases currently in nor those about to start can progress to the stage where someone could be evicted.   This suspension will apply to those in both England […]

Coronavirus and the housing market – is it best to hold fire on moving home?

Whether it’s buying your first home, moving to a new location or selling a property that you’ve wanted to get rid of for years, navigating the property market can be a massively stressful and financially significant experience.   With the added complications of the coronavirus, this process is now even more challenging; many people have […]

Visa extensions and switches due to coronavirus – who can benefit and how can we help?

In response to the increasing severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Home Office have altered their immigration policy to allow those with visa’s soon to expire or without status to apply for extension or switch into other type of visas without having to leave the UK, in order to alleviate mass anxiety surrounding this issue. […]

Home Office has granted easy visa extensions until 31 May due to coronavirus

The situation for people who are in the UK on an expiring visa and unable to leave because of travel restrictions is a very serious one, which the government has now addressed.   The official guidance says:   If you’re in the UK and your leave expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 May 2020: […]

What support is available for businesses during the coronavirus crisis?

The government has announced details of their support schemes for businesses during this difficult time, as you may have read about in our previous article here.   Businesses of all shapes and sizes may have been forced to close their doors for the foreseeable future in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.   […]

Has your business been affected by Coronavirus? We can help you receive Government Aid!

Coronavirus has hit the business world hard, and everyone is understandably very worried.   Rishi Sunak has pledged £330bn worth of aid and cuts to help businesses through these uncertain times.   We value all of our clients greatly, and we know that many of them own businesses of various sizes – we will not […]

Budget 2020 – Tackling Coronavirus and Helping the Vulnerable?

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak today unveiled the new Conservative government Budget for 2020.   Sunak’s speech was made confidently despite the added pressure of the coronavirus outbreak and he promised to invest massive amounts of money into the NHS, UK businesses, and environmental issues amongst other things.   This article will focus on […]

Containment Phase to Continue – Cobra Coronavirus Meeting Confirms

Boris Johnson held another Cobra meeting today to discuss the coronavirus and how the UK plans to handle it.   Those at the meeting, which included leading health experts, Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty and senior politicians, concluded that the UK should remain in the ‘containment’ phase of its plan.   This means that measures […]

Money worries and travel chaos – Coronavirus saga continues

The number of people in the UK who have tested positive for the coronavirus now stands at 115, and that number is only going to get higher as the days go by.   The outbreak has caused much uncertainty and disruption, especially regarding travel, work and school life.   It has been predicted that, in […]

Coronavirus Crisis – Your Rights as a Worker

Coronavirus is at the front of everyone’s mind, and has been for some time.   Schools have been closing across the UK over fears that pupils and staff have been exposed to the virus, either from being on holiday in affected countries or contracting it from those around them.   The virus has now fully […]

Coronavirus battle plan in the UK

Current data on the coronavirus (COVID-19) shows that everyone in the UK is susceptible to catching the disease and more likely than not it will have a massive effect on how the country operates.   The vast majority of those who catch coronavirus will experience mild to moderate symptoms, but it is highly infectious and […]

Coronavirus ‘very likely’ to be a significant challenge for UK says Boris Johnson

Widespread transmission of coronavirus in the UK is now “highly likely”, Public Health England (PHE) has said.   Director for Health Protection Paul Cosford said the country must be prepared.   What’s the global situation?   The number of people killed worldwide by the coronavirus has exceeded 3,000, with China reporting 42 more deaths. More […]

Coronavirus: immigration guidance if you’re unable to return to China from the UK

Coronavirus has been at the front of everyone’s mind over the past few weeks. It is a scary situation when an illness like this one begins to spread, and it is very easy for people to start thinking the worst and panicking.   One thing that has been done to reduce the spreading of coronavirus […]