Stamp Duty Land Tax ‘holiday’
202007.09

Stamp Duty Land Tax ‘holiday’

Further to the Chancellor’s earlier announcement HMRC have now issued further details of the much talked about SDLT holiday. Buyers will benefit from this reduction if they complete a purchase any time from 8 July 2020 until 31 March 2021. For individuals that have not owned property before (or have owned property previously but will…

#Gladtocare Awareness Week
202007.08

#Gladtocare Awareness Week

This week (6th-12th July 2020) is #GladtoCare Awareness Week and here at Gordons, we want to show our support for this campaign to celebrate the wonderful efforts of those working in the care industry. This social media campaign is designed to maximise the online presence of providers and afford them with an opportunity to show…

The 10,000 Steps for Justice was a success!
202006.09

The 10,000 Steps for Justice was a success!

Members of our team, at Gordons Partnership LLP, signed up to take part in the London Legal Walk which is a 10K walk to support the frontline free legal advice services. In 2019, 15,000 people took on 10k for Justice at the London Legal Walk, raising a record breaking £890,000. The walk was meant to take…

Where next for vape?
202005.29

Where next for vape?

P3 Pharmacy magazine recently published an article written by our Healthcare Regulatory Lawyer, Susan Hunneyball. Read the full article below. “Solicitor Susan Hunneyball reviews the legal situation with regard to vaping products, in the light of new official advice and two potential deaths. A BBC report in January that there had been two deaths potentially…

Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 May 2020
202005.20

Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 May 2020

According to Mind, approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year. It is time that mental wellbeing is taken seriously. With the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week being ‘kindness’, here at Gordons we have put together some top tips for being kind to yourself. It…

Future Fund Explained
202005.18

Future Fund Explained

What is it? UK Government support in the form of loans between £125,000 and £5,000,000. Who qualifies? Fast-growing, privately-owned, UK registered companies. What qualifies as ‘fast-growing’?  The company must have raised at least £250,000 in equity investment from third party investors in the last five years. When is it available? Scheme due to launch in…

Let’s get moving again!
202005.14

Let’s get moving again!

The Government is keen to get the housing market moving again and we are sure many homeowners and buyers are equally keen to get moving. Estate agents are now allowed to open again and with viewings able to take place, the media have reported upsurges of interest in moving. As always Gordons’ experienced residential conveyancing…

Inquests resulting from COVID-19 deaths in care homes
202005.12

Inquests resulting from COVID-19 deaths in care homes

Care Management Matters recently published an article where Neil Grant – Partner & Health and Social Care Solicitor – and Joshua Morrison – Regulatory Solicitor – shared tips for avoiding inquests around COVID-19 deaths in care homes following the Chief Coroner’s latest guidance. Read the full article here.

COVID-19 Vaccinations: A Legal View
202005.12

COVID-19 Vaccinations: A Legal View

Chemist+Druggist recently published an article written by Susan Hunneyball, Healthcare Regulatory Lawyer, titled “Legal view: The challenges of pharmacists delivering COVID-19 vaccines.” In the article Susan discusses the regulatory challenges community pharmacies would have to overcome in order for them to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine in the future. Read the full article here.

Review: medicines reuse guidance
202005.07

Review: medicines reuse guidance

P3 Pharmacy recently published an article written by our very own Healthcare Regulatory Lawyer, Susan Hunneyball. The article titled “Review: medicines reuse guidance” covers the new government issued guidance on running a medicines reuse scheme in a care home or hospice setting and how community pharmacists will need to consider elements of the new guidance as part…

CQC’s Emergency Support Framework
202005.05

CQC’s Emergency Support Framework

Introduction On Friday 1 May, CQC published details of what it calls its Emergency Support Framework (“ESF”), setting out how it will interact with providers and managers during the pandemic and for an undefined period thereafter. I am pleased to see this at long last as I have been asking CQC for sight of it…

COVID-19 – Domestic Violence and the spike in divorce rates
202005.04

COVID-19 – Domestic Violence and the spike in divorce rates

With there being no sign of the lockdown restrictions lifting, thousands of couples living in the UK are struggling to cope with the close proximities they are faced with, in the same household as their spouse and possibly children. It is clear that the rates of domestic violence in the UK have risen to exceptional…