Introducing Monika Sargeant

The Directors of Bates Wells & Braithwaite are pleased to welcome Monika Sargeant as a Solicitor dealing with Employment Law as well as Corporate and Company Commercial matters.

Good News in Difficult Times

The Directors of Bates Wells & Braithwaite Limited, Sudbury, Solicitors (BWB) are pleased to announce the appointment of Glenn Blair to the Board as a Director and Head of their Private Client Department.

Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay

On 6th April 2020, parents and primary carers who suffer the loss of a child will be entitled to at least two weeks’ paid parental bereavement leave.

Lay off and short time working

The economic effects of the coronavirus virus means many employers will faced a downturn in business and have to make costs savings.

Changes to IR 35 2020

UPDATE 27/03/2020: Since writing our article on the propose changes to IR35 the Government has delayed the controversial IR35 reform by one year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Please note that Bates Wells & Braithwaite are still operating during the Covid-19 crisis and will be throughout.

 

We are pleased to confirm we are now reopening our office doors for clients and third parties.

 

Please note that in line with Government guidance, all visitors will be required to wear a face mask (unless you are exempt) 

 

You can enter reception during our standard opening hours of 9:00am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday to enable you to produce ID or drop off or collect documents or to attend a pre-arranged meeting.

 

  • All meetings will still be strictly by appointment only and where possible we ask that you arrange appointments by contacting us by telephone or email in order to assist social distancing measures.
  • We ask that you please do not arrive early or late to an appointment as we have to strictly control the numbers of people entering the building at any one time.
  • On entry, you will be required to obey social distancing rules and to use the hand sanitiser provided prior to approaching reception.
  • To assist with social distancing, you may find you are asked to wait on the pavement outside the office, or that the front door is locked in order to control the number of people in reception at any one time.

We have a visual walk-through you can access by clicking here to outline all the rules and precautions we have had to put in place

 

If you are not yet ready to attend our offices we will still offer telephone appointments where possible.

 

Please call us on 01787 880440 to discuss existing or new instructions.

 

Thank you

The Directors of Bates Wells & Braithwaite