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.

The gender pay gap

The Government has been saying that businesses should account for the differential in pay which is received by women when compared with men. The Regulations were brought into force on 6 April 2017

Is Obesity a disability?

The Equality Act of 2010 refers to protected characteristics of which having a disability is one.

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

 

We are working towards re-opening our office doors for clients and third parties.

At the moment we remain closed for all but essential meetings and strictly by appointment.

However, we will be re-opening the office between 1pm and 2pm to enable you to produce ID or drop off or collect documents more easily

On entry, you will be required to obey social distancing rules and to use the provided hand sanitiser 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 hope to fully re-open in the very near future.

 

Work in the meantime will otherwise continue as normal (or as normal as possible) with meetings and communication taking place via telephone and email instead.

 

Please call us on 01787 880440 to discuss any matters, including new matters. 

 

Information on costs for many areas, including Wills can be found on our website

 

Thank you

The Directors of Bates Wells & Braithwaite