Macnabs Managing Partner, Ruth Croman, has recently been accredited by FLAGS as a Family Law Arbitrator. A well-respected family lawyer, Ruth is a member of the Family Law Association, Consensus Collaboration Scotland and is accredited as a Specialist in both Family Law and Child Law. Macnabs boasts one of the most experienced and highly qualified teams of family law solicitors in Perthshire and Tayside.
Arbitration is an alternative method of dispute resolution, where the parties involved choose to appoint an impartial family arbitrator to resolve their family problems, outside of the Courts. It is an ideal approach for people who want to resolve a family dispute without the delay and expense of the court process, especially in the current challenging climate where the Courts are currently effectively closed for all but urgent cases due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to wide-ranging changes across the country and the property industry is facing it’s own particular challenges.
The message in Scotland is still to “Stay At Home’ and many landlords are no doubt struggling with the impact this is having. Thousands of businesses will be working with limited capacity and limited income, causing problems with their cash flow, which will in turn impact on the ability to pay rent at the same rate. Likewise, with 6.3 million people temporarily laid off by 800,000 companies and nearly a quarter of British employees furloughed in the last fortnight, according to HMRC, domestic rent will be a struggle for many.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly impacted businesses in the UK, with whole industries - such as hospitality and travel - almost grounding to a halt, leaving many employers facing tough decisions when it comes to staff retention.
In light of this, and in a bid to support those impacted by the virus, the government announced the introduction of temporary new measures. These measures come as welcome news to employers, as they aim to provide financial assistance to help businesses retain their workforce through the coronavirus crisis and safeguard workers from being made redundant.
We as a nation have entered into uncharted territory as a result of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With our daily office trips and weekend activities stripped from our usual routine, we have been put in a state of unease about what we can and cannot do.
Although there are not many things we can control just now, one thing we can do is take this extra time at home to reflect on our estate planning. Getting your legal documents in order, especially your Will, is one of the best ways to use this time effectively.