COVID-19 Client Guidance

Our building was closed on Monday 23rd March 2020, since then our solicitors and support staff have all worked remotely and we have continued to provide a full service to our new and existing clients. We have remained in contact with our clients, staff and suppliers via e mail, telephone, the postal service and video conferencing which we have found to be extremely successful.

We remain committed to reopening our building as soon as it is safe to do so and we have been busy ensuring our offices will be a safe place for our staff and clients.

Please do re-visit this page as we will post updates on a regular basis.

The Vanderpump & Sykes legal team.

Remote Hearings in the Family Courts: the new norm?

By Liz Orman, family & matrimonial lawyer Given the current COVID-19 crisis, the Family Courts are having to adapt in the way they work.   Many people feel that this change in working practice is long over due and that moving forward the...

Child Arrangements During the Coronavirus Crisis

By Liz Orman, family & matrimonial lawyer What does the government’s advice to “stay at home” mean for those parents who do not live with their children?  Understandably, many parents whose children are the subject of a...

Coronavirus and the Importance of Wills

by Sukjeet Sandhu, private client lawyer Time to plan With all the uncertainty arising from the Coronavirus and when things may get back to normal, rest assured that we can still provide you with the certainty of having a Will prepared. ...

Covid-19 - Employment Law Advice

by Richard Stephens, employment lawyer In these strange and unusual times, I continue to be available to provide support and guidance to employers and employees. The pandemic has obviously had a huge impact on SME’s and large global...

Family matters in unprecedented times

By Liz Orman, family & matrimonial lawyer As we find ourselves in unprecedented times in this country, many of us still face the challenge of having to deal with divorce, separation and co-parenting whilst we remain in lockdown.  It is very...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

by Richard Stephens, employment lawyer​ What is it? It is a temporary scheme which has been put in place by the government for an initial period of three months starting from 1 March 2020.  It is designed to help employers whose...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

by Richard Stephens, employment lawyer What is it? It is a temporary scheme which has been put in place by the government for an initial period of three months starting from 1 March 2020.  It is designed to help employers whose operations have...

Landlord & Tenant - an update on residential possession proceedings

by Tim McLeish Is it true there is a three month ban on new possession proceedings? Not quite. The government announced a package of measures to protect tenants which at first appeared to be a complete ban on evictions but in reality the Coronavirus Act...