Remote working at Hunt & Coombs Solicitors
At Hunt & Coombs Solicitors we have put in place measures to deal with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and clients and the continuity of our service.
We have robust business continuity plans in place and most of our teams are now working from home. Our working environment and systems enable us to do this for as long as required.
During this time we would like to reassure clients that service levels will remain high and we will continue to respond to their needs and deliver quality work.
Like all professional services firms, we are adapting to this situation which means that meetings will be arranged remotely via telephone or conference call. Please contact your lawyer direct via their direct-dial (available on our website Our People page) or call 01733 882800 and you will be directed accordingly.
Please be assured that it is ‘business as usual’ at Hunt & Coombs and we wish you well in these challenging times.
Managing your personal affairs
- Support for local NHS staff and their spouses: 50% off the price of a simple Will. Read more about our offer for 50% off the price of a simple single or joint Will if you or your spouse works for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic
- How to manage your personal affairs during the coronavirus pandemic, read more about how we can help with updating or making a Will and making an LPA during the coronavirus pandemic
- What happens to child sharing arrangements in the coronavirus pandemic? Read more on the advice given under these circumstances by the Judiciary on how to maintain your child sharing arrangements when parents are self-isolating
- Stark increase in reported cases of domestic abuse during coronavirus pandemic Read more about what action can be taken to help stop domestic abuse and who can help
- The surge in domestic violence during the coronavirus lockdown has pushed the issue to the fore with the Domestic Abuse Bill, read more about the Bill and a unified approach to tackling domestic abuse
- Support available for people suffering from domestic abuse
- Living in lockdown places huge strain on us but what about those who are suffering domestic abuse? Help and guidance if you are feeling trapped and threatened in your own home during this time
- What impact is the coronavirus having on divorce and financial remedy proceedings, read more about the Family Justice System
- Coronavirus FAQs: 9 key areas for businesses to consider and the steps they can take to buy time when cash flow dries up during the coronavirus pandemic
- Coronavirus FAQs: key questions relating to contract disputes arising from the coronavirus, how to manage commercial contract disputes during the pandemic
- Debt recovery strategy during coronavirus: options available to businesses to collect money owing to them
- Read more about the Job Retention Scheme and how it can help employees and employers through the coronavirus pandemic:
- The Job Retention Scheme: businesses caught abusing the government furlough scheme beware - government plans to tackle businesses caught abusing the furlough scheme and how they may face more than claims for recovery of monies paid
- The Government guidelines for Residential Conveyancing and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic:
- Can you furlough a pub? The government considers the "furloughed space grant scheme"
- Landowners cannot obstruct public rights of way during lockdown but how are they supposed to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus? Read more about the government advice
The Court System
- Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 May: it's important to be kind to ourselves and each other during coronavirus
- Emergency measures for mental health patients during Covid-19, information for patients detained under the Mental Health Act during the coronavirus pandemic
- Read more about the current situation with the criminal court system and the impact of the coronavirus and the instruction to stay at home: Update on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the criminal court system (25/03/2020)
- HM Courts and Tribunal Services (HMCTS) and the Judiciary have consolidated the work of the courts, update concerning the consolidation of courts and court attendance (07/04/2020)