The end of the UK furlough scheme

Furlough ending

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was introduced to support businesses with retaining staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Under the CJRS, staff members who would have otherwise been laid-off […]

The new ‘dognapping’ offence

The new ‘dognapping’ offence

After a rise in reported thefts during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with over 2,000 dogs being stolen in 2020, the UK Government has confirmed that ‘dognapping’ or pet abduction is […]

Employee data protection

Employee data protection

The UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) set out the basic legal rules on protecting data belonging to private individuals. These data protection […]

Electrical safety in rented property and what it means for you

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1 June 2020 and apply to all private landlords in England. Under the Regulations, […]

Can employers make vaccination against coronavirus mandatory?

Vaccinations against COVID-19 are not currently mandatory, apart from in certain sectors (eg care homes) However, the question remains as to whether employers will be able to make vaccination a […]

Making financial terms and conditions clearer

“Clear, fair and not misleading” are the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) criteria for banks’ communications.  While financial firms must already treat consumers fairly, the FCA (the body which regulates financial […]

Emergency right to rent measures are ending. What’s changing?

As a response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government introduced a temporary change to the right to rent checks landlords need to carry out for prospective tenants in March 2020. […]

We’re hiring! Consultant Solicitors

About the role We’re looking to expand the number of consultants we work with to provide legal advice. We’re particularly interested in people with experience in: Non-contentious divorce law. We […]

Customer Stories – Meet Pickled Pepper Books

Meet Pickled Pepper Books, a business Rocket Lawyer helped with a legal issue. Pickled Pepper Books is a specialist children’s bookshop, cafe and events space in Crouch End, North London. […]