Due to the coronavirus crisis, the Ministry of Justice is looking at changing requirements for witnessing wills. At present (and since 1837) a will must be signed by 2 independent witnesses. To 'deformalise' the signing of wills in the current self-distancing situation, the Government is discussing options such as a system where testators can write wills by hand without witnesses; or a procedure for electronic witnessing... We're monitoring this situation closely.
From 6th April 2020, changes in Employment Law have taken place. The main changes fall into three categories: Employees will have a right to a written statement of terms and conditions of employment from day 1 of their employment (instead of a written statement provided to them within two months of their start date as was previously the case); Workers will a lso be entitled to a similar right; and Employers will now have to provide a variety of additional information in the w