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03 Sep 2020

Wedding reform - Consultation launched

Today the Law Commission has launched a consultation on wedding reform.Although the issues of how, where and when wedding ceremonies can take place have become acute during the Covid-19 pandemic, this project was commenced on the 1st July 2019 w...

12 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know – Face Covering Regulations

On the 24th July new Regulations came into force in England requiring members of the public to wear a face covering whilst entering or remaining in a relevant place (The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place...

11 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know – Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships – Updated

Following a statement by the Prime Minister on 31st July, the guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships in England has been updated.On 17th July the Prime Minister has announced that small wedding receptions, for up to 30 people, could...

10 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Scotland - Collection of customer data to be give 'statutory footing'

During her regular Covid 19 briefing the Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced that the collection of customer data, already a requirement in published guidance will now be given a ‘statutory footing’. Collection of such ...

10 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know – Pubs and restaurants reopen in Wales.

From 3rd August pubs, cafes and restaurants in Wales are able to serve people indoors.The further relaxation of lockdown restrictions which came into effect from 3rd August included:groups of up to 30 people can meet outdoorschildren under...

03 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - New guidance for temporary off-sales.

The Government have today (Monday 3rd August) published new guidance relating to the alcohol licensing provisions in the Business and Planning Act 2020.The provisions in the Act temporarily modify the Licensing Act 2003 to provide an automatic e...