22nd April 2020.
Covid-19 Legal Support.
If you’re looking for legal support as a business or individual during this time, we’ve put together a hub of information across key practice areas including business and corporate, charities, commercial property, family, private client and employment legal services.
From regional team contacts on hand to offer the latest advice and guidance on changing legislation, to a broad range of updates from our experts which highlight practical considerations for employers, employees, families and individuals, we’re ready to support you.
Check out our Covid-19 Legal Support services hub.
Our latest updates:
Business & Corporate
Steps that directors should consider in fulfilling their duties – by Robert Lyons
From planning and communication, to health and safety and supply contracts, this is a useful checklist for company directors to consider in the current climate.
Data protection and coronavirus Q&A – by Vanessa Williams
A quick round-up covering ICO rules during the pandemic, home-working security and collecting employee health data.
Commercial contracts – who bears the loss? – by Chris Robinson
A detailed look at where the losses might fall under supply chain and back-to-back contracts.
When parties are unable to perform their contractual obligations – by Emyr Kerfoot
A focus on when ‘frustration’ could apply if a force majeure clause does not cover the situation.
How the Job Retention Scheme works – by Hina Belitz
An overview of the government scheme introducing the concept of furlough, where that applies and who is eligible.
Employment law considerations for employers – by Sarah King
A broad look at furlough leave, statutory sick pay, home working and closure of a site or factory.
Charities and coronavirus Q&A – by Vanessa Williams
Looking at AGMs and filing of report and accounts, serious incident reporting and data protection.
Considerations for landlords and tenants – by Richard Osborn
A round-up of the temporary and targeted measures to protect commercial tenants and support landlords during the pandemic.
Separated parents and the issue of child custody – by Naomi Lelliott and Lindsay Yateman
Quarantine brings many challenges to separated families and this provides practical considerations for families including Child Arrangement Orders and exemptions to the ‘stay at home’ rule.
How the virus is affecting the signing and witnessing of wills – by Dawn Joughin
As people rush to put their affairs in order, there are a number of practical solutions that can be considered if writing a will at this time.
Dedicated support from our regional teams:
Working with you
We are invested in the success and well-being of our clients and partners. Our established commercial practice has the depth of resource and geographical coverage to support those whose business operations or daily lives have been impacted by the pandemic.
As a leading, new-model law firm which has always operated a fully agile business structure, we also have the systems, processes and a decade of expertise to advise those working in new ways.