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Mar
30
Coronavirus – advice for employers – updated following government announcement on friday 20 march 2020 PART 1
Part 1 - introduction and current government advice. Updated as of advice on 29 March 2020
Mar
30
Coronavirus – advice for employers – updated following government announcement on friday 20 march 2020 PART 2
Part 2 - how can we prepare our business and workforce – some practical suggestions. Updated on the 29 March 2020
Mar
30
Coronavirus – advice for employers – updated following government announcement on friday 20 march 2020 PART 3
Part 3- how can we support our business and workforce: key messages for employers. Updated advice as of 29 March 2020.
Mar
30
Coronavirus – advice for employers – updated following government announcement on friday 20 march 2020 Part 4
Part 4 – pay, continuing work, “furlough” – the (new) future need. Updated advice as of 29 March 2020.
Mar
30
Government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Employer Guide
On Friday 20 March the Government unveiled its response to the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) on UK businesses by announcing a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. What does this scheme mean for your business and what steps will you need to comply with?
Mar
30
Coronavirus - advice for commercial landlords and tenants - tenant unable to pay lease rent
We have advised a number of landlord and tenant clients over the last couple of weeks relating to options available if coronavirus is making a tenant unable to pay their rents, and suggested ways forward for both parties.
Mar
30
How can you witness a Will in the time of Coronavirus?
The coronavirus is an unprecedented and fast-moving crisis which has understandably led to many wanting to put a Will in place. Currently, for a Will to be valid it must be signed by both the testator and two independent witnesses. As the pandemic continues to intensify and with government measures becoming stricter, some may face practical difficulties adhering to the witness formalities required to validly execute a Will.
Mar
30
Viral force - Is COVID-19 a Force Majeure event?
Many of us are by necessity becoming acquainted with home working and on 24 March 2020, the nation woke up to its first day of a national lockdown, with people risking fines if they leave home for anything other than specified reasons.
Mar
27
What issues will we need to negotiate into our key investment documents when seeking venture capital investment?
Technology start-up companies are an attractive prospect for investors due to their high growth potential, and venture capital investment in companies within this industry in the UK was at an all time high last year. 
Mar
27
STOP THE PRESS: Government Guidance to Coronavirus job retention scheme is published
Last night (26 March 2020), the government published initial guidance to its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) that it announced on Friday 20 March 2020. Emma O’Connor, Head of Training in the Employment Group explains the key headlines and advice for businesses 

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