It has generally been recognised within the medical and legal sectors that personal representatives of a deceased person were entitled to disclosure of the deceased’s medical records in any circumstances with other individuals only having the right to such disclosure if they had a claim which may arise out of the patient’s death.
Coronavirus & potential traps when looking to offload redundant business space
In last week’s article Tim Blackman and Nick Carter discussed the sorts of advice that businesses have been requesting since the start of the lockdown. This started with questions about the best way of adjusting lease payments to support tenants at this time and more recently about whether leases can be terminated early or if they can reduce the amount of space...
Updated – Employer Guide to Job Retention Scheme (15 June 2020)
The speed with which the Coronavirus has changed the way we live and work is unprecedented. Despite the HMRC portal for the government’s Job Retention Scheme (JRS) going live on Monday 20 April 2020, the JRS but it continues to be updated and has been further extended. It is now due to end on 31 October 2020.
COVID-19 - Impact on commerical contracts - Part 2
Since publishing our first article about the impact of Covid-19 on commercial contracts the Government has published the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill, which is set to bring in a number of sweeping changes to UK insolvency law.
Two weeks ago on 18th May 2020, the Government’s controversial Immigration Bill was voted through the House of Commons, reminding us that, despite the industry being in the grip of a global pandemic, it still needs to prepare for the future and a new immigration landscape.
Similar to purchasing the latest bit of tech, where no sooner do you leave the shop (when at least they were open) a new model is released rendering yours almost obsolete, the same could be said of the ever changing landscape surrounding the response to the Covid-19 outbreak.