Coronavirus News

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
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 
Mar
27
Coronavirus and whether landlords can close tenanted buildings
We have advised a number of landlord clients over the last couple of weeks as to the impact of coronavirus on the management of their buildings and whether they are permitted to close buildings indefinitely.
Mar
27
Residential Leases and Coronavirus – Advice for Landlords and Management Companies
With the advice surrounding Coronavirus changing on a daily basis, landlords and management companies alike find themselves questioning their rights and obligations in terms of their residential leases. After increased pressure from campaigners, the Government has introduced emergency legislation aimed at protecting both tenants and landlords during this period of national emergency.
Mar
25
Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility and the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
The Chancellor has announced a series of financial aids for UK businesses and also provided further details of the Covid Corporate Financing Facility. Please note that the Government’s advice and guidance to individuals and businesses is changing rapidly as the UK battles the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar
25
Government steps in to assist Leisure and Hospitality sector who require financial assistance as a result of COVID-19
The Chancellor has announced a series of financial aids for UK businesses and also provided further details of the Covid Corporate Financing Facility. Please note that the Government’s advice and guidance to individuals and businesses is changing rapidly as the UK battles the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar
25
Coronavirus self isolation sick notes
The government have launched an online self-isolation sick note which is available online.
Mar
25
Coronavirus – Advice and Support for Businesses
At this difficult and incredibly uncertain time, as employers, our first thoughts must be with the health and wellbeing of ourselves, our families and our people.
Mar
25
COVID-19 – Impact on commercial contracts
Unless you have a written contract with specific terms which permits termination of the contract by either party without cause, under English law there is no automatic right to terminate or cancel a contract regardless of your reasons for doing so.

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