Monthly Archives: March 2020

Coronavirus – Employers’ Health & Safety obligations

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a significant health and safety challenge to employers, who have a duty of care to ensure staff work in a safe environment. This applies to those who need to come into the workplace and those working …

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Coronavirus – Can you claim Business Rates concessions?

Business rates are a significant and often unwelcome expense. This is especially true when a business has vacant properties because of government action, and not through any fault of that business. It is no exaggeration to say that these are …

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Contracts and coronavirus (2/5)

The COVID-19 pandemic will likely continue for some time. To help your business adjust to these uncertain times, each day this week we…

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Coronavirus – Can you CLAIM UNDER YOUR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE?

Claims under policies are often complex. They all have particular conditions of cover and exclusions plus extensive definition sections that impact on the apparent extent of the cover. Additionally, the combination of a previously unknown disease plus the extreme steps …

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Landmark ruling in US holds that issue of digital currency is a sale of unregistered securities.

NY court gives landmark ruling that issue of digital currency amounts to sale of unregistered securities and cannot proceed.  

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Coronavirus: Open, closed or who knows? Keeping construction sites open amidst lockdown

On the evening of 23 March, the Prime Minister announced a nationwide lockdown in which he instructed everyone to stay at home subject to specific exceptions. One exception was “travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely …

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Coronavirus: An update on ‘Furlough’ Leave

On 26 March, the Government released its much anticipated clarification of the Job Retention Scheme. Whilst helpful for all employers, this will be particularly welcome news to businesses who are already taking steps to place staff on ‘furlough leave’. The …

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Contracts and coronavirus (1/5)

The COVID-19 pandemic will likely continue for some time. To help your business adjust to these uncertain times, each day this week we…

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Coronavirus: Update on support available for the Self-Employed

Rishi Sunak has provided further detail on his proposed measures to assist the self-employed weather a likely downturn in work during the coronavirus lockdown. These measures are in addition to the earlier proposals on tax and VAT deferrals which we …

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Coronavirus: Your Employment Questions Answered

If you cannot find the answer you are looking for or would like some more bespoke advice, please call our Coronavirus Employment Advice Helpline for up to 30 minutes of free legal advice to guide you through the new challenges …

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