COVID-19 Managing your business

Most of our staff are working remotely and we are arranging meetings via video conferencing or telephone call where possible. However, our offices are open for essential meetings, which are by prior appointment only, if there is no alternative.

To see how we are operating safely at this time, you can read about our safety measures below.

Safety Measures

Risk Assessment

All of our staff will continue to be available on the same telephone numbers and email addresses, please see our People Page for contact details.

If you need advice about COVID-19/Coronavirus and how will impact you, your family or your business, please read our latest news and insights on our COVID-19 Support Hub

COVID-19 Managing your business


Employer considerations

The Furlough Scheme Update July 2020 ….The Furlough Scheme – Update from 1 July 2020
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will come to an end on 31/10/20. Between 1/7/20 and 31/10/20, the Scheme will change significantly and will be gradually phased out. ..
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The Furlough Scheme A Guide For Employers ….The furlough scheme – A guide for employers
In this article, we look at some common questions about the furlough scheme, including who can use it, how can you apply, what happens to maternity and annual leave?…………………………….
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COVID-19: Employer considerations ….Employer considerations
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was announced by the government on 20 March 2020 and further updates and clarification have followed since. …………………………….
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Remote Court Hearings during Covid-19

Coronavirus FAQs regarding wills and powers of attorney …. Remote Court Hearings during Covid-19
The government and judiciary has introduced a series of measures to keep the wheels of the justice system turning, and in particular to allow the facilitation of remote hearings in the civil courts.
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Directors’ duties

COVID-19: Directors' duties ….Directors’ duties
On 28 March 2020 the government announced that it would introduce legislation to temporarily relax a number of laws to assist struggling companies. …………………………….
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Commercial contracts

Covid-19: Commercial contracts ….Commercial contracts
Businesses are faced with increased contractual risk as either you or your counterparty may not be able, and may not want to, perform its contractual obligations. …………………………….
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Companies House changes and payment of stamp duty

Covid-19: Commercial contracts ….Companies House changes and payment of stamp duty
Companies House has announced a number of changes aimed at preserving its services for businesses as far as possible. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….
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New Measures to Protect Commercial Tenants

Coronavirus (Covid-19): Commercial Leases Moratorium ….New Measures to Protect Commercial Tenants
The Government has recently announced further emergency measures to protect Commercial Tenants from rent recovery action as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. .
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Commercial Leases Moratorium

Coronavirus (Covid-19): Commercial Leases Moratorium ….Commercial Leases Moratorium
The Coronavirus Act 2020 (the ‘Act’) includes a moratorium to protect tenants of business tenancies from eviction for non-payment of rent. …………………………………………..
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Issues for landlords

Covid-19: Implications for Residential Tenancies….Implications For Residential Tenancies
The Coronavirus Act 2020 has introduced a series of measures to help the government deal with the outbreak, some of which impact residential tenancies.
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Financial assistance packages

COVID-19 Government advice and support ….The UK Government has issued a number of packages to help and support businesses and their employees during this period of unprecedented disruption.

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