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This week has seen a diverse mixture of news, ranging from a cheap and widely available drug being shown to help with Covid treatment (and it’s not the one that Donald Trump is taking) to the disturbing Covid outbreak in
Employers have a legal duty under Section 2 of Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure the health, safety and well-being of their employees. This duty includes a duty to tak
This week has shown us just how much we have adapted to the current version of normal.
Employers have a legal duty to their employees under Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure the health, safety and well-being of their employees.
The Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (“RIDDOR”) requires employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupat
As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, there are concerns that employers may face claims for personal injury and loss by employees alleging that they contracted the virus through some form of negligence or breach of
Employer’s have the same health and safety responsibilities and duties to their employees who are working from home as they do for any other employees working from the workplace, site or business.
This week’s thoughts pick up on a couple of themes from earlier pieces in this series.
To enable those who cannot work from home to get back to work, the Government has produced extensive guidance to assist with the lifting of the lockdown as a result of COVID-19.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to many businesses that were flourishing, now finding themselves in a position that they could never have planned for.
Following the government’s amendments to the coronavirus regulations, as of 13 May residents in England are now able to move home.
In these complex and uncertain times, now more than ever businesses need to ensure they have in place the most useful financial support they are able to obtain.
The commercial and financial effects of the Covid-19 lockdown on many owner managed businesses have been significant and unprecedented, and have inevitably switched the focus of many businesses from expansion or a sale o
1. Help! My shop hasn’t been open since the lockdown and my landlord is demanding the next quarter’s rent which is overdue.Can he forfeit my lease?
The Telegraph report that Estate Agents are scrambling to deal with soaring inquiries, the Express announced that the housing market was in a state of uncertainty, Estate Agency Today reported that the UK experienced a huge surge of public interes
Successive releases of figures relating to the UK economy in the time of Covid-19 support what many businesses have known for some time.
This week’s reflections come a day early as we prepare for the bank holiday and, in the midst of a global crisis, to reflect on the ending in Europe of another.
In my earlier notes in this series, a number of themes have continued to come up, the furlough scheme, rent and commercial landlords and the extent to which direct support from government will be made available to businesses being amongst them.
It is remarkable how what seemed unimaginable at the end of February has become normal life, so much so, that yesterday’s announcement of the extension of the lockdown for a further 3 week period was met with, in general, an air of calm resignatio
The Easter break has hopefully given us all a chance to relax and reflect on the extraordinary times we find ourselves in. The pace at which the government has sought to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak has, at times, been quite dizzying. As e
The end of week three of the lockdown being a public holiday, this week’s reflections come a day early.
Coming to the end of the second working week of lockdown, the Government faces a vast number of challenges, the first priority being to ensure that it enables the whole of the UK’s healthcare system to have what it nee
Ian Carr, CEO of leading Ipswich-based law firm Prettys, explains how the legal field must adopt digital processes across its activities and services in order to manage business continuity in the face of adversity.
For the majority of companies, the Covid-19 restrictions represent the most serious financial challenge in living memory.
On 26 March 2020 the Coronavirus Act 2020 (the ‘Act’) received royal assent.
The Act brings in a number of measures to cope with the impact of the national emergency created by the Coronavirus.
There is no doubt that the impact of Covid 19 (otherwise known as the Coronavirus) is going to have a significant impact of unknown proportions across the full gambit of the property market.
As the government introduces further, unprecedented measures to slow the spread of Covid-19, we have compiled responses to some common questions that have been raised by employers in relation to the existing legislation.
With the government now seeking to impose more serious restrictions on movement and activities as a result of the coronavirus pandemic we thought it would be useful to highlight the key considerations for Vets in the f
Can a party to a contract seek to avoid performing its obligations due to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This is a question that, perhaps inevitably, will affect everybody, in whichever sector they are working. In addition to looking at contract terms, and trying to negotiate a resolution (perhaps by seeking to defer and re-arrange a booking or cont
As the UK awaits to see the full impact of the Coronavirus, we are seeing an increase in enquiries from our clients in relation to what they can do to prepare from a contractual perspective.
In the Commercial Dispute Resolution team we have recently seen a number of enquiries from our clients in relation to the impact of the Coronavirus.
As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK continues to grow, employers are needing to consider a range of measures to help protect their staff, clients and businesses.