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Furloughing staff – how is annual leave…

The government's updated guidance for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has clarified how furlough leave affects holiday entitlement. Kate Shawcross, employment solicitor at Harrison Drury, takes a look at the…

Providing independent legal advice during the coronavirus…

George Wilson, associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s commercial property team outlines the reasons for independent legal advice and how the firm is making this possible during the coronavirus pandemic. The…

Harrison Drury advises Ellison Solicitors on strategic…

Harrison Drury has advised South East-based Ellison Solicitors in a merger deal to strengthen its presence in the Suffolk region. The merger, with local Ipswich firm Blockslegal LLP, came into…

What social distancing means for business: Organising…

Harrison Drury’s commercial dispute resolution team considers how the government’s social distancing guidance due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic affects UK businesses and how taking early legal advice can help…

Witnessing documents during the coronavirus pandemic

George Wilson, associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s commercial property team, reinforces the importance of following the correct guidance for witnessing documents and how to still meet legal requirements during the…

Coronavirus: Guidance and support for homebuyers and…

Jody Proudman, of Harrison Drury’s property litigation team, and Jackie Bate, from the commercial property team offer guidance for residential developers and people buying or selling private residential homes during…

Coronavirus and government support for businesses –…

John Chesworth, executive chairman of Harrison Drury, outlines the support announced by the government to support businesses and individuals during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Last updated March 31 As government…

A practical guide to directors’ duties during…

Nick Booth and James Robbins from Harrison Drury’s insolvency and commercial team offer guidance for company directors, following the government ’s recent range of measures to help businesses continue trading…

Coronavirus: Support for the self-employed

Kerry Southworth, solicitor in the corporate and commercial team at Harrison Drury, explains how the government’s recently announced Self-employment Income Support scheme will work and what steps the self-employed can…

How can I retain my employees during…

Sarah Astley, an associate in Harrison Drury’s employment and HR team, details some practical steps employers may look to take to address a changing workplace during the current coronavirus COVID-19…

How businesses can protect their finances during…

James Robbins and Benjamin Hughes from our insolvency and debt recovery team look at how businesses can protect their finances during the COVID-19 pandemic and put measures in place to…

The Coronavirus Bill – what it means…

Harrison Drury’s Hayley Bamber and Abbie Seed look at how the Coronavirus Bill, recently proposed by the government, will help support landlords and tenants regarding lease payments and protect residential…

Employment Disputes

Our Employment dispute solicitors provide expert advice to employers, as well as current and former employees, in relation to all types of employment-related disputes, ranging from enforcement of restrictive covenants…

Redundancies & Restructuring

Our employment and HR team have a vast array of experience in assisting our clients on reorganisations and restructures within their businesses. Reorganisations and restructures can often be complex and…

Coronavirus – Do my obligations under a…

Harrison Drury’s Chloe Harrison looks at how coronavirus may impact on lease agreements between landlords and tenants. Due to recent developments globally, in the UK some businesses have remained open…

How can I retain my employees during…

Sarah Astley, an associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment and HR team, details some practical steps employers may look to take to address a changing workplace during the current coronavirus…

Coronavirus, working from home and staff absence…

Kate Shawcross, associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment law team, outlines the latest coronavirus guidance for employers and explores some of the HR and legal issues. Article last updated March…

Can coronavirus be cited in force majeure…

Maria Roussari, paralegal in Harrison Drury’s commercial property team, discusses force majeure clauses in existing contractual agreements in the wake of the current coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The ongoing coronavirus COVID-19…

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