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Planning for the future – Getting restructuring…

Olivia Bailey, solicitor in our employment and regulatory team, looks at how businesses can prepare for recovery from the pandemic and how they can restructure their business responsibly to avoid…

Can early years providers access the Coronavirus…

Kate Shawcross, associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment law team, offers specific guidance for early years and childcare providers looking to furlough employees and join the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.…

Coronavirus: How to preserve commercial landlord and…

Laura Bradley, from Harrison Drury’s commercial property team, offers some practical steps for commercial landlords to consider in order to protect their interests during the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus COVID-19…

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Making a claim

Harrison Drury’s Lucy Beachel provides helpful guidance for businesses preparing to make a claim using HMRC’s dedicated CJRS online portal. Last updated April 27, 2020 The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme…

Coronavirus Act 2020: Implications for landlords and…

Harrison Drury’s Hayley Bamber and Abbie Seed look at the Coronavirus Act 2020 in more detail, the importance of entering into a rent deferral agreement and why rent deferral arrangements…

What social distancing means for business: Hospitality…

Harrison Drury’s commercial dispute resolution and regulatory teams consider how the government’s business closure regulations will affect the UK’s hospitality and retail sectors. The government’s move to force closure of…

Employment Law Webinar: Accessing the Coronavirus Job…

Wednesday 22nd April, 11:00 Since the announcement of the CJRS, the Government has released several updates to the scheme. With HMRC’s online service expected to go live in the next…

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Warnings against fraudulent…

David Edwards, director and head of Harrison Drury’s regulatory and compliance team outlines the risks to businesses that do not follow the strict guidance when applying under the government’s scheme to…

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…

Lucy Beachell, 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 coronavirus…

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

Lucy Beachell, 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…

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…

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