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Coronavirus

COVID-19 update: Commercial landlords and tenants

With lockdowns still in place across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is no respite to the challenges facing the commercial property sector. Hayley Bamber and Abbie Seed,…

What is an employee’s right to privacy…

Since March 2020, many employers across the UK have implemented ‘remote’ or ‘home working’ arrangements to comply with government guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hannah Pike and Olivia Bailey, from…

The Job Support Scheme: The government’s new…

On Thursday 24 September, the government announced a new scheme to replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which comes to an end on 31 October, 2020. Kate Shawcross and Hannah…

Structuring a business sale following coronavirus

Kerry Southworth, solicitor in the corporate team at Harrison Drury, looks at some of the options for structuring a corporate deal at a time when some valuations will be diminished. …

What happens if a furloughed employee has…

Enterprise management incentive options (EMI options) are a type of share option commonly granted by companies looking to retain key employees through equity interests. Kerry Southworth, solicitor and corporate law…

How the new Job Retention Bonus will…

On 8 July, 2020, the government announced a new Job Retention Bonus for employers. Kate Shawcross from Harrison Drury’s Employment and Regulatory Team takes a look at what this means…

Coronavirus and the regulatory burden of care…

David Edwards highlights the importance for care homes to continue their compliance with the Care Quality Commission's regulatory system during the coronavirus pandemic and outlines the principle areas for consideration.…

Dairy Response Fund – Support launched for…

Following increasing pressure from several agricultural organisations, including The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF), the NFU, and others, a new hardship fund for dairy farmers has now opened.…

Rights and remedies for tenants and landlords…

Hayley Bamber, property litigation specialist at Harrison Drury, offers guidance on how landlords and tenants can reach agreements regarding rent payments and take a proactive approach to renegotiating a lease.…

Introducing ‘flexible furlough’ – further changes to…

On the June 12, the government issued a further update regarding how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJS) will operate from July 1 onwards. Lucy Beachell from Harrison Drury’s employment…

How will the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme…

On Friday, May 29, 2020, the government announced further details regarding the already extended CJRS, and how it would start to gradually ease the support to businesses as the economy…

Taking the right path on redundancy and…

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are having to think differently about how they deliver services, and for many it will mean reorganising the workforce. Olivia Bailey, solicitor in Harrison…

Turnover Rent: A future consideration for commercial…

Senior associate solicitor, Hannah Hughes, offers an alternative arrangement that may be suitable for future commercial property leases to improve business relationships between landlords and tenants during times of financial…

CJRS Hub

We have built a portal which contains a number of letter templates, sample policies and fact sheets which cover current and future coronavirus-related employment and CJRS queries including, by way…

Plan early to avoid unnecessary redundancies, warns…

Businesses need to ensure they consider all possible alternatives to redundancy when planning their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s the message from Harrison Drury’s associate solicitor and employment law…

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Preparing your employees’…

Olivia Bailey, solicitor in our employment and regulatory team, offers guidance for employers after the government’s recent announcement of an extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and its plans…

Construction sector update: Managing the reopening of…

Alex Walmsley, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s property and construction litigation team offers guidance for contractors and sub-contractors during a period of uncertainty for the construction sector as the government looks…

Making Lasting Powers of Attorney to manage…

Harrison Drury’s Irene Chenery highlights the advantages of having arrangements in place so that a trusted person can deal with your personal affairs if you are self-isolating during the coronavirus…

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