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Coronavirus

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…

What social distancing means for business: Manufacturing

Harrison Drury’s commercial dispute resolution team considers how the government’s restrictions in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the UK’s manufacturing sector. COVID-19 has now spread across the…

A guide to commercial contracts and force…

Harrison Drury’s commercial dispute resolution team has produced a step-by-step guide to help business owners understand their written commercial contracts, the terms of agreement within them and to identify clauses…

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.…

Preparing a will during the coronavirus lockdown

Claire Fendley, a paralegal in Harrison Drury’s private client team, offers guidance for people planning to prepare a will during lockdown, to ensure it is correctly signed and witnessed. Since…

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