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Coronavirus

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…

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Updated…

Kate Shawcross, associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment law team, looks at the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and offers business owners, directors, senior managers, and HR professionals some guidance…

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…

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…

Businesses risk criminal prosecution if they contravene…

Harrison Drury's executive chairman, John Chesworth, warns that businesses flouting the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) may face investigation, prosecution or even jail. John highlights the risk to businesses…

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…

Helping St Catherine’s Hospice in these difficult…

As employers everywhere are coming to terms with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re proud to have supported one of our longstanding clients during the crisis. Like many other…

Harrison Drury launches rapid response team for…

Harrison Drury has set up a dedicated team to help businesses secure emergency loans quicker during the coronavirus crisis. We have established a rapid response team following reports some businesses…

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 COVID-19: Can athletes still be tested…

Matthew Astley and Hannah Pike, from Harrison Drury’s sports sector team, provide guidance for athletes who may face anti-doping testing during the coronavirus pandemic Stringent measures have been put in…

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…

A helping hand for our amazing key…

What an unbelievably uplifting spectacle it was to see people up and down the country applauding our NHS workers, healthcare professionals, carers and other key workers yesterday evening. It’s so…

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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