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Furloughing workers – Do I need written agreement from staff?

As the guidance for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme continues to be updated, Olivia Bailey from Harrison Drury’s employment team clears up some of the confusion over whether written agreement…


What social distancing means for business: Hospitality and retail

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 Retention Scheme

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 guidance for employers

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 claims

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 affected?

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 crisis

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 government’s job retention scheme

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…


Harrison Drury advises Ellison Solicitors on strategic merger

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 events

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…


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