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Introducing ‘flexible furlough’ – further changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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…


Taking the right path on redundancy and restructuring

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. Emily Leeming, solicitor in Harrison…


Plan early to avoid unnecessary redundancies, warns employment lawyer Roger Spence

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…


Planning for the future – Getting restructuring and redundancy right

Emily Leeming, 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…


Furloughing workers – Do I need written agreement from staff?

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


The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Updated guidance for employers

Sarah Astley, 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…


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. Sarah Astley, employment solicitor at Harrison Drury, takes a look at the…


Providing independent legal advice during the coronavirus crisis

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 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…


Harrison Drury launches rapid response team for coronavirus loans

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…


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