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Browse our law brief articles and blogs, aimed at addressing the practical implications of the latest legal developments affecting you and your organisation.

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Immigration

Coronavirus Update - Changes to Right to Work Checks

Wednesday, 01 April 2020

The government has published updated guidance advice for employers carrying out right to work checks during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Update - Changes to Right to Work Checks

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Corporate

Will Coronavirus Affect Your Employee Share Option Scheme?

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

You may be an employee who holds share options or you may be an employer who has granted share options to employees. Either way, dependent on how your share scheme rules are drafted, the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis may have an impact on you.

Will Coronavirus Affect Your Employee Share Option Scheme?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Corporate

Coronavirus and the Covid Corporate Financing Facility - How Broad is Its Scope?

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

In its summary on Monday 30 March of the government's programmes to support the economy, the Financial Times reported criticisms of the narrow scope of the Covid Corporate Financing Facility ("CCFF") which are not entirely merited.

Coronavirus and the Covid Corporate Financing Facility - How Broad is Its Scope?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Corporate

Could the Coronavirus Lockdown Affect Your Business Loan?

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) and the associated restrictions on travel and other activities are having a serious detrimental effect on many UK businesses.

Could the Coronavirus Lockdown Affect Your Business Loan?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Corporate

Coronavirus - Companies House Filing Update

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

In response to the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) outbreak, Companies House has implemented the following new measures to ensure that its services for businesses are maintained.

Coronavirus - Companies House Filing Update

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Corporate

Coronavirus - Mergers and Acquisitions (Past, Present and Future)

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) and the sanctions imposed by governments around the world have caused a significant reduction in customer engagement in most sectors.

Coronavirus - Mergers and Acquisitions (Past, Present and Future)

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Corporate

Coronavirus - Guidance on Corporate Governance Meeting Continuation

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Meetings are key to decision making for many companies. However, under current circumstances, many will be considering options to ensure corporate governance can continue with minimal risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus - Guidance on Corporate Governance Meeting Continuation

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Public Sector

Guidance from the ICO - Data Protection Compliance

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

In light of the developing situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), the ICO continues to release guidance for organisations on how it will approach data protection compliance in these unprecedented times.

Guidance from the ICO - Data Protection Compliance

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Public Sector

The Coronavirus Act 2020

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Previously, we have provided updates on specific aspects of the government's legislative programme to address the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Coronavirus Act 2020

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Corporate

Coronavirus - New Guidance for Firms on Maintaining Operational Resilience

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a statement to firms in connection with coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus - New Guidance for Firms on Maintaining Operational Resilience

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pharma & Life Sciences

Coronavirus Outbreak Brings an Increase In Counterfeit Medicines and Devices

Monday, 30 March 2020

Suppliers of counterfeit medicines and medical devices are exploiting public fears around coronavirus (COVID-19), warns the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the UK's medicines and medical devices regulator.

Coronavirus Outbreak Brings an Increase In Counterfeit Medicines and Devices

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus - Job Retention Scheme FAQs for Employers

Friday, 27 March 2020

The Job Retention Scheme is an unprecedented government initiative designed to help employers avoid making large-scale redundancies, or laying staff off without pay, during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus - Job Retention Scheme FAQs for Employers

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Real Estate

How Are Coronavirus Restrictions Impacting Contract Completion Dates?

Monday, 30 March 2020

Parties must now enter into a further contract to cover coronavirus (COVID-19) stay-at-home restrictions.

Row of Houses

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus - All You Need to Know About the Job Retention Scheme

Friday, 27 March 2020

In an effort to tackle the economic disruption caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19), the government recently announced that it would introduce and subsidise a Job Retention Scheme.

 Coronavirus - All You Need to Know About the Job Retention Scheme

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

How Has Coronavirus Impacted IR35?

Friday, 27 March 2020

Reforms to Off-Payroll Working Rules in the Private Sector Postponed until 2021.

How Has Coronavirus Impacted IR35?