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Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

New Government Guidance on Annual Leave During Coronavirus

Friday, 15 May 2020

Following our recent round-up of the latest guidance on managing annual leave during coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government has issued some further helpful guidance this week.

New Government Guidance on Annual Leave During Coronavirus

Articles & Blogs Contentious Probate Coronavirus (Covid-19) Private Client

How to Avoid Making an Invalid Will During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Monday, 18 May 2020

The spike in Will-making since coronavirus (COVID-19) took the world in its grip was inevitable. Making a Will has never have been more important for many. But with home-made Wills, it's easy to take one wrong step in the way it is witnessed, or signed.

How to Avoid Making an Invalid Will During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus - ACAS Guidance on Disciplinaries and Grievance Procedures

Friday, 15 May 2020

ACAS has released new guidance for employers seeking to start or continue with disciplinary or grievance proceedings during coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus - ACAS Guidance on Disciplinaries and Grievance Procedures

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Roadmap For the End of Lockdown - What Does It Mean for Employers?

Friday, 15 May 2020

On Monday 11 May 2020, the Government published detail of its recovery strategy.

Roadmap For the End of Lockdown - What Does It Mean for Employers?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Freedom of Information Requests During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, 15 May 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic means information requests are likely to be low-priority for higher education institutions, but it is important to understand what the ICO has said about its approach to regulation and what this means in practice.

Freedom of Information Requests During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Subject Access and Examinations - What Are the Obligations of HEIs?

Friday, 15 May 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has meant wide-scale cancellation and reformulation of assessment processes for academic institutions, including HEIs.

Subject Access and Examinations - What Are the Obligations of HEIs?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

How Should HEIs Manage Staff Who Are Reluctant to Return to Work After Coronavirus Restrictions Are Eased?

Friday, 15 May 2020

When lockdown was announced, many HEIs were plunged overnight into remote working. However, remote working is not possible for all employees and the Government has now issued new guidance on the circumstances in which staff should return to work.

How Should HEIs Manage Staff who are Reluctant to Return to Work After Coronavirus Restrictions are Eased?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Contracts Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Force Majeure During Coronavirus - Can You Get Pre-Payments Back?

Friday, 15 May 2020

Force majeure clauses have risen from ignored boiler plate clause to top of the agenda due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The High Court has ruled on whether a pre-payment should be reimbursed in light of force majeure.

Force Majeure During Coronavirus - Can You Get Pre-Payments Back?

Articles & Blogs Charities Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus - Reshaping Our Towns And Cities For Safer Travel

Thursday, 14 May 2020

One challenge facing charities as they plan for the release of lockdown is how people will safely travel to work or to access their services.

Coronavirus - Reshaping Our Towns And Cities For Safer Travel

Articles & Blogs Charities Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended Until 31 October

Thursday, 14 May 2020

The Chancellor has announced this week that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) will continue until end of October 2020.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended Until 31 October

Articles & Blogs Charities Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

How Do I Manage Staff Who Are Reluctant to Return to Work After Coronavirus Restrictions Are Eased?

Thursday, 14 May 2020

When lockdown was announced, many workplaces were plunged into remote working overnight. However, remote working is not always possible, and the Government has issued new guidance on when staff should now return to work.

How Do I Manage Staff Who Are Reluctant to Return to Work After Coronavirus Restrictions Are Eased?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Corporate

Coronavirus - Companies House Filing Update

Thursday, 14 May 2020

In response to the coronavirus (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) Divorce & Family Private Client

Negotiating Finances in Divorce During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Thursday, 14 May 2020

The pandemic has sent financial shockwaves throughout the world. For those who are negotiating their finances on separation, the current climate may pose some challenges.

Negotiating Finances in Divorce During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Can You Still Buy Property During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Since the lockdown was announced, there has been a misconception that buying a property is not an 'essential' task and so is against the law. This was never the case.

Can You Still Buy Property During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Rights of Light - What Property Owners Need to Know

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Developers, or house owners carrying out extensions, should be wary of breaching neighbours' rights of light, or risk facing legal action.

Rights of Light - What Property Owners Need to Know