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Coronavirus (Covid-19) - The Legal Implications

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Specialist advice on the legal implications of coronavirus

Articles & Blogs Brexit Coronavirus (Covid-19) Immigration Independent Schools

Schools Immigration Update - Dealing with Post-Brexit and Coronavirus Issues

Friday, 19 March 2021

The effects of Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic continue to impact independent schools with international staff and students. This article explores some of the immigration issues which schools are currently grappling with.

Schools Immigration Update - Dealing with Post-Brexit and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Issues

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Can You Dismiss an Employee for Refusing to Wear a Face Mask?

Friday, 05 March 2021

An employee's refusal to wear a face mask may not always amount to gross misconduct. However, such a refusal could ultimately lead to an employee's dismissal in particular circumstances, as a recent case shows.

Can You Dismiss an Employee for Refusing to Wear a Face Mask?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Gender Pay Gap Reporting Obligations Suspended for Six Months

Friday, 05 March 2021

The Equality and Human Rights Commission ('EHRC') has suspended the enforcement of gender pay gap reporting for 2020-21 until 5 October 2021 due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting Obligations Suspended for Six Months

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Furlough Scheme Extended Until 30 September 2021

Friday, 05 March 2021

This week the Chancellor announced that the furlough scheme will be extended until 30 September 2021. This gives employers the opportunity to utilise the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for an additional five months.

Furlough Scheme Extended Until 30 September 2021

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Spring 2021 Budget - Key Announcements for Employers

Friday, 05 March 2021

On 3 March 2021 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, led the 2021 Spring Budget. In this article, we examine the key elements of the Budget that employers and businesses need to know.

Spring 2021 Budget - Key Announcements for Employers

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus - What Are the Latest Updates on Shielding?

Friday, 26 February 2021

The Government has identified a further 1.7 million individuals as 'clinically extremely vulnerable' and at high risk of serious illness if they catch coronavirus. These individuals will be advised by a letter from their GP to shield until 31 March 2021.

Coronavirus - What Are the Latest Updates on Shielding?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Top 5 Q&As on Coronavirus Vaccinations and Testing

Friday, 19 February 2021

We answer your most commonly asked questions surrounding coronavirus vaccinations and testing.

Top 5 Q&As On Coronavirus Vaccinations and Testing

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Government Expands Rapid Workplace Testing Eligibility

Friday, 19 February 2021

The Government has expanded eligibility for rapid workplace testing to businesses registered in England with more than 50 employees, where employees cannot work from home.

Government Expands Rapid Workplace Testing Eligibility

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Advice to Universities Considering Early Termination of Contracts

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the uncertainty created for the supply of services to Universities, we have recently been working with a number of clients on termination clauses within their contracts.

Advice to Universities Considering Early Termination of Contracts

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Are Employers Failing to Implement Social Distancing Rules?

Friday, 12 February 2021

It has been reported that since the early stages of the pandemic in March 2020, almost 5,600 COVID-19 related reports were made to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Are Employers Failing to Implement Social Distancing Rules?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

What Are the Latest Updates to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing?

Friday, 12 February 2021

On 28 January 2021, Public Health England (PHE) updated its 'Stay at Home' guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus infection.

What Are the Latest Updates to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing?

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

Vaccine Supplies - Why the Criticism?

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Pharma has been hitting mainstream news for a while now, with people taking great interest in the vaccine development and roll-outs.

Vaccine Supplies  - Why the Criticism?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

New Reference Periods for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Friday, 05 February 2021

The legal framework extending the CJRS until April 2021 has been issued in the form of a new Treasury Directive. The Directive covers the CJRS from 1 February 2021 to 30 April 2021.

New Reference Periods for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Healthcare

Landlords to Pharmacy Tenants - An Important Reminder

Friday, 05 February 2021

Pharmacies provide an essential service to patients and are often also an important source of income for many practices. However, the coronavirus pandemic has led many pharmacies to reconsider their business models and the spaces they need to operate.

Landlords to Pharmacy Tenants - An Important Reminder

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

Optimism for the UK’s Life Sciences Future

Tuesday, 02 February 2021

Laura Barrell outlines how the UK is emerging from the trials of Brexit and coronavirus (COVID-19) to take a leading international role in the future of pharma and healthcare.

Do You Need More Space to Host Coronavirus Vaccination Clinics?