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Coronavirus (Covid-19) - The Legal Implications

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Specialist advice on the legal implications of coronavirus

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Supporting Workers Suffering Domestic Abuse - CIPD and EHRC Issue Advice

Friday, 09 October 2020

The pandemic has been associated with an increase in the number of men and women seeking help for domestic abuse. New guidance from the CIPD and EHRC explains the importance of employers supporting staff in such extremely difficult personal circumstances.

Supporting Workers Suffering Domestic Abuse - CIPD and EHRC Issue Advice

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus - What Are the Latest Employment Updates?

Friday, 09 October 2020

This week has seen a number of coronavirus (COVID-19) related developments which have an impact on employers. We summarise the main updates below.

Coronavirus - What Are the Latest Employment Updates?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Divorce & Family

We Are Delighted to Have Been Able to Help So Many Parents During Lockdown

Wednesday, 07 October 2020

The family team, led by Partner Samantha Hickman, are pleased to have been able to advise so many parents, grandparents and other family members during lockdown, particularly in respect of their child arrangements.

We Are Delighted to Have Been Able to Help So Many Parents During Lockdown

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Employment Law Updates - October 2020

Friday, 02 October 2020

As part of the new measures announced by the Prime Minister on 22 September 2020, office workers are again being advised to work from home if they can do so effectively.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) -  Employment Law Updates - October 2020

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Independent Schools

Managing the Risk of Furlough Fraud Allegations

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

As the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Scheme) is winding down, HMRC's attention is increasingly turning to allegations of so-called unscrupulous employers committing 'furlough fraud'.

Managing the Risk of Furlough Fraud Allegations

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Independent Schools

Protecting Staff Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

The extent of the pandemic’s economic impact is becoming clear, with independent schools' attention often understandably focused on ensuring commercial stability. However, the human impact of coronavirus...

Protecting Staff Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Independent Schools

Coronavirus - How Can Independent Schools Navigate Data Protection Issues?

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Navigating data protection compliance often requires a careful balance between the rights and wishes of individuals against the wider benefits of using and sharing personal data.

Coronavirus - How Can Independent Schools Navigate Data Protection Issues?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Independent Schools

Chancellor Announces New 'Job Support Scheme' to Follow End of Furlough

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

The Chancellor has announced the Government's new 'Job Support Scheme' (New Scheme), which will be the successor to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) when it closes on 31 October 2020.

Chancellor Announces New 'Job Support Scheme' to Follow End of Furlough

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Further Update on the Government's New 'Job Support Scheme'

Friday, 25 September 2020

We provide a further update on the back of yesterday's announcement of the Government's new 'Job Support Scheme' (New Scheme).

New 'Job Support Scheme' to Follow the End of Furlough

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Protecting Staff Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Whilst schools continue their remarkable efforts to ensure that the educational provision for their pupils continues, we know many are also focussing on the impact on their staff.

Protecting Staff Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Guidance for Employers on Coronavirus Testing

Friday, 25 September 2020

New guidance published by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) provides key information for employers on coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing.

New 'Job Support Scheme' to Follow the End of Furlough

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

New 'Job Support Scheme' to Follow the End of Furlough

Thursday, 24 September 2020

The Chancellor has announced a new 'Job Support Scheme' (New Scheme) under which the Government will top up the wages of workers, so that they can be paid for up to two-thirds of their working hours, for six months from November 2020.

New 'Job Support Scheme' to Follow the End of Furlough

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Private Client

Wills Witnessed on Video Calls Made Legal from 28 September 2020

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

This summer, the Government announced that it would revise its Wills legislation in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and from 28 September 2020 the necessary legislation to temporarily permit Wills to be witnessed by video conference...

Wills Witnessed on Video Calls Made Legal from 28 September 2020

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus - Updated Furlough Pay Guidance

Friday, 18 September 2020

The Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has less than two months left to run, but continues to attract lots of attention around administration and ensuring claims are processed correctly.

Coronavirus - Updated Furlough Pay Guidance

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus - Government Test and Trace Guidance Updated

Friday, 18 September 2020

In a move that has implications for employers, the Government has updated its sector specific guidance on the NHS Test and Trace scheme.

Coronavirus - Government Test and Trace Guidance Updated