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As confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to grow, our legal experts consider the implications for businesses and individuals as the virus spreads.

Our commentary provides informed and pragmatic thought on the key issues, considering all the latest Government updates and advice.

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31/03/2020

Licence to trade wrongfully – false comfort for directors and LLP members?

Insolvency expert Tim Symes considers the government’s suspension of wrongful trading legislation: pragmatic, yes, but it’s not carte blanche

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30/03/2020

Planning for planning: how the system can carry on

Be practical, be pragmatic, plan for the recovery: Fay Goodson looks at the advice being given to planning authorities

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30/03/2020

Further measures and guidance for companies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Government, regulators and representative bodies have been responding swiftly to the challenges COVID-19 has been presenting for companies. Nick Williams reviews the latest updates.

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27/03/2020

Sign on the dotted …? How to execute a contract without a signature

Rebecca Leeves looks at the logistical issue of executing contracts in a crisis

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27/03/2020

Further Update: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

As further details are published regarding the Coronavrius Job Retention Scheme, Employment Partner Rustom Tata discusses the key points raised.

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26/03/2020

Top Tips for managing cash-flow in challenging times

Kelly Mills offers some top tips for managing cash flow in these difficult times

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26/03/2020

Covid Corporate Financing Facility (“CCFF”): supporting liquidity in larger firms

Jonathan Compton looks at a new funding stream available to support large corporates

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26/03/2020

Wills and Powers of Attorney – ordering your affairs during the coronavirus pandemic

Lorna Fairbairn and Jennifer Charlton are thinking outside the box to ensure that making or updating a will or power of attorney is easy even when the signature of several different people is required

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26/03/2020

AIM Regulation supports Government coronavirus initiative on the delayed filing of company accounts

AIM Regulation has announced temporary measures whereby an AIM company will be able to apply for a three month extension for the publication of its annual audited accounts.

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25/03/2020

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (“CBILS”)

Gwen Godfrey and Michael Wrigley comment further on the new Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme which went live on 23 March 2020.

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25/03/2020

Impact of coronavirus on licensed premises

As just one word continues to dominate the headlines, Maria Guida considers the latest guidelines for licensed premises  

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25/03/2020

Workforce planning - who to furlough

Employers may face difficult choices when deciding which employees should be furloughed, retained in the business and possibly made redundant. Rebecca Thornley-Gibson takes a further look at these options.

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24/03/2020

Coronavirus and commercial leases - a moratorium on evictions, but rent still due

The Government is doing what it can to support businesses; Maria Guida looks at what a moratorium on evictions means for landlords and tenants

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24/03/2020

Contact and the coronavirus – can I still see my children?

Whilst business and employment matters receive attention, Samantha Jago considers how family contact might be affected by the coronavirus crisis

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24/03/2020

Government steps in with crisis funding during pandemic

‘Unprecedented’ is the word of the moment, with multiple measures to support businesses through a unique situation

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23/03/2020

EISA recommendations for mitigating the impact of coronavirus on early stage businesses

Nick Williams and Nuria Ashmore Barrios look at the recommendations that can assist businesses in their early stage

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23/03/2020

Urgent Update: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Chairman and Employment Partner, Rustom Tata explains what we know about the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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20/03/2020

AIM’s reaction to coronavirus

AIM specialist Nick Williams highlights the temporary measures being adopted to support AIM companies during COVID-19 crisis

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20/03/2020

Business rates – the only holiday option

Will “whatever it takes” get close to saving retail, leisure and hospitality industries?

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20/03/2020

Helpful guidance on holding AGMs during the COVID-19 outbreak

Corporate Partner, Nick Williams provides insight into how your business can host AGMs during the COVID-19 outbreak

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19/03/2020

Evictions banned during national emergency

Emily Wood considers the emergency legislation proposed to protect tenants from possession proceedings during current pandemic

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18/03/2020

Coronavirus: key issues for employers #2

The coronavirus outbreak raises a host of difficult legal issues for employers. Will Walsh addresses the most common.

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05/03/2020

Can your business take the strain?

The impact of coronavirus on distribution and supply chains will be felt from some considerable time; Rebecca Leeves shares her thoughts on how to protect your business

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27/02/2020

Coronavirus: key issues for employers

The coronavirus outbreak raises a number of difficult legal issues for employers of staff who have travelled from or with plans to visit affected areas. Employment Partner Will Walsh addresses the most common questions.

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