COVID-19 EXPERT LEGAL INSIGHTS

Real Estate Law

30 April 2020

Ideas for Arrears - What can you do as a landlord if your tenant hasn’t paid its rent?

The government’s legal intervention by way of the Coronavirus Act 2020 impacts a landlord’s ability to seek possession of their property for non-payment of rent, whether residential or commercial.

Emma Robinson

30 April 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020 – The moratorium on forfeiture explained

The restrictions imposed by the UK Government to help fight the spread of coronavirus have hit thousands of businesses over the last few weeks. An Office for National Statistics survey found that 25% of businesses had temporarily closed or paused trading in the UK, based on answers of over 5,000 businesses surveyed.

Virginia Tournon

28 April 2020

Tenants to receive further protection amid Coronavirus difficulties

In line with the various protective measures imposed by section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020, the Government has now issued a press release confirming that it will be introducing further emergency measures to protect commercial tenants by prohibiting the use of statutory demands and winding up petitions/orders by landlords.

Daniel Browne

21 April 2020

Conveyancing in a time of COVID-19: Can I still exchange contracts on my property?

In light of the restrictions on movement imposed by the Government to combat COVID-19, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has issued “Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak”.  This has led to concerns that the UK housing market has been put on hold.

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Can you get out of or suspend a contract because of Coronavirus?

Alex Torpey covers the key things to look out for if you are relying on the Force Majeure clause.

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Overcoming the challenges of co-parenting for separated and divorced parents

Rachel Freeman, Partner in our Family Law team, addresses some issues that we are seeing arise for separated parents in the current crisis.

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Tech in Two Minutes - Episode 7 - The Coronavirus challenge for tech coworking spaces

Andrew Solomon speaks about the challenge for tech companies and coworking spaces during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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The legal basis for lockdown

Alun Milford, Partner in our Criminal Litigation team, provides an in-depth look at the legal basis behind the current lockdown.

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Managing your Migrant workforce in the COVID-19 crisis

On Friday 3 April, immigration partner and head of department, Nick Rollason, hosted a webinar looking at urgent issues employers are facing during the COVID-19 crisis and answered some of the key questions being raised.

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Furlough leave and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: key legal considerations for Employers

On Thursday 9 April, Andreas White, Partner in our Employment Law Team, delivered an overview of the scheme with a focus of the key legal issues for UK employers.

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Coronavirus and the perils of signing your Will

Will instructions have apparently risen by 30% since COVID-19 reached our shores. What effect does COVID-19 have on Will signings? James Ward and Diva Shah in our Private Client team blog.

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The juggling act of a single mother, home school teacher and head of a family team

Charlotte Bradley, Head of our Family Law Team, reflects on how the COVID-19 crisis has affected working parents like her.

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The future public inquiry into COVID-19

Calls for a public inquiry are continuing to mount and are likely to prove difficult to resist. In this blog, Sophie Kemp considers the framework for such inquiries, and the key issues likely to form the core of its terms of reference.

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