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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

3 February 2021

Will There be Covid Compensation Claims?

In this blog Terence Donovan discuss legal issues arising from the pandemic when considering compensation claims.

Terrence Donovan

14 January 2021

FCA sets expectations for firms to record communications when working from home

FCA focuses on risks associated with unmonitored communications, including the use of unencrypted apps, such as WhatsApp, for sharing potentially sensitive or confidential information when working from home.

Louise Hodges

4 December 2020

Regulation and Uptake of the COVID-19 Vaccine

The government has now approved the supply of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The reason they have been able to do this so quickly is because they have taken advantage of the temporary authorisation regime laid out by the Human Medicine Regulations of 2012 and 2020. The 2012 Regulations were updated in 2020 specifically to facilitate the smooth rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. In the public consultation preceding the introduction of these updated regulations, several respondents raised concerns regarding unlicensed vaccines and immunity from civil liability. In practice, very little is known about these regulations and their application. This article seeks to shed some light on the temporary authorisation regime and suggest a means of alleviating concerns in the context of “vaccine hesitancy”.

Stephen Parkinson

1 December 2020

The question of Christmas: How far can employers go in telling employees where to spend it?

The Government's latest announcement reducing quarantine requirements for travellers returning to England from 14 to 5 days post-15 December 2020 (providing they can provide a negative test result for COVID-19) once again raises questions for employers on what right they have to influence employees' overseas holiday and travel plans over the Christmas period.

Richard Fox

23 November 2020

Firms brace for negligence impact

Accounting firms should be bracing themselves for a rise in professional negligence claims as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Jemma Brimblecombe

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