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22 May 2020

Loosening lockdown: practical points for separating couples

Now we have a loose ‘sketch’ of how the country might emerge from lockdown, Cady Pearce considers what divorcing couples should be considering.

Family Law Blog

Cady Pearce

22 May 2020

Your legal rights on returning to work during COVID-19

Whilst the prime minister's broadcast on 10 May did not open the floodgates to City employers requiring staff to "return to work" enmasse, most firms are already drawing up plans for how that should be organised and many of us will have been thinking about what will happen when employers start to update their 'work from home' advice.

Employment Law Blog

Richard Fox

22 May 2020

Immigration Update: Home Secretary announces 14 day quarantine for international passengers arriving in the UK

The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, today announced that a 14 day quarantine regime for international passengers arriving in the UK will come into force on 8 June 2020.

Immigration

Nicolas Rollason

22 May 2020

Boris' NHS immigrant surcharge shake-up doesn’t go far enough - Zenia Chopra quoted in the Spectator

Zenia Chopra, Head of Client Services, Immigration, has been quoted in the Spectator about the Government's decision to increase the immigration health surcharge.

Immigration

Zenia Chopra

22 May 2020

Sophie Kemp writes for the New Law Journal about the scope for a future COVID-19 public inquiry

As appeals for a public inquiry into the government’s response to COVID-19 continue to grow, this article examines the critical concerns which look difficult for it to resist.

Public Law

Sophie Kemp

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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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Property done Properly - Episode 1 - COVID-19: Tips for documenting a Rent Concession

Rent Concessions are on the rise during the outbreak of COVID-19. In the first Property done Properly podcast, David Newnham discusses six of the practical considerations when documenting Rent Concessions

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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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