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31 August 2021

Immigration alert: Adjusted Covid right to work checks extended again to 5 April 2022

As mentioned in our recent alert of 18 June 2021, the video call Covid temporary adjusted right to work process was due to end today.  However, at the eleventh hour the Home Office has announced the adjusted right to work process is extended again to 5 April 2022.

Immigration

Tim Richards

31 August 2021

Can Employers Insist on Covid-19 Vaccinations? Richard Fox talks to the FT

Richard Fox, a Senior Partner in our Employment team, is quoted extensively in the FT today regarding the dilemma faced by companies who may wish to insist that their workers are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they return to the office.

Employment

Richard Fox

21 July 2021

The future of the City: An insight into the effect of coronavirus on commercial tenants

On 16 March 2020 Number 10 advised those living in the UK against “non-essential travel” in order to curb the growing outbreak of Coronavirus. This encouraged many office-based businesses to communicate to their employees that they should work from home until further notice. 

Real Estate Law Blog

Jessica Rice

16 July 2021

Back to the workplace – the new guidance and key considerations for employers

With lockdown restrictions moving to “Stage 4” of the Government’s roadmap to recovery, one of the key questions will be what this means with regard to returning to the workplace and, in a recent article, we considered the rights of employees on this issue.

Employment Law Blog

Richard Fox

6 July 2021

Immigration alert: Senior executives exemption from self-isolation requirements

As set out in our coronavirus FAQs, travellers to England from amber and red list countries need to self-isolate on arrival for 10 days.  

Immigration

Ilda de Sousa

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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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