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8 July 2020

The Furlough Countdown

A summary of the key dates/events leading to the closure of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Employment Law Blog

Richard Fox

30 June 2020

Flexible furlough scheme: what employers need to know

Late last month the Chancellor announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) that will come into force from 1 July 2020, giving employers more flexibility to bring back furloughed employees on a part-time basis (the “Flexible Furlough Scheme” (“FlexFS”)). 

Employment Law Blog

Özlem Mehmet

29 June 2020

When will UK visa application centres in the US re-open?

As the global COVID-19 lockdown starts to ease across the world, UK visa application centres are starting to reopen. From the start of June, a number of centres in Asia and Australasia  reopened, with many more in Europe, Africa and Central Asia due to come on-stream from the week of 29 June.

Immigration Law Blog

Nicolas Rollason

26 June 2020

Legal limbo for children: The risks of turning 18

The impact of Coronavirus is significant and far-reaching for all children and young adults. For a youth justice system creaking under strain with serious delays, the lockdown has only compounded the problems and brings a raft of serious consequences. Timely justice is ever more important.

Criminal Law Blog

Áine Kervick

23 June 2020

COVID-19 and Covenant Breaches in Leases and Loan Facilities

As the June quarter date fast approaches and the economic impact of COVID-19 begins to be felt across all sectors, what steps should landlords be taking to vary their lease arrangements with tenants who are unable to meet their rental obligations, and could a reduction in rental income due to COVID-19 put landlords in breach of their own obligations under their loan facilities?

Real Estate Law Blog

Anna Shonfeld

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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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