IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19

 Lindsey Frith
  October 23, 2020
As many of you will have noted recently the Land Registry have removed the last stringent requirement to print and sign a paper document in a property transaction by confirming acceptance of electronic signatures.
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 Gareth Dando
  October 22, 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Thursday announced further changes to the Job Support Scheme, which has been put in place to subsidies businesses unable to have their staff back working full-time as the varied degrees of lockdown continue.
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  October 14, 2020
The High Court has handed down its judgement in a test case brought by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on whether a sample of business interruption (BI) policies provide cover in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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 Gareth Dando
  October 9, 2020
The Chancellor has announced an extension to the Job Support Scheme (itself only launched two weeks ago) aimed at supporting business during COVID. Effectively a local furlough scheme, this one pays employee’s 2/3rds of their wage up to a cap of £2100pm if their employer is forced by law to close due to COVID.
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 Rachel Sharp
  October 8, 2020
It has been reported that at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, NHS managers and GP’s requested care homes place a blanket ‘Do not resuscitate’ (DNR) order on all their residents in order to keep hospital beds free.
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 Helen Thewlis
  October 7, 2020
We are seeing an increasing number of enquiries from single parents who are confused by the apparent ever changing government guidance of social interaction due to the impact of COVID-19. A support bubble is a close support network between a household with only one adult in the home (known as a single-adult household) and one other household of any size.
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 Gareth Dando
  October 6, 2020
The Government has announced a new Job Support Scheme which will come into effect from 1 November and replace the existing Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the CJRS”).
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 Hilary Garnett
  September 30, 2020
On 21 May 2020 we reported on the provisions of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 that were aimed at assisting struggling businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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