The on-going COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone in the UK and around the world, causing enormous disruption and uncertainty for individuals, businesses and governments. At Joelson, our primary concern is the health and well-being of our team, our clients, and all of their families and loved ones, and we have therefore adapted our business practices accordingly.
For our clients, across the firm our focus is on supporting you to address the practical and legal problems that the pandemic is causing your business – whether this is by assisting with specific practical problems you are facing, or simply by sharing the knowledge and experience that we have of how other businesses are coping.
This page contains links to the various legal and commercial updates that we have published over the last few weeks – we will keep posting new items whenever anything which we think might be relevant come to our attention. We hope you find this resource helpful as you navigate your way through the coming days and weeks, hopefully through the gradual easing of the current lockdown. However, please don’t forget that the Joelson team is here for you and so if there if anything you need support with, please get in touch with your usual Joelson contact.
With lockdown restrictions easing slightly, many employers are now planning for the future and assessing how employees can return to work safely. Below are some key points that must be considered by businesses.
The Chancellor has provided some much welcomed relief to both employees and workers by extending the current government furlough scheme to October 2020.
In order to provide a support package to assist early stage companies who are being severely impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis, the Government has partnered with the British Business Bank and announced a support package known as the Future Fund.
COVID-19 / Bounce Back Loan Scheme In the latest step to help businesses which are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the government announced, on 27 April, a new government-backed loan scheme for small and medium businesses.
Among the mundane things that have been affected by the current COVID-19 situation is the on-going Companies House filing obligations that companies are subject to.
All the answers to your questions and queries on furloughing employees during the coronavirus situation.
The Government has previously announced a moratorium on forfeiture of commercial premises but left the matter of tenant insolvency open as a route for landlords that wanted to enforce the terms of their tenants’ lease obligations.
The current advice is that HMCTS continue to operate as normal. However, they operate with an important caveat: that a physical hearing may only take place if a remote hearing is not possible and if suitable arrangements can be made to ensure the safety of all participants.
What measures are the IPO taking to support applicants as COVID-19 forces people to working from home?
We have received a large volume of questions from our clients about the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and how it affects their legal rights and obligations.
It is crucial that in these unprecedented times businesses really understand their legal rights and obligations in the agreements they currently have.
At Joelson the safety and well-being of our employees, our clients, suppliers and colleagues is always our priority, and we recognise the important role we play in continuing to provide ongoing advice and reassurance to our clients as to their legal obligations and commitments during this critical time.