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The Government is wuthering to new heights and is encouraging the country to build, build, build under changes to permitted development.
It is difficult to imagine where many business tenants will find the necessary funds to pay rent in addition to utility bills and other business outgoings when they may not have traded for months.
On 19 June 2020 the Government published its long awaited Code of Practice for commercial property relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist landlords and tenants who have found themselves in an unprecedented financial situation due to the pandemic.
We are now into the eleventh week of lockdown. Some restrictions are beginning to ease, such as the opening of shops or stalls that can do all or most of their trading outside.
In this article, we consider the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment practices liability (EPL) claims both immediately and in the longer term.
Case review 07/05/2020
The story continues: Debenhams and the application of furlough schemes to companies in administration
On 15 April 2020, the joint administrators of Debenhams Retail Ltd made an application for directions to Mr Justice Trower on the COVID-19 furlough scheme.
We are delighted to confirm the promotion of thirteen lawyers to our partnership across practice areas including commercial, employment and healthcare, as well as specialist areas of insurance and liability that include cyber, property and construction, professional liability, travel, abuse and fraud. Eight of those promoted are based in the UK, with four in the US and one in Australia. Our worldwide partner count is now 264.
COVID-19: potential claims against construction professionals and its impact on ongoing and future disputes
The government has confirmed that construction sites across the UK should continue to operate. However, firms across the supply chain are being faced with difficult decisions about whether to temporarily close sites and, where sites remain open, the restrictions that need to be put into place.