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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) content hub

With unprecedented impacts from the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to affect industry, businesses and supply chains, our content hub aims to keep you up to date with legal news during the current climate.

We will continue to provide COVID-19 legal updates to you on a regular basis. If your business or people are impacted, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Business and Commercial tenants

Apr 2: Business Rates Reform – Response to COVID-19 and the 2020 outlook.  Read more

Mar 30: Business Tenant Protection from Forfeiture under the Coronavirus Act 2020.  Read more 

Mar 25: COVID-19 and Commercial Tenants' Rights Regarding Rent.  Read more

Business restructuring

Mar 31: COVID-19 - The suspension of wrongful trading provisions and a moratorium for businesses in restructuring – what is the likely impact on your business?  Read more

Competition compliance

Apr 6: COVID-19: Coronavirus and competition Law - the current enforcement scene. Read more.

Apr 1: COVID-19: CMA provides guidance to business on its approach to co-operation in response to the pandemic.  Read more

Corporate debt and treasury

Apr 8: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme – attempts to address inaccessibility.  Read more

Mar 30: The government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.  Read more

Court hearings

Mar 27: COVID-19 legal update - Virtual hearings - what we've learned.  Read more

Mar 24: COVID-19 legal update - The official guidance on remote hearings; early engagement is key to success.  Read more

Mar 20: COVID-19 legal update - Impact on court hearings.  Read more

Data and privacy

Mar 27: Cybersecurity and COVID-19 - Opportunities for change in the face of challenge.  Read more

Document signing

Mar 18: Signing documents during COVID-19.  Read more

Insurance

Apr 7: International risk team: Mitigation in Trade Credit Insurance.  Read more

Apr 2: FCA's expectations of insurance firms.  Read more

Mar 27: Cybersecurity and COVID-19 - Opportunities for change in the face of challenge.  Read more 

Mar 26: Insurance broker E&O exposures - COVID-19.  Read more

Mar 25: The "war" against Coronavirus - implications for the Life Sciences industry when regulations are loosened.  Read more

Mar 23: COVID-19 – Regulatory Update for law firms.  Read more

Mar 20: Insureds likely face uphill battle in seeking coverage for Coronavirus losses in both US & UK.  Read more

Mar 16: Contingency market Coronavirus briefing - event cancellation.  Read more

Mar 12: COVID-19 risk update for UK insurers.  Read more

Feb 21: Coronavirus and its damage to the health of businesses.  Read more

Feb 20: Novel Coronavirus ("COVID-19") and its potential implications for Business Interruption Insurers.  Read more

IP

Apr 1: EUIPO issues clarification on COVID-19 extension of time for trade mark and design proceedings.  Read more

Litigation

Mar 23: Coronavirus/COVID-19 and the Impact on Litigation.  Read more
 

Medical and life sciences

Apr 1: COVID-19 - the battle between fact and fiction.  Read more

Mar 25: The "war" against Coronavirus - implications for the Life Sciences industry when regulations are loosened.  Read more

Regulatory updates and developments

Apr 8: Architects and COVID-19 – Practical Advice on complying with your Professional Standards.  Read more 

Apr 7: SM&CR temporary arrangements extended to 9 months for FCA solo-regulated firms.  Read more

Apr 6: COVID-19 - Coronavirus and Competition Law - The Current Enforcement Scene. Read more 

Apr 2: Managing SM&CR during the Coronavirus crisis. Read more 

Mar 31: COVID-19 key financial workers Read more 

Mar 30: COVID-19 forces POS and FOS office closures – what does it mean for complaints? Read more

Mar 27: New FCA signposting travel insurance rules. Read more

Mar 27: Key regulatory guidance following COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Mar 26: COVID-19 legal update – FCA's update for consumers. Read more 

Mar 23: COVID-19 – Regulatory Update for law firms. Read more

Mar 23: COVID-19 legal update - FCA's update for firms. Read more

Retail

Apr 3: COVID-19: The groceries sector - temporary competition law exemption comes into force.  Read more

Mar 24: COVID-19 legal update - help for supermarkets and other retailers with competition law compliance in challenging times.  Read more

Singapore updates

Apr 6: Singapore's COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill 2020.  Read more

Tax

Mar 30: COVID-19 and tax residence.  Read more 

Mar 26: COVID-19 forces HMRC to temporarily change its stamp duty processes.  Read more 

Mar 19: Spring budget 2020 - COVID-19 and "time to pay" arrangements.  Read more

Your workforce

Mar 27: COVID-19 legal update - Your workforce: a Q&A on claiming for wage costs through the Job Retention Scheme.  Read more

Mar 27: COVID-19 legal update - Your workforce: a caution against putting equality on the backburner.  Read more

Mar 24: COVID-19 legal update - Your workforce: pay and costs - practical ideas our clients are exploring.  Read more 

Mar 24: COVID-19 legal update - Your workforce: supporting mental health when home working.  Read more 

Mar 24: COVID-19 legal update - What on earth is "furlough"?  Read more