COVID-19 recovery

Guiding you and your organisation through COVID-19 recovery

As the UK emerges from lockdown restrictions, business owners, investors, leaders and managers face a set of new challenges to ensure economic survival. As everyone searches for opportunities, insight, certainty in our shifting environment, we are here to help guide you and choose the right path through regulatory change and risk management.

Your business may be still facing a number of different legal issues to deliver ‘business as usual’ – including the impact of COVID-19 on employees and staff, your business contracts and arrangements, your buildings and premises, increased bad debt and commercial disputes, and insolvency issues. You may also be struggling to take advantage of existing and new corporate opportunities.

With so many questions around returning to work, not to mention the changing nature of the workplace itself, our expert solicitors are here to provide guidance on how to navigate the uncertainty ahead.

We can keep you up to date with legal changes that may affect you, your staff, colleagues or family, from employment rights and financial support to property leasing, debt financing, settling contractual disputes or revisiting your contracts.

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We are continuing our series of webinars looking at current business challenges and options you may be facing. Please see below for more details:

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Our legal experts are here to provide you legal support and guidance, call us on (+44) 023 8071 8000 or email us: info@moorebarlow.com

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‘No jab, no job’ – why we don’t advise employers to have a mandatory vaccination policy

Naomi Greenwood

15.01.2021

We hear in the news this week that Charlie Mullins, famously litigious founder and CEO of Pimlico Plumbers, has announced that he has instructed the company’s lawyers to draft new employment contracts making it mandatory for staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If that is the case, it is not an enviable position for those […]

Covid recovery | Employment

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Webinar: Guiding charities through meeting protocols and how to efficiently conduct business

Moore Barlow

Event date: 22.04.2021

Meetings are a fact of life when it comes to running a charity. The way a charity is structured will dictate what meetings need to be held. In this webinar Gordon Reid and Helen Harvie from the Charities Team at Moore Barlow will look at those different meetings, how they should be convened, what processes […]

Charities | Covid recovery | Webinar

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Webinar: Dealing with Charity Property – an overview of the requirements of the Charities Act and how to comply with them

Moore Barlow

Event date: 25.03.2021

Many charities have property assets, which are sometimes quite substantial. The Charities Act imposes various requirements in relation to dealings with charity property to ensure that the assets are protected for charitable purposes. In this webinar, Gordon Reid and George Shepherd from the Charities Team at Moore Barlow will explain the requirements and how charity […]

Charities | Covid recovery | Webinar

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Webinar: Duties and responsibilities of charity trustees’ – what does good governance look like?

Moore Barlow

Event date: 25.02.2021

It has never been more important for charity trustees to understand the nature of their role and what is required of them, so that they can ensure to the best of their ability that the charity is well run and pursuing its objects as effectively as possible. In this webinar Gordon Reid, Helen Harvie and […]

Charities | Covid recovery | Webinar

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Clarification on who can be furloughed

Katherine Maxwell

08.01.2021

The government has updated its guidance on which employees may be put on furlough through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.  It has clarified that employees will be eligible for the grant and can be furloughed if they are unable to work (including from home or working reduced hours) because they: are clinically extremely vulnerable, or […]

Covid recovery | Employment

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Webinar: Strategic Planning for 2021 – how should charities approach restructures and redundancies?

Moore Barlow

Event date: 21.01.2021

Given the unprecedented financial challenges of 2020 and the impending end of the extended furlough scheme, many charities are actively restructuring and considering redundancy consultations. In this webinar, Adam McRae-Taylor and Olivia Stanton, employment law specialists in the Moore Barlow Charities Team, will share with charity leaders and HR managers the key things they need […]

Charities | Covid recovery | Webinar

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Webinar: Independent schools – Strategic planning for the challenges of 2021

Moore Barlow

After one of the most challenging years in recent memory, strategic planning for the year to come has never been more vital. In this wide-ranging webinar Joanna Lada-Walicki, Adam McRae-Taylor and Gordon Reid consider the key topics on the agenda for independent school senior leaders and governors for the year ahead. Topics covered include: The […]

Covid recovery | Independent schools | Webinar

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Furlough scheme extended to the end of April 2021

Katherine Maxwell

18.12.2020

The Chancellor has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as the furlough scheme) will be extended once again and will now be in place until 30 April 2021. A review of the scheme was supposed to take place in January but a decision was made to bring forward the review in order […]

Covid recovery | Employment

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Health and Safety protections extended to Gig economy workers

David Ludlow

16.12.2020

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain v The Secretary of State for Work & Pensions and others. A recent decision by the High Court to extend health-and-safety protections those engaged in the gig economy will have a huge impact on hundreds of thousands of workers. The Independent Workers Unions of Great Britain brought the […]

Covid recovery | Employment

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Webinar: Beware the automatic unfair dismissal

Moore Barlow

Event date: 19.01.2021

Many employers are having to make changes to their business, including restructuring and redundancy programmes. In doing so, it is important that they do not fall into the trap of assuming that it is safe to dismiss any employee who has less than two years’ service because they do not qualify for ordinary unfair dismissal. […]

Covid recovery | Employment | Webinar

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Christmas and COVID: Making child arrangements

Annabel Bond

09.12.2020

On 24 November 2020, the Government announced the positive news that coronavirus restrictions would be relaxed over the Christmas period to allow people to spend Christmas with their friends and family. Everyone, irrespective of the Tier you are currently in, will be allowed form a “Christmas bubble” between 23 and 27 December. There are certain […]

Covid recovery | Family and divorce

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Risk of domestic abuse during Christmas and COVID

Annabel Bond

07.12.2020

Over the course 2020, it has been widely reported that domestic abuse cases have increased since the country went into lockdown in March. The charity Refuge recently reported that calls to the National Domestic Abuse helpline have increased “week on week” over the course of the year, and demand for its services is still increasing. […]

Covid recovery | Family and divorce