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.

Latest news and updates:

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We will be continuing our series of webinars looking at current business challenges and options you may be facing. More details on future webinars will follow shortly.

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Contact us

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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Webinar: New corporate insolvency rules – What are the risks and opportunities?

Moore Barlow

The UK Government has recently introduced new legislation to help directors and businesses deal with threats from creditors in these difficult times. Some provisions relate to dealing with the Covid-19 crisis specifically, but other changes are permanent, changing the law in far-reaching ways which include: new powers to directors to impose a moratorium on their […]

Corporate | Covid recovery

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Webinar: Legal masterclass – Investing in distressed businesses

Moore Barlow

Our corporate experts discuss key risk areas to consider when investing in distressed businesses, share valuable insights into the opportunities of investing, and help you avoid the pitfalls. We outline some of the basic checks you should be making before investing, provide some pointers around keeping your deal on track amidst pressure from the other […]

Corporate | Covid recovery

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Webinar: The ongoing challenge of bringing staff back to the workplace

Moore Barlow

Since 1 August, the government has given employers the green light to bring their employees back to the workplace (provided it is safe to do so), but it has been a slow trickle effect. Many people are opting to continue to work from home for a number of reasons, including health & safety, family commitments […]

Covid recovery | Employment

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Webinar: Contracts and insurance dispute management during Covid-19

Moore Barlow

Covid 19 raises a number of issues on contracts, including frustration and force majeure, which are especially important when these contracts are the lifeline of a business. Through the Cabinet Office, the government recently published its guidance on responsible contractual behaviour in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the Covid-19 emergency. Some businesses […]

Covid recovery | Dispute resolution

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Webinar: How can debt recovery improve cash flow during the coronavirus pandemic?

Moore Barlow

Whilst there may be many reasons to cause businesses to enter into liquidation, for SMEs it is often the impact of unpaid invoices and the negative effect that has on cash flow. The coronavirus pandemic has significantly disrupted businesses across the UK and around the world. Many businesses may have felt that there was little […]

Covid recovery | Debt recovery

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Covid-19: Travel abroad and compulsory quarantine – how do employers manage this?

Katherine Maxwell

29.07.2020

Schools have broken up for summer holidays and more employees are now venturing out and going abroad. Already we are seeing signs of further coronavirus related issues for employers. The first big challenge has been triggered by the government’s sudden decision to impose 14-day quarantine on those returning from Spain.This has implications for employees who […]

Covid recovery | Employment

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New support for directors: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

Tim Matthews

24.07.2020

On 26 June 2020 the Government’s new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) came into force. CIGA sets out temporary measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, there are important permanent reforms to insolvency and company law. Together this represents a major package of new legislation to help navigate troubled times and in […]

Corporate | Covid recovery

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Webinar: To return to work – or not

Moore Barlow

The challenges of coronavirus and how employers manage returning to work We are facing a time of uncertainty as employees are encouraged to return to the workplace for economic and well being reasons, whilst at the same time being asked to work from home where possible. With the potential for conflict between offices re-opening versus […]

Covid recovery | Employment

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Coronavirus: Bringing your employees back to work

Michelle Tudor

15.07.2020

Michelle Tudor, senior associate in the employment team discusses some of the practicalities and legal issues that may arise as you bring your workforce back to work.

Covid recovery | Employment

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Coronavirus: weddings can now take place, but should you also consider a pre-nuptial agreement?

Sarah French

14.07.2020

The Government recently announced that from 4th July couples can now get married in England with up to 30 guests and enjoy their wedding ceremonies with rules in place, such as all individuals from different households being at least 2 metres apart, or one metre with risk mitigation if this is not possible.

Covid recovery | Family and divorce

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Chancellor unveils coronavirus recovery plan to save jobs

Katherine Maxwell

09.07.2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £30bn plan to boost the economy and prevent mass unemployment as the financial effects of the coronavirus wear on. We have summarised the key points below which will be of interest to employers: Job retention scheme The furlough scheme is due to be phased out over the summer before coming […]

Covid recovery | Employment

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Making your workplace Covid-19 secure

Michelle Tudor

01.07.2020

As the stay at home rule relaxes and businesses get the green light to re-open, employers are making plans to bring their staff back into the workplace. All employers have a statutory duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees as far as reasonably practicable. The government’s message remains that employees should […]

Covid recovery | Employment