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Kate Oldfield, Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, discusses the importance of PPE as people start to return to the workplace

As the lockdown starts to ease many employees will be concerned about returning to work. They may be anxious about their journey to work or worried about their working conditions once they return. Workers in some industries are used to wearing personal protective equipment, but many are not. A considerable number of employees work in... Read the rest of this entry →

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Sonio Singh – Partner in our Corporate and Commercial Department – on Covid-19 and the North West Corporate Finance market

The Covid-19 pandemic and its grave consequences have had an unprecedented impact on economic activity. It is still early to assess its medium to long term effects. Nonetheless, I will seek to assess the short-term impact of this crisis on corporate finance activity, in the context of the North West. M&A Trends Given the fall in... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andy McNish – Partner in our Business Department – on why firms should consider reviewing terms and conditions of business in the light of COVID-19

COVID -19 has exposed some assumptions made by many parties when entering into commercial contracts including such matters as the robustness and pricing of their supply chains, availability of staff, ongoing market demand, and the ability to access sites or premises. As a rule, these things are not actively considered or discussed between the parties... Read the rest of this entry →

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Rebecca Taylor, Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution team, discusses the temporary restrictions imposed by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

On 20 May 2020, the government introduced the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill in Parliament. The Bill temporarily restricts the use of statutory demands and winding-up petitions. Schedule 10, Part 1 of the Bill provides that no petition for the winding up of a company may be presented on the basis that the company has... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang – Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, at Davis Blank Furniss – summarises the government’s latest guidance for Visa holders

With the recent easing of the lockdown restrictions announced by the Boris Johnson, the Home Office has issued the following guidance for Visa holders. If you’re in the UK and your leave expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020 Your visa will be extended to 31 July 2020 if you cannot leave the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang – Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, at Davis Blank Furniss – on the government’s proposed quarantine period for arrivals into the UK.

With the lock down measures making a positive impact on the spread of the Coronavirus the Home Secretary, Priti Patel has announced a two-week quarantine period for anyone arriving in the UK. It is envisaged that this will lower the risk of infection being reintroduced from other countries. There does seem to be some confusion,... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ameliah McLaren-Parker – Solicitor in our Private Client team – discusses the issues around mental health capacity and wills including the recent case of Clitheroe v Bond

A will is a legal document that is supposed to represent your final say on what should happen to your estate when you die; however, in some instances, as in the recent case of Clitheroe v Bond [2020] a will can be challenged and treated as though it never existed. The case of Clitheroe v... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang – Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, at Davis Blank Furniss – summarises the UK’s new points-based immigration system

In accordance with the UK government’s Brexit plans the following guidance has been issued by the Home office. From 1 January 2021, free movement will end and the UK will introduce a points-based immigration system. The new system will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally and transform the way in which all migrants come to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Rebecca Taylor – Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution Department – on chasing debts and the importance of credit control during the COVID-19 crisis

It is important for all business of any size to have an effective credit control procedure in place to ensure that they are paid for the work that they carry out for customers. Given the current coronavirus pandemic, many businesses are experiencing problems with cash flow. As such, it is more important than ever to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lauren Sever, Trainee Corporate and Commercial Solicitor at Davis Blank Furniss

Lauren Sever, Corporate, Commercial & Employment Solicitor, discusses Mental Health Awareness Week and home-working

Following the recent announcement from the government regarding the country’s roadmap to recovery from the Covid19 pandemic; employers are being urged to continue to allow their employees to work from home if and where at all possible. At least for the next few weeks, working from home therefore remains the reality for most businesses and... Read the rest of this entry →

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