30th March 2020

By your side in Business – Blackadders’ Covid-19 Advisory Team

Businesses across the country are facing a constantly changing legal landscape as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The speed at which new measures are being enacted is completely unprecedented in recent times.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the constant developments, and to feel uncertain and anxious about what the future may hold for all of us, and for our businesses.

Here at Blackadders, our dedicated Covid-19 advisory team is assisting our clients with a range of queries and concerns arising from the current pandemic, including:

  • the enforceability of contractual provisions and the applicability of force majeure clauses;
  • obligations under leases and occupancy arrangements;
  • rights of consumers and other contracting parties to make cancellations and/or to obtain refunds for prepaid arrangements;
  • the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on various aspects of the employment relationship, including obligations of employers in relation to sick pay, home working and premises closures;
  • employment issues arising from the recently announced Job Retention Scheme;
  • business restructuring options in light of current financial pressures; and
  • business continuity and risk management.

We understand that businesses need pragmatic, commercial and rapid legal advice to deal with a constantly evolving situation. Our Covid-19 advisory team draws together the experience and expertise of various specialists within our firm, offering a coherent and joined up multi-disciplinary service, to help to support you and your business in navigating these uncertain times.

Our website contains various resources covering topical issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic – please see further information. If you would like to receive up-to-date news, blogs and guidance, please sign up to our mailing list via our website or by emailing marketing@blackadders.co.uk

If you have any queries or require any assistance then please get in touch with either your usual Blackadders contact or a member of our Covid-19 advisory team, details of whom are set out below.

Simon Allison, Partner
Employment Law
Simon.Allison@blackadders.co.uk 

 

 

Stephanie Carr, Partner
Dispute Resolution/Restructuring & Insolvency
Stephanie.Carr@blackadders.co.uk

 

 

Ellen Eunson, Partner
Rural
Ellen.Eunson@blackadders.co.uk 

 

 

Lucy Gannon, Partner
Corporate and Commercial
Lucy.Gannon@blackadders.co.uk

 

 

Stuart King, Partner
Commercial Property
Stuart.King@blackadders.co.uk

 

 

Susan McFadyen, Partner
Corporate and Commercial
Susan.McFadyen@blackadders.co.uk

 

 

Ryan McKay, Partner
Dispute Resolution/ Restructuring and Insolvency
Ryan.McKay@blackadders.co.uk

 

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