To date, the COVID-19 pandemic has changing and uncertain effects on so many aspects of our lives. Businesses are considering and implementing changes to their premises, contracts, procedures and team structures. Individuals are concerned about employment issues, their personal affairs and future provisions.
We offer advice in relation to the following areas of law.
- Commercial property – business rates, rent payments, negotiating changes to lease terms.
- Corporate and commercial – performance of contracts, insurance issues, contract termination, restructuring.
- Construction – termination and suspension issues, extensions of time, force majeure, loss claims.
- Debt recovery & insolvency: advising and representing businesses and individuals, directors’ duties and creditor action.
- Divorce and family – issues in relation to child contact arrangements, relationship pressures during lock-down, cohabitation agreements, ongoing proceedings with the court working remotely, resolving financial disputes by way of private Financial Dispute Resolution appointments, enforcing or varying financial orders.
- Employment – contracts, furlough agreements, redundancy, working from home issues, advice for employers and employees.
- Litigation and dispute resolution – difficulties fulfilling contractual obligations including advice regarding breaches, postponement and termination, force majeure and frustration, advice in relation to business interruption, insurance claims
- Private client – making a will and doing so remotely, preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney, the administration of estates and advice relating to inheritance tax including planning and on application for probate.
- Property disputes – issues for landlords and tenants, repossession, rental collection, variations to lease terms, issues with neighbours.
We have in place the following measures that will ensure our business continues to operate at its usual capacity providing the high level of service that is expected of us notwithstanding these unprecedented times:
- Our office telephone numbers are diverted to our staff’s mobiles so you can call our numbers as you would usually
- We have had remote working practices in place for some time so our systems are tried, tested and supported
- We have in place a system to ensure that documents sent to our offices are collected and allocated to their intended recipients promptly
- We have access to conference call and remote meeting facilities to ensure we can meet our clients’ needs while ensuring we are working in line with current government guidance.