COVID-19

The Public Health Regulations (up-dated as at 29 May 2020)

The Public Health Regulations (up-dated as at 29 May 2020)

2nd June 2020

Key Changes as at 29 May 2020

The Public Health Regulations (up-dated as at 29 May 2020)

The Public Health Regulations (up-dated as at 29 May 2020)

2nd June 2020

Key Changes as at 29 May 2020 General: Businesses that would otherwise require to be closed under the regulations can now re-open to the extent necessary to allow
COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE:  THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME (1 June 2020)

COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE: THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME (1 June 2020)

2nd June 2020

On Friday 29 May the Chancellor of the Exchequer made a further announcement in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This is an important announcement
Further changes to the rules on terminating residential tenancies

Further changes to the rules on terminating residential tenancies

28th May 2020

On 1 April 2020, the Scottish Parliament approved the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020. This was updated on 26 May 2020 when the imaginatively name Coronavirus (Scot
Company and Insolvency Rules: Temporary Measures

Company and Insolvency Rules: Temporary Measures

28th May 2020

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill, which was presented to Westminster on 20 May 2020 will be fast tracked and should be introduced at the beginning of Ju
COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE: THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME (26 May 2020)

COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE: THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME (26 May 2020)

27th May 2020

On 20 May 2020 HMRC published a Direction modifying the effects of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme as set out in the Schedule to the Direction made on 15 April
The Scottish road back for Construction

The Scottish road back for Construction

25th May 2020

On 21 May 2020, the Scottish Government set out its road map for the return to work for the construction industry as a whole. That map shows the road ahead as being
COVID-19 – What does the Contract Say?

COVID-19 – What does the Contract Say?

18th May 2020

It is probable that the vast majority of contracts entered into between parties in commercial relationships were done so without any thought having been given to th
COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE:  GUIDANCE ON HOLIDAY PAY (15 May 2020)

COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE: GUIDANCE ON HOLIDAY PAY (15 May 2020)

18th May 2020

HMRC have issued Guidance on taking holidays and the payment of holiday pay while employees are on furlough leave under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The ne
COVID and Construction Designers

COVID and Construction Designers

15th May 2020

In the flurry of activity that is the precursor to construction sites (at some point) coming back into operation, it’s not just contractors that need to asses
COVID-19 Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (update)

COVID-19 Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (update)

4th May 2020

As anticipated the Chancellor has announced a package of support for the self-employed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. This has been further fleshed out in
Powers of Attorney during lockdown

Powers of Attorney during lockdown

30th April 2020

We at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP are here to help our clients in every way we can. We believe that it is important, especially during this current situati
Property Transactions and Covid-19 (Update)

Property Transactions and Covid-19 (Update)

29th April 2020

The lockdown is causing major challenges across society as we adapt to a new way of life, which we hope will be temporary. Until such time as the restrictions are l
BUSINESS OWNERS WARNED TO STAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW WHEN IT COMES TO CYBER SECURITY

BUSINESS OWNERS WARNED TO STAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW WHEN IT COMES TO CYBER SECURITY

29th April 2020

Following the recent move to homeworking for a majority of the workforce, it is important to consider cybersecurity risks and the possibility of hackers taking adva
Wills during lockdown

Wills during lockdown

29th April 2020

By putting a Will in place, you are able to effectively manage your affairs and make preparations for the future. Wills need not deal only with the distribution of
COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE: THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME

COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE: THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME

28th April 2020

An update to this article can be found here: https://www.wjm.co.uk/news/covid-19-further-update-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-26-may-2020 HMRC have iss
Construction Site Closure Guidance … and the law

Construction Site Closure Guidance … and the law

27th April 2020

The Scottish Government published formal guidance relating to the Construction Sector on 6 April (https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-constructio
Removing squatters during the pandemic

Removing squatters during the pandemic

27th April 2020

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that every crisis presents an opportunity to unscrupulous people willing to take advantage. Given the current lockdown restri
COVID-19 Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

COVID-19 Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

23rd April 2020

An update to this article can be found here: https://www.wjm.co.uk/news/covid-19-self-employed-income-support-scheme-update As anticipated the Chancellor has
COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE:THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME (20 April 2020)

COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE:THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME (20 April 2020)

21st April 2020

An update to this article can be found here: https://www.wjm.co.uk/news/covid-19-further-update-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-2 HMRC has published what
The Public Health Regulations (updated as at 21 April 2020)

The Public Health Regulations (updated as at 21 April 2020)

21st April 2020

An update to this article can be found here: https://www.wjm.co.uk/news/the-public-health-regulations-up-dated-as-at-29-may-2020 Key Changes as at 21 April 2020 G
COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE:  THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME

COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE: THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME

17th April 2020

An update to this article can be found here: https://www.wjm.co.uk/news/covid-19-further-update-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-2 HMRC has published what
CONSTRUCTION POST COVID-19

CONSTRUCTION POST COVID-19

17th April 2020

An update to this post can be found here: https://www.wjm.co.uk/news/construction-site-closure-guidance--and-the-law With lockdown in the UK set to be extende
SEPARATING THROUGH COVID-19

SEPARATING THROUGH COVID-19

15th April 2020

What advice can be given to separating couples in the face of COVID-19?  Couples who are going through a separation now find that apart from urgent civil busi
COVID 19 TRAPS FOR THE UNWARY: CONSUMERS, CONTRACTS AND CANCELLATION RIGHTS

COVID 19 TRAPS FOR THE UNWARY: CONSUMERS, CONTRACTS AND CANCELLATION RIGHTS

15th April 2020

Consumer-facing businesses at the moment are having to consider a whole host of dilemmas due to Covid-19. Whether it is consumer customers seeking refunds or to de
Have you Noticed Covid 19?

Have you Noticed Covid 19?

14th April 2020

As Field-Marshal Lord Kitchener’s “Your Country Needs You”, John F. Kennedy’s “…ask not what your country can do for you; ask w
Supplier Relief – Asking for a better deal from Public Sector clients

Supplier Relief – Asking for a better deal from Public Sector clients

9th April 2020

An update to this post can be found here: https://www.wjm.co.uk/news/construction-site-closure-guidance--and-the-law The Scottish Government’s Scottish
Property Transactions and Covid-19

Property Transactions and Covid-19

8th April 2020

The lockdown is causing major challenges across society as we adapt to a new way of life, which we hope will be temporary. Until such time as the restrictions are l
COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE:THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME (4 APRIL 2020)

COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE:THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME (4 APRIL 2020)

6th April 2020

An update to this article can be found here: https://www.wjm.co.uk/news/covid-19-further-update-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-2 HMRC has published furt
Coronavirus – New Rules on Terminating Tenancies

Coronavirus – New Rules on Terminating Tenancies

3rd April 2020

An update to this article can be found here https://www.wjm.co.uk/news/further-changes-to-the-rules-on-terminating-residential-tenancies On 1 April 2020, the
Electronic Signatures – the new norm in a pandemic world?

Electronic Signatures – the new norm in a pandemic world?

3rd April 2020

The coronavirus has led to an increase of the number of people working from home and one of the issues we are regularly advising clients on in this regard is the si
COVID-19 – Unoccupied business premises and insurance implications

COVID-19 – Unoccupied business premises and insurance implications

2nd April 2020

Much of the recent press coverage relating to COVID-19 and commercial insurance has focused on entitlement to business interruption coverage as a result of forced c
YOUR CONTRACTS AND COVID 19 – WHAT’S THE LAW?

YOUR CONTRACTS AND COVID 19 – WHAT’S THE LAW?

1st April 2020

Whether you’re a purchaser or supplier of goods or services, it’s difficult to know where to start when you’re in a situation that feels more like
Business Tenancies in England and Wales: Protection from Forfeiture

Business Tenancies in England and Wales: Protection from Forfeiture

1st April 2020

On Wednesday 25th March 2020, the Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force. It empowers Ministers and the government with authority to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak
Coronavirus and Construction Sites

Coronavirus and Construction Sites

31st March 2020

The Scottish Government has now legislated to give effect to its previously published guidance and public statements about restrictions which will apply during the
THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTRACTS IN WAKE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTRACTS IN WAKE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

31st March 2020

COVID-19 has put us all in completely unchartered territory. A situation like this is totally unprecedented, and for many, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding
COVID-19 and VIRUS CLAUSES

COVID-19 and VIRUS CLAUSES

31st March 2020

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP expects that we will soon see an increased appetite for inserting ‘virus clauses’ into future contracts as a result
COVID-19 – update on Company and Insolvency Rules

COVID-19 – update on Company and Insolvency Rules

31st March 2020

On 28th March the UK Insolvency Service announced new measures to amend insolvency laws to give companies breathing space and to keep trading while they explore opt
COVID-19 Holiday Leave Entitlement

COVID-19 Holiday Leave Entitlement

30th March 2020

It has been announced by the UK Government that workers who have not been able to take all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to COVID-19 will now be a
Financial Support for the Self-Employed

Financial Support for the Self-Employed

27th March 2020

An update to this article can be found here: https://www.wjm.co.uk/news/covid-19-self-employed-income-support-scheme As anticipated the Chancellor, yesterday
Public Health Regulations

Public Health Regulations

27th March 2020

An update to this article can be found here: https://www.wjm.co.uk/news/the-public-health-regulations-up-dated-as-at-29-may-2020 The Health Protection (Corona
COVID-19 - HELP AVAILABLE FOR SCOTTISH BUSINESSES

COVID-19 - HELP AVAILABLE FOR SCOTTISH BUSINESSES

27th March 2020

The sharp decline over the past two weeks in consumer and B2B demand has understandably left many small enterprise owners concerned about the future of their busine
The CDM answer to the CSC (construction site closure) Conundrum

The CDM answer to the CSC (construction site closure) Conundrum

27th March 2020

There has been much debate over the last few days as to what the UK Government’s communications actually mean in terms of whether or not construction sites sh
Filing documents during the COVID-19 lockdown

Filing documents during the COVID-19 lockdown

26th March 2020

The current lockdown situation has caused a number of public service providers to close their offices or to put in place procedures limiting contact with third part
COVID-19 UPDATE 26th March, 2002:THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME

COVID-19 UPDATE 26th March, 2002:THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME

26th March 2020

An update to this article can be found here: https://www.wjm.co.uk/news/covid-19-further-update-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-2  At Wright, Johnst
Coronavirus and GDPR: How does COVID-19 impact data protection?

Coronavirus and GDPR: How does COVID-19 impact data protection?

24th March 2020

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have responded to businesses who are worried that their data protection practices and procedures may no
TENANTS, COMMERCIAL LEASES IN SCOTLAND & CORONAVIRUS

TENANTS, COMMERCIAL LEASES IN SCOTLAND & CORONAVIRUS

23rd March 2020

Answers to Tenants’ Questions on the Impact of COVID19 In this note we offer general advice on the most common issues tenants face in coping with the unprece
COVID-19 UPDATE:The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

COVID-19 UPDATE:The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

23rd March 2020

An update to this article can be found here: https://www.wjm.co.uk/news/covid-19-further-update-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-2 At Wright, Johnston &am
IR35 Extension Postponed until 6 April 2021

IR35 Extension Postponed until 6 April 2021

18th March 2020

Yesterday (17 March 2020), it was announced by the UK’s Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Steve Barclay, in the House of Commons, that the government is now po
COVID-19: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR EMPLOYERS

COVID-19: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR EMPLOYERS

17th March 2020

The situation relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the steps being taken by UK Government in response, is developing and changing quickly. At WJM we will keep you
COVID-19:  A MESSAGE FROM  WRIGHT, JOHNSTON & MACKENZIE LLP

COVID-19: A MESSAGE FROM WRIGHT, JOHNSTON & MACKENZIE LLP

17th March 2020

Dear valued clients and contacts of Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP The situation in relation to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is rapidly evolving, and
COVID-19: UPDATED ADVICE FOR EMPLOYERS

COVID-19: UPDATED ADVICE FOR EMPLOYERS

4th March 2020

The number of people confirmed worldwide to have contracted COVID-19 or Coronavirus is escalating at an alarming rate, raising a number of serious concerns for empl
COVID-19: GUIDANCE TO EMPLOYERS

COVID-19: GUIDANCE TO EMPLOYERS

27th February 2020

The alarming escalation in the number of people being diagnosed worldwide as having contracted COVID-19 or Coronavirus raises a number of serious concerns for emplo

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