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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 an apocalyptic movie.

Endless Brexit commentary has swiftly been replaced with coronavirus advice so let’s take a look at it from a legal standpoint.

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
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times…

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times…

27th March 2020

Truly exceptional times and exceptional measures. Huge parts of our economy (such as tourism, travel and leisure) in meltdown – meltdown that may take years,
Financial Support for the Self-Employed

Financial Support for the Self-Employed

27th March 2020

As anticipated the Chancellor, yesterday (26 March), announced a package of support for the self-employed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Support for the
Public Health Regulations

Public Health Regulations

27th March 2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) Scotland Regulations came into force on the evening of 26 March 2020. The Regulations give effect to Schedule 19
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

UPDATED 26TH MARCH 2020 At Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP we know that all of you will be keeping a close watch on the announcements being made on a daily ba
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