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CONSTRUCTION

Coronavirus Construction Update: a view of the effects of COVID-19 on the industry and our insights for those using the JCT suite of contracts
On construction projects, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant there have been closures of sites aplenty; there will almost certainly have been reduced staff at manufacturing facilities, and even as the UK slowly returns to work, there […]

 

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

HM Courts & Tribunals Service – Update
Teacher Stern are continuing to provide litigation support throughout this difficult time. However, the courts inevitably are restricted both in terms of holding hearings and dealing with other orders of business. To assist you we have prepared a note on the current position. […]

Update on COVID-19’s impact on the court system in England and Wales
Teacher Stern are continuing to provide litigation support throughout this difficult time. However, the courts inevitably are restricted both in terms of holding hearings and dealing with other orders of business. To assist you we have prepared a note on the current position. On 19 March 2020 HM […]

COVID-19 – a general guide to business survival and restructuring
This article does not provide legal advice nor should it be relied upon by anyone receiving it for the purpose of making decisions in relation to their business or otherwise.  This article sets out some general concepts which may be relevant for business owners and managers to consider bearing in […]

Coronavirus & its impact on contracts
The Coronavirus outbreak which started in Wuhan, China is likely to worsen, not just in China but throughout the world although importantly from a private party contractual perspective it has not yet been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. […]

 

EMPLOYMENT

COVID-19 Secure Guidance: Keeping workplaces safe 
This Q&A will provide a brief summary of the new ‘COVID-19 Secure’ guidance and take a look at the legal and practical implications of asking employees to return to work […]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – What are the Rules?
This guidance is dated 30 April 2020. It summarises the provisions of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) […]

Employment Law changes effective April 2020
The employment team at Teacher Stern have put together a round-up of the key employment law changes that will take effect at the beginning of April 2020. […]

Key points of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
This guidance dated 27 March 2020 does not constitute legal advice. It summarises the provisions of the Scheme, first announced by the Government on 20 March 2020. […]

Employer guidance *updated* (24.03.2020)
This Q&A is a guideline and does not constitute legal advice. The guidance provided is correct as at 23 March 2020 and reflects provisions of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme), first announced by the government on 20 March 2020. The Scheme will enable all UK employers to access support to continue paying part […]

COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidance for employers – a Q&A (19.03.2020)
The Government has promised help specifically to preserve jobs, and has urged employers not to rush into decisions. Nonetheless employers will be feeling the pressure to act quickly. This Q&A deals with the law as it stands but we are expecting changes to be announced soon. […]

How employers should deal with COVID-19 (coronavirus)
The coronavirus outbreak has raised multiple employment law questions regarding the health &  safety of employees in the workplace, flexible working arrangements, managing absences and handling the outbreak in a way that does not give rise to discrimination issues. […]

 

IMMIGRATION

Immigration Round Up : COVID-19, the new post-Brexit Immigration System and more
As the impact of COVID-19 continues to affect our day-to-day lives, we take a look at the effect the pandemic has had on UK immigration and review the Home Office’s latest COVID-19 guidance. We also look at other recent developments in immigration law including the new points-based system […]

 

INSURANCE

Pandemic protection – the impact COVID-19 has on the insurance sector
Do you have questions regarding insurance and whether you may have cover under an existing policy for a particular set of circumstances relating to Coronavirus? Sarah Emerson, Partner at Teacher Stern, spoke to Tom Inchley, at LexisNexis, about insurance with a focus on insureds, during this uncertain time. […]

 

REAL ESTATE

Coronavirus Act 2020 – landlord and tenant update
The Coronavirus Act 2020 is now in force. This note sets out the key aspects of the Act which will be of vital importance to how both landlords and tenants interact and do business with each other during this period. […]