News & Views

Blog archive: December, 2020

Brexit deal or no deal.

What happens to enforcement of English Judgments across Europe? So while the negotiations continue and it’s far from certain what the new world looks like in January, it might be worth knowing that any proceedings issued in England prior to the end of the year will be covered by the Brussels Regulation Recast. This applies …

Brexit deal or no deal.

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Countdown to Brexit -23 days: Understanding Brexit

The loss of legal privileges and right of representation for UK based lawyers involved in cross-border EU matters and proceedings, unless they are also qualified as EEA lawyers This article is addressed to in-house counsels and clients of UK law firms who must now review their need for UK and EU legal advice if up …

Countdown to Brexit -23 days: Understanding Brexit

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The ‘F’ Word: A note from Mark Fellows.

A business contact of mine recently posed the question what name they should give to a hamster they had recently purchased. Without any hesitation, I suggested ‘Furlough’. As an employment lawyer, this tells you what word is at the forefront of my mind. I think I have used the word ‘furlough’ more times this year …

The ‘F’ Word: A note from Mark Fellows.

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Countdown to Brexit -23 days: Top tips to prepare

Even during the current global pandemic, it is difficult not to be reminded that the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, and businesses are supposed to prepare for a “no deal Brexit” ahead of the end of the transition period.  This is now fast approaching: 11 pm (UK time) on 31 December 2020. …

Countdown to Brexit -23 days: Top tips to prepare

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Which small businesses have a good chance of surviving the pandemic?

As early as in April this year, the Federation of Small Businesses (Britain’s largest employers’ group) conducted a survey of 5000 companies to see how the present pandemic and subsequent economic crisis would affect small businesses. It revealed that at the time of the survey, one in three companies had temporarily shut down during the …

Which small businesses have a good chance of surviving the pandemic?

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Started a new business in Lockdown? Do you need to consider your IP?

For all of us, 2020 has been a unique year with many putting their lives ‘on hold’ throughout the UK’s first lockdown. During this period of self-reflection, it’s no surprise that many decided to turn their lockdown hobby, or their long-considered ideas, into a new business, as they finally had the time to make it …

Started a new business in Lockdown? Do you need to consider your IP?

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Landlords or Retailers? Nobody’s a winner. Mike Lewis in ‘The Retailer’.

It’s no surprise the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the retail sector. As many retailers were forced to close during both lockdowns, they have been unable to keep up with their rental payments, and as customers continue to self-isolate and stay at home footfall has been significantly lower. On the flip side, …

Landlords or Retailers? Nobody’s a winner. Mike Lewis in ‘The Retailer’.

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Furlough extended until December 2020.

The Government’s u-turn in respect of a national lockdown may have come as unwelcome news but for some it has come with the welcome side effect that the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (aka the Furlough scheme) has been extended until December. The Government’s Furlough scheme was due to end on 31 October 2020 and …

Furlough extended until December 2020.

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No terms, no matter

It remains best practice that you should always incorporate your terms and conditions of business into your dealings with clients, even though it is no longer a mandatory requirement to do so since Regulation 17 of the Conduct Regulations was revoked with effect from 8th May 2016. But sometimes it doesn’t happen. Sometimes clients ask …

No terms, no matter

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Coronavirus Act 2020 & The Implications on Landlords & Tenants

The last six months have been challenging for most.  Tenants have especially faced difficulty whereby they have been unable to meet rental payments. The Government has therefore issued guidance with the primary purpose being to protect private and social tenants by delaying when landlords can issue proceedings to evict. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (‘the Act’) …

Coronavirus Act 2020 & The Implications on Landlords & Tenants

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