27th March 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (“the Act”) has now been passed and become law. This legislation gives emergency powers to police, councils, courts, ministers, coroners etc to assist in…

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26th March 2020

COVID-19 – The Impact on Commercial Property Transactions

The completion of a property sale and/or purchase may be at risk of not completing on time because of an event caused by COVID-19. Whilst it is likely…

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UK Immigration Update – COVID-19

The Home Office has made two very important announcement as follows as a result of COVID-19: 1. If you are in the UK and your leave expires between…

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Coronavirus – Advice on Contractual Obligations

Given the worsening Coronavirus crisis many businesses are concerned about their ongoing contractual arrangements. In these uncertain times Ellisons can provide clarity as to liability in the event…

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24th March 2020

COVID-19 and Construction Contracts

On 20 March 2020, we published our article in relation to the effect COVID-19 is having on companies in fulfilling their contractual obligations and the operation of any…

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Business rates relief and other rates related measures – COVID-19

As a result of COVID-19, the Government has set out a package of measures to assist businesses through the disruption. This note concentrates on the business rates relief…

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What are the Rights of Step-Parents?

What automatic parental rights do biological parents have? Does this differ between mothers and fathers? Biological mothers automatically have Parental Responsibility from the child’s birth. Biological fathers have…

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23rd March 2020

Family law advice during COVID-19

COVID-19 is placing an enormous stress on families and parents and we understand that tensions can rise. Our Family Law team continue to be available for advice and…

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20th March 2020

Coronavirus: Government support for Businesses paying sick pay to employees

See our article on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme here, the Government have set out the following additional measure in respect of Support for Businesses paying sick…

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COVID-19 and Force Majeure

The impact of the Coronavirus (also referred to as COVID-19) is challenging businesses’ ability to fulfil their contractual obligations. A Force Majeure clause in a commercial contract may…

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