Category Guidance for businesses

WORKING IN TIER 3: USEFUL LINKS FOR BUSINESS

There are some useful guides in relation to businesses operating in Tier 3. GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES  Gov.uk – Plan for Jobs: Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers DWF – Job Support Scheme – Further extension for businesses which remain open Business Live – What help is there for Tier 3 businesses forced to close? Natwest – How […]

GUIDES TO CURRENT RESTRICTIONS DUE TO COVID 19: LIVERPOOL AND THE REST OF ENGLAND

The current regulations governing conduct of individuals and businesses are extremely complex.  We have collected guidance that sets these out in simple terms.    LIVERPOOL Liverpool City Council – Local restrictions in Liverpool Department of Health and Social Care – Local COVID alert level: very high (Liverpool City Region) Department of Health and Social Care – Local COVID […]

Kings Chambers & Simpson Millar instructed to challenge the Government’s 10pm hospitality Curfew

Leading barristers at Kings Chambers, including Sam Karim QC, Sarah Clover and Leo Charalambides, along with Dan Rosenberg of Simpson Millar Solicitors have been instructed by Jeremy Joseph of G-A-Y, the iconic club at Heaven in Charing Cross, to challenge the latest round of coronavirus restrictions affecting particularly those in the hospitality and entertainment industry. The pre-action protocol for judicial review has […]

THE LATEST COVID REGULATIONS: PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

The Regulations governing activity as a result of COVID have been introduced rapidly.   In an attempt to help people and businesses keep up to date here are a series of links to practical guidance on the Regulations.     GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE The government has issued specific guidance for each of the areas with local restrictions: […]

CORPORATE INSOLVENCY AND GOVERNANCE BILL FAST-TRACKED THROUGH PARLIAMENT: A SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS,A FORTHCOMING WEBINAR AND HOW TO GET A FREE GUIDE TO THE ACT

We have already seen cases where  the fact that the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill is passing through Parliament has had an impact on judicial decision making.  Here Louis Doyle QC  takes us through the key elements of the Bill. Note that there are details of a free webinar that Louis is taking part in. […]

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

The government has updated its Frequently Asked Questions Guidance as to what you can and can’t do. The full document is available here.    1. Public spaces / outdoor activities / exercise 1.1 What can I do from Wednesday 13 May that I couldn’t do before? Things you can do on Wednesday that you cannot do now: […]

THE GOVERNMENT PLAN: COVID-19 RECOVERY STRATEGY: A LINK AND A SUMMARY

The Government has produced a “plan to rebuild”. It sets out the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy. It is available here. WHAT IT DOES “This document describes the progress the UK has made to date in tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and sets out the plans for moving to the next phase of its response […]

PLANNING IN THE PANDEMIC: USEFUL LINKS TO KINGS’ SITE

Kings has produced a whole host of resources for planners over recent weeks.  The Kings’ website has a large number of resources for all those involved in the planning process.   PLANNING IN THE PANDEMIC Plan Making during COVID – 19: Publicity and Consultation Requirements David Manley QC and Piers Riley-Smith Focus on site notices: […]

Disciplinary and grievance procedures during the coronavirus pandemic: Guidance from ACAS

ACAS has produced guidance on Disciplinary and grievance procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.  This is available here, and set out below.   “The law and Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures still apply during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This includes while social distancing and lockdown measures are in place. The employer needs […]

Claims against trespassers – make sure you DON’T know your defendant

On 20 April 2020, the updated version of CPR Practice Direction 51Z (Stay of Possession Proceedings, Coronavirus) came into force (link: https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/part51/practice-direction-51z-stay-of-possession-proceedings,-coronavirus). This imposes a blanket 90-day stay on all Part 55 possession claims, but sets out some very limited exceptions.  Jonathan Wright considers the practical implications. POSSESSION CLAIMS AGAINST TRESPASSERS It is still possible […]