Category Guidance for businesses

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 […]

THERE ARE 110 POSTS ON THIS SITE: HERE IS A GUIDE TO HELP YOU TAKE YOUR PICK

This site has been going for a month now. During that time there have been 110 individual posts across a wide range of subjects. To help readers we thought it was time that the posts were catalogued in an easily available way. (To further assist most of the posts are categorised in any event. If, […]

CAN AN EMPLOYEE TAKE ANNUAL LEAVE DURING FURLOUGH: THERE MAY BE A DEFINITE ANSWER: BUT KEEP WATCHING

Anisa Niaz-Dickinson  offers advice on the issue of whether employees can take annual leave during furlough. THE QUESTION One question that has been frequently raised with the Kings’ team in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) is whether or not an employee on furlough can take annual leave during the furough period. This […]

FURLOUGHING: OPTIONS FOR EMPLOYERS

At the weekend the government updated the terms of its job retention scheme, and provided clarity about what furloughed employees may do for the business.  Helen Gardiner looks at the options. Work that employees cannot do Employers cannot ask furloughed employees to do any work that: · makes money for the organisation; or · provides […]

THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER’S GUIDES TO CORONAVIRUS ISSUES: SOMETHING TO BE COMMENDED (AND READ)

The Information Commissioner’s Office’s coronavirus information hub has been established to help individuals and organisations navigate data protection during the coronavirus pandemic.   The ICO is one of the organisations that has responded extremely well to the current situation. It has continued to give advice in a detailed and measured way, realised that there will be difficulties, […]