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Our team of experts shine a spotlight on new legal developments, share their views on the impact of current affairs, and offer insights on issues that could impact you and your business.

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24 Apr 2020 COVID-19: a forced revolution to how WeWork

The troubles possibly faced by WeWork, the shared office space company, were well documented long before the global impact of COVID-19 was felt.

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22 Apr 2020 Q&A – Business as (un)usual during the COVID-19 lockdown: the practicalities of executing documents legalised and holding shareholder meetings

This Q&A is intended to provide guidance to those seeking to navigate the choppy and uncertain waters

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17 Apr 2020 A further update on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – the legal framework

On 15 April 2020, a Treasury Direction and updated guidance were issued.

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16 Apr 2020 UK divorce settlements challenged as finances become strained

Family lawyers are reporting a surge in inquiries from individuals hit hard by economic turmoil caused by coronavirus.

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15 Apr 2020 Remote justice – how the Courts are adapting to the crisis of COVID-19

The legal profession has had to adapt quickly to the continuing restrictions imposed by the global pandemic.

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15 Apr 2020 How Covid clauses can keep residential property transactions moving

New ‘Covid clauses’ allow parties to exchange contracts with the comfort of knowing there will be no penalty if completion is delayed

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15 Apr 2020 CGT payment window on sale of UK residential property: COVID-19 Update

From 6 April, there is a new deadline for paying capital gains tax.

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15 Apr 2020 Compensation for a sacrificed career: Will divorce ruling open the floodgates?

Making a decision to give up your career, particularly after the birth of children, can often be both a choice and a sacrifice.

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07 Apr 2020 Arts Council England not competent authority for export where artwork imported into the UK unlawfully (R (on the application of Simonis) v Arts Council England)

Private Client analysis…

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08 Apr 2020 COVID-19: Proposed reforms to insolvency laws intend to give companies breathing space

The Business Secretary Alok Sharma has proposed a relaxation to the current insolvency rules.

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07 Apr 2020 How can landlords and tenants work together to find a solution for tenants whose office space requirements have reduced following COVID-19?

Due to COVID-19, tenants are approaching landlords to request…

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06 Apr 2020 Update on Furlough Leave: key practical issues

Following the government’s recently announced Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, further (and much needed) guidance has been published.

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31 Mar 2020 Coronavirus Act 2020 – Landlords and Tenants

This note sets out how the Coronavirus Act 2020 (“the Act”) affects both business and residential tenancies.

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31 Mar 2020 International Investors Buying UK Real Estate: Advice and UK Government guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic

The UK Government has recently published official and detailed advice…

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30 Mar 2020 Landowners & telecoms operators: a rapidly shifting balance of power

The introduction of the new Electronic Communications Code in December 2017 was a long overdue update to legislation.

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27 Mar 2020 COVID-19: What are the legal implications for the UK arts market?

As the outbreak of COVID-19 has intensified, the UK art market, an inherently international industry, which thrives on both its domestic and global events, has felt the unprecedented effects.

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27 Mar 2020 COVID-19 – Practical Commercial Steps for Businesses to Take During the Pandemic

We have been working with a whole range of businesses to help them address the many commercial issues thrown up by coronavirus.

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26 Mar 2020 Conditional exemption relaxation

It has been confirmed that heritage properties usually open to the public in order to secure conditional exemption from inheritance tax should not view closure due to the coronavirus guidance as a breach of undertaking.

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26 Mar 2020 Coronavirus Act 2020 – What does it mean for commercial landlords?

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (“the Act”) was enacted yesterday (25 March 2020)…

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26 Mar 2020 Relevant Loans

The rules which brought indirect holdings of UK homes of foreign domiciliaries into the inheritance tax net from April 2017 also catch overseas loans made by such individuals to finance UK residential property interests as well as assets.