Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

About Clarkslegal LLP

The Coronavirus pandemic has had significant impacts on businesses and the workforce. We can support you with your business planning and recovery, guiding you through the steps you can take to mitigate the risks in these challenging times. 

Understand the impact on contracts in your industry to avoid litigation, find out about the latest guidance on redundancy and pay so you can plan ahead, and get the latest PM's briefings with our updated summaries.

For immediate advice and assistance contact our legal experts on  07776305578.

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From 1 July 2020, employers will be able to bring back furloughed employees on “flexible furlough” agreements.


The Government has now committed, albeit loosely, to an economy stabilising initiative. Despite the often contradictory scientific and medical advice, come 1st July the majority of non-essential retail will be able to reopen to the public. They will, however, not be opening up to the same world they closed their doors to back in March.


Last month, Ruth Wilkinson, Shona Dunning and Simon Ralphs from our Construction and Real Estate teams hosted a virtual roundtable focusing on our return to the workplace post Covid-19. Here are some of the key points discussed.


The Chancellor has introduced a swathe of measures to keep businesses going and the economy as far away from recession as possible. However, also included in the Chancellor’s budget last month was confirmation of the reintroduction of the Crown Preference from 1st December 2020.


Boris Johnson addressed the nation on how the lockdown may be lifted. Whilst the Prime Minister regularly stated that any easing of restrictions would be at a snail’s pace, announcements were made that will give some reassurance to businesses who have been at a standstill since the 23rd March 2020.


The High Court has held a meeting of a scheme of arrangement in respect of a company voluntary administration (“CVA”) does not need to be held physically in person, but could be through a webinar or conference call


On 1 June 2020, the CLC released the “Industry Recovery Plan” which is a series of proposals intended to help the construction sector recover from the impact of COVID-19. The clear message is that the whole sector needs to work together.


In the many contracts negotiated every day, key terms such as price, delivery and payment are focused on but there are other contractual terms, which, in a post COVID-19 world should be considered.


The Home Office has finally updated its COVID19 immigration policy on the ‘switching concession’, and despite opposition, the 14-day quarantine rule will be in force. In this update, we look at these key changes.


It is anticipated that the Covid 19 outbreak will result in a spike insolvencies in the UK and it goes without saying that this means that a very considerable number of suppliers to companies or sole traders will have been left as unsecured creditors.