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3 July 2020 Non-payment of insurance premiums during the Coronavirus pandemic

The forced closure of many businesses as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Recent reports from the Office for National Statistics state that the economy was 25% smaller in April than it was in February this year.

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22 April 2020 Mergers and acquisitions transactions and COVID-19 - 22 April update

We’ve already discussed various practical implications that COVID-19 is having on M&A transactions, but if transactions are continuing to go ahead, what are some of the legal considerations to bear in mind in the current climate?

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Legal update

17 April 2020 The impact of Covid-19 on premises inspections for duty holders

Browne Jacobson has further recent guidance has emerged from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in relation to carrying out thorough examination and testing of lifting equipment and pressure equipment during the coronavirus outbreak.

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16 April 2020 The impact of Covid-19 on professionals

With the Government predicting that up to 20% of the workforce could be off at the same time during the pandemic and a period of economic uncertainty expected to follow, we are likely to see a significant rise in claims against professionals stemming indirectly from the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Legal update

3 April 2020 Vicarious liability - when is the role of an Independent Contractor sufficiently “akin to employment”

The beginning of Spring 2020 saw the Supreme Court give judgment in two important cases concerning the principle of vicarious liability.

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Legal update

3 April 2020 Vicarious liability for employers: mere opportunity does not in itself confer liability

On 1 April 2020 the Supreme Court gave judgment in WM Morrison Supermarkets v Various Claimants.

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Legal update

1 April 2020 Director duties and Covid-19

Boards across the country are working tirelessly to respond to an ever-evolving situation as quickly as they can - with one eye on trying to protect the business, employees and wider stakeholders and the other on ensuring that they are always acting in the best interests of their shareholders.

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Covid-19: Managing Risks to Your Business: Fighting Fear with Facts - 30 March 2020

In our Covid-19 webinar, a number of key members of our team provide an analysis of current issues arising in relation to the pandemic and its effect on business.

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Legal update

27 March 2020 Reinstatement for property damage losses – when does it apply?

The Court of Appeal has recently considered the correct test for measuring the indemnity for property damage losses and has provided useful guidance on whether an insured needs to intend to reinstate the property to its pre-loss condition.

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Legal update

26 March 2020 Impact of Coronavirus for retail tenants – some basic questions and answers

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 March that all shops selling non-essential goods must close. Will we be breaking the terms of our lease?

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