Covid-19: All our legal opinion in one place

Resources and insights from our commercial and private client teams to help you respond to Coronavirus.

On this dedicated Coronavirus page we offer some of our latest insights on the COVID-19 pandemic to help your organisation respond to changes and help individuals and families understand their position. 

Below you'll find our many recently published articles about employment law, family law & divorce, property litigation and commercial litigation - each designed to help business leaders, HR teams and individuals through the challenges of an unsettled economy, isolation and recovery.

The outbreak is moving quickly, and some perspectives here may soon be out of date.
We aim to regularly update our articles as the pandemic evolves.

Managing people, employment law & HR issues during the Coronavirus Pandemic
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Promoting good mental wellbeing during lockdown

Mental Health Awareness Week: Kelly Pike highlights how to support staff.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Direction and Extended Deadline

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended to 30 June 2020, plus The Treasury has also issued a Direction to HMRC which provides legally binding…

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COVID-19 Right to Work Checks Adjustment

Adjustments made to Right to Work Checks process for employers during COVID-19.

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Updated Furlough Guidance provides clarification for employers

Over the weekend the government updated its guidance for employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) - Keely Rushmore reports.

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FAQs Furloughing Employees / Job Retention Scheme

Frequently asked questions on Furloughing Employees to help employers, line managers and employees – answered by SA Law’s employment team.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employment Law Issues

Sick pay, home working and enforcing holiday – Chris Cook discusses the topics that are on HR Teams agendas right now.

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Measures to help self-employed in light of Covid-19

Christine Caffrey explains the UK government’s measures to assist the five million self employed people in the UK through business disruption due to corona…

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Everything you need to know about “Furloughed Employees”

Following the announcement of the Job Retention Scheme, organisations now have to designate affected employees as “furloughed employees”, What does this…

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Further guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Key points need to know about the the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, more commonly known as the Furlough Scheme.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Following the announcement of the Job Retention Scheme by the Prime Minister on Friday, Chris Cook and Keely Rushmore outline what the scheme may mean…

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Delay to Off-payroll working changes (IR35)

Important Information: Delay to IR35

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Budget measures need to be publicised widely, put into place quickly, as well as being clear and responsive. If the measures are not available without…
Keely Rushmore, The Financial Times
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What employers need to know about novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for employers on how to plan, respond and reduce risk related to Coronavirus

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Running your business and fulfilling contractual obligations during the Coronavirus Pandemic
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What is responsible contractual behaviour?

Simon takes a look at what constitues as "Responsible contractual behaviour" in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the COVID-19…

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Tips for Avoiding CCJs During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Litigator Simon Walsh shares tips for avoiding county court judgements during COVID-19 and a reminder on the time limits.

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The Coronavirus Act 2020 – the impact on residential tenancy agreements

What protections does The Coronavirus Act 2020 offer to residential landlords and tenants?

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Data protection and the coronavirus pandemic

Good news: The ICO provides clarity on common areas of data concerns during the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.

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March Quarter Day - To pay or not to pay?

With the March “quarter day” coming just days after the Covid-19 lockdown was announced, it isn’t surprising that many commercial landlords and tenants…

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The impact of Coronavirus on commercial contracts and force majeure clauses

Can we rely on COVID-19 being a force majeure event, in order to avoid our contractual obligations?

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SA Law's Guide to Working from Home

As the outbreak of coronavirus continues and as society adapts to its challenges there has been a massive increase in employees working from home. Read…

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Tips for renegotiating contract and payment terms

As the UK faces unprecedented uncertainly in the face of Coronavirus, one of the biggest priorities for organisations is cashflow. SA Law’s litigation…

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Measures to help SMEs keep trading during Covid-19 outbreak

Read Keely Rushmore’s comments in the Financial Times

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Latest guidance and commentary about family law related Coronavirus topics
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The Reopening of Schools during the pandemic and the impact of this on Child Arrangements

Simran Gupta talks about plans for certain school for pupils to return to school and the issues for families in the context of family law.

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Matrimonial Finances and Covid-19 Legal Q&A

Marilyn Bell answers your most important Covid-19 related divorce and finances related questions.

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Domestic abuse – Injunctive orders, Covid 19 and the Courts – the practical bits

Important guidance on the practicality of legal advice to help victims of domestic violence during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus divorce rate: Staying optimistic

Divorce rates soared in China post-quarantine and some sources are predicting a surge in UK-based enquiries – Kiran Beeharry adds a refreshing view to…

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How the coronavirus outbreak may affect arrangements for children whose parents are separated or divorced

Lexis Nexis asks Marilyn Bell about her thoughts on the impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on arrangements for children.

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Covid-19 -v- Financial Arrangements in divorce

Family Partner Kiran explains what a “Barder Event” is, the likely impact of Covid-19 on maintenance and valuations.

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What you can do if you are the victim of domestic abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic

The clear advice of the government is to stay at home at this present time during the coronavirus pandemic, but what should you do if home is not a safe…

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What happens to shared childcare arrangements during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Head of Family Law Marilyn Bell answers important questions to help parents at this time.

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