Business First autumn 2020 (issue 38)

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Business First autumn 2020 (issue 38) has just been published with the theme Survive or Thrive?.  Partner and Head of Commercial Property, Rachael Spalton has written an article How does Covid-19 affect commercial leases? which is featured on page 16.

Editorial introduction by Tim Trout: Welcome to the new normal edition

Gosh, did that really happen? And what’s next on the horizon? In this packed Business First we take a grounded approach to exploring how you can take on a future not only reshaped by pandemic – but the added turbulence of shortly leaving the EU for real.

Good communication has been critical for businesses determined to win through the huge recent challenges, despite what may have looked like tough odds. So articles on rebuilding trust and making the most of social media explore reinforcing the relationships on which all successful business depends.

We also include pieces on the practical side of running a Covid-era business. We investigate how (and whether) to invest in a home office to make WFH work for you. How to manage a safe return to the workplace. And how to embrace fresh new thinking to inform your CSR activities in a world where community responsibility and engagement have taken on new urgency. We look, too, at how landlords can best navigate a rental market turned on its head – as well as how tenants can approach exiting an agreement sooner than they might have imagined.

Along with tips on checking if your contracts are ‘new normal-ready’ and how to sell on your business in times of uncertainty, we also offer thoughts on two important current social themes: responding to the Black Lives Matter movement and how to manage the scourge of online trolls.

Finally, we’ve included a timely reminder (how could you possibly forget?) to cover all possible Brexit bases as January 2021 approaches. You know it makes sense.

For advice about commercial leases and all matters to do with Commercial Property, contact Rachael Spalton