Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response
Visiting our Office
The government relaxed the rules about isolating and testing on 24 February. However, for the continued safety of our clients and colleagues our staff will not visit our office if they have Covid symptoms or have been in contact with somebody they know has Covid. In both circumstances, we ask staff to take a lateral flow test and only attend the office if the test is negative. Our staff are also asked to work from home if somebody in their household is testing positive and they only return to the office when all the household is testing negative.
We kindly ask visitors to our office to adopt the same approach.
We are also maintaining the following practices at our offices.
- The office has a COVID19 Cleanliness Assurance Certificate
- Staff and visitors are encouraged to wear a face covering when in communal areas
- Our staff practice hybrid working meaning the office is rarely full
- Hand sanitiser is available around the office
- We have kept perspex screens in Reception
- Meeting times are staggered to limit the number of people in Reception at any one time
- Meeting rooms will be sanitised between appointments
- For those who prefer not to meet in person we offer virtual meetings on Teams and Zoom
- We will not be offering refreshments
If you have any questions about visiting us, please call 01992 300333.
Phone numbers and email address for all of our solicitors are on our People page.
Reception: 01992 300333
Our opening hours remain the same:
- Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:15 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Here to Help
Coronavirus has generated numerous issues for businesses, families and individuals. If you need advice about any of the following, these are the solicitors who can help.
Challenging a will: John Wiblin
Commercial property: Rachael Spalton
Contracts, Restructuring or exiting a business: Michael Budd
Conveyancing: Chris Pease
Debt recovery and insolvency: John Wiblin
Disputes (business or personal): John Wiblin
Disputes about commercial and residential leases: John Wagstaffe
Ending a marriage or relationship: Tracey Dargan
Furlough, redundancy and grievances: Richard Gvero
Wills, powers of attorney and probate: Richard Horwood
If you are concerned about your business or personal matters and are not sure what do to, just get in touch and ask. We will be able to offer some advice or point you in the right direction.
Here is a selection of helpful articles about issues relating to the pandemic. More articles by our solicitors can be found on our Articles page
A World at War: Contracts and Coronavirus
Businesses need to be paid – even during a pandemic
Checking All Your T’s and C’s Match Up to the New Normal
Company Responsibilities During Lockdown: Delayed Not Cancelled
Corporate Transactions During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Pandemic Insurance Claims Set for Settlement Following Ruling
Can a Commercial Lease Be Terminated Before the End of the Term?
Commercial Tenancy Forfeiture Moratorium Extended – a guide for landlords
Getting Your Rural Land Ready for a Sale – a Covid update
Landlord Tenant Collaboration for the Return to Work
Legal Matters Q&A: Commercial Leases
Possession Proceedings: not over yet
Repurposing Retail Space – is this a golden opportunity for property investors?
The Return of Turnover Rent Leases: can market risk be shared between landlords and tenants?
CJRS – Job Retention Bonus
Employers’ Considerations for the Return to Work (Part 1 of 2)
Flexible Furlough Scheme
Furlough: updated guidance
Health and Safety Dismissal in Covid Times
Making Staff Redundant: 7 Things to Think About (1-3)
No Jab, No Job
Selecting Employees for Redundancy Based on Interviews
Child Contact Conundrums During the Covid Pandemic
Christmas, Coronavirus and Separation: what are the rules around taking children away from home?
Settling Cases in in Unsettling Times
Virtual Family Hearings: Tips for Attending a Hearing from Home
What If My Partner Objects to Our Child Receiving the Covid-19 Vaccine?
How to Buy your House before the Stamp Duty Holiday Deadline
Stamp Duty Holiday
The Aftermath of the SDLT Holiday for the Residential Property Market
Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate and Vulnerable Clients
Applying for a Grant of Probate – It’s All Change
Coping with Lockdown Lifting and Support for the Vulnerable
Dealing with an Estate as an Executor During the Coronavirus Pandemic
How Unspent Income from Lockdown Could Cut Future Tax Bills
Lights, camera, action… signing a will goes live
Spike in Demand for Will Writing
Supporting Older and Vulnerable Clients Through the Pandemic
The Importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)