Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response

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Roadmap out of Lockdown: open by appointment only 

Longmores office has re-opened by appointment only during our usual working hours.  Meetings will continue to be held virtually or over the phone and we can now offer meetings in person when the need arises.  The office has a COVID19 Cleanliness Assurance Certificate and a rota ensures that there are never more than 50% of our staff in the office at any one time.

We are following government guidelines based on the roadmap out of lockdown which includes these social distancing measures at our office:

  • Please only visit if you have an appointment – this includes making deliveries and bringing in identification
  • A face covering must be worn (masks will be available if you do not have your own)
  • Hand sanitising machines have been installed and must be used upon arrival
  • Try to maintain 2m social distancing
  • Appointments will be staggered to minimise the number of people in reception
  • Meeting rooms are marked for social distancing
  • Meeting rooms will be sanitised between each meeting
  • We will not be offering refreshments
  • Disinfectant spray and paper towels are available in the toilet to enable you to clean touch points

If you have any questions about visiting us, please call 01992 300333 and we will explain what you need to do.

Contact Us

Phone numbers and email address for all of our solicitors are on our People page.

Reception: 01992 300333

Email: enquiries@longmores.law

Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:15 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Here to Help

The Coronavirus crisis 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 have other concerns 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.

Helpful Articles

Here is a selection of helpful articles about issues relating to the pandemic.  More articles by our solicitors can be found on our BLOG page

COMMERCIAL
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

EMPLOYMENT
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

FAMILY
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

PROPERTY
Can a Commercial Lease Be Terminated Before the End of the Term?
How to Buy your House before the Stamp Duty Holiday Deadline
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?
Stamp Duty Holiday
The Return of Turnover Rent Leases: can market risk be shared between landlords and tenants?

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
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)