Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response

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For the continued safety of our clients and colleagues we are following government guidelines and maintaining the following practices at our offices.

  • The majority of our staff are working from home
  • The office has a COVID19 Cleanliness Assurance Certificate
  • All staff and visitors are encouraged to wear a face covering when in communal areas
  • We ask everybody to socially distance as much as possible
  • Hand sanitiser is available around the office
  • We have kept perspex screens in place
  • For those who prefer not to meet in person we are offering virtual meetings on Teams and Zoom
  • Meeting times are staggered to limit the number of people moving through reception at any one time
  • Meeting rooms will be sanitised between appointments
  • We will not be offering refreshments

If you have Covid-19 symptoms or have a positive test, please do not visit the office and follow the Government guidelines for testing and isolating.

If you have any questions about visiting us, please call 01992 300333.

Contact Us

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

Reception: 01992 300333

Email: enquiries@longmores.law

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.

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 Articles 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

Commercial Property
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?

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
What If My Partner Objects to Our Child Receiving the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Homes
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)