Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response

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Roadmap out of Lockdown: Step 4

Social distancing restrictions came to an end in England on 19th July, however for the continued safety of our clients and colleagues we are following the Government’s recommendation to be cautious and will be maintaining some of the practices for safe keeping.

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.

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.

Face to face meetings with our clients and between colleagues are being kept to a minimum and we will continue to meet over Teams, Zoom or the phone where possible. We will also continue to stagger meeting times to limit the number of people moving through reception at any one time, social distancing markers have been left in the meeting rooms, and the rooms will be sanitised between meetings.

We have kept perspex screens in place and are asking everybody to socially distance as much as possible. Hand sanitiser stations remain in place and should be used frequently. We will not be offering refreshments.

Although it is no longer compulsory to wear a face covering, we recommend and encourage our staff and visitors to continue to wear one.

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

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
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 Aftermath of the SDLT Holiday for the Residential Property Market
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
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)