​Latest Blogs

  • COVID-19, Barder Events, & the case for variation of financial orders

    | Apr 06, 2020
    For many of our clients who are currently going through – or have recently gone through – financial remedy proceedings, concern over the impact on both income and asset valuation has proven to be significant. In this article we discuss some of the ways in which these challenges can be addressed.
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  • COVID-19: Ways of witnessing wills in lockdown

    | Apr 06, 2020
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  • COVID-19: The effect of Force Majeure and frustration on contracts

    | Apr 06, 2020
    Coronavirus has had the effect of making some contracts impossible to perform, whether, for example, as a result of the Government’s new policies and guidelines or the pandemic’s impact on a supply chain. In these circumstances, both parties will need to have regard to their legal position. If the contract contains an express force majeure clause (which many contracts do) then that clause will set out the parties’ rights and obligations.
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  • COVID-19: Considerations for Commercial Landlords & Tenants

    | Apr 01, 2020
    As businesses are encouraged to operate remotely wherever possible – and many businesses in the hospitality sector are forced to shut their doors completely – many tenants are concerned that they will fall into rent arrears while operating at a reduced capacity.
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  • COVID-19: Al fresco will signing with your solicitor

    | Apr 01, 2020
    At Spratt Endicott, we have found that this period has created some unusual challenges – that we are finding practical solutions to – as we look to provide our usual level of service to clients. We outline a few of these measures in this article.
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  • COVID-19 & Recovering Outstanding Debts

    | Mar 30, 2020
    Both creditors and debtors are already facing a slowdown in operations with several businesses either furloughing or laying off workers or closing their doors permanently. It goes without saying that flexibility and communication is key when attempting to reclaim outstanding debts in the current climate.
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  • COVID-19 | Guidance for Employers

    | Mar 30, 2020
    As the British government continues to pursue measures to ‘flatten the curve’ and try to limit the spread of COVID-19, businesses face an extended period of uncertainty in a constantly evolving scenario. While some sectors will be affected more than others – the hospitality sector in particular has been hit by the social distancing advice – it is unlikely that any organisation will not face some very challenging months ahead.
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  • Employment Law Advice & COVID-19

    | Mar 29, 2020
    As the businesses continue to react to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and the ensuing ‘lock down’, they need to be able to respond swiftly to with up to date advice delivered in a timely manner.
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  • COVID-19: Advice for landlords and tenants

    | Mar 26, 2020
    Homeowners, renters, and landlords face vulnerability due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic slowdown. We discuss the common scenarios and what the options are for our clients
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  • Video mediation to resolve childcare arrangement disputes as a result of COVID-19

    | Mar 26, 2020
    In a period of extended social distancing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Spratt Endicott are now able to offer mediation by video conference to allow them to support our clients with issues regarding childcare arrangements.
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