MacRoberts and coronavirus – Supporting You, Your Families & Your Businesses

The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause economic uncertainty across all areas of business and for individual families. As we gradually emerge from lockdown into a 'new normal', the full economic impact of the virus has yet to be realised. The furlough scheme is now winding down and, as businesses are starting to get back to the workplace under social distancing restrictions, we are now looking ahead to what the next weeks, months and perhaps even years may look like.

During the pandemic, MacRoberts has continued to provide our clients with expert legal advice as they navigate the challenges posed by the coronavirus. Our lawyers have frequently issued legal updates on the key issues businesses should be aware of, and you will find all of that information below. We have also produced a number of short webinars and podcasts on frequent updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme through our MacRoberts Live Bitesized series, available here.

As businesses get 'back to work', the Scottish and UK Governments are frequently issuing new and updated guidance on how the country should navigate the effects of the coronavirus. As has been the case throughout this period, MacRoberts continues to monitor Government guidance closely and our lawyers are here to support you, your businesses and your families through these uncertain times. Please do not hesitate to contact me personally or any member of the MacRoberts team – we are here for you.

On behalf of everyone at MacRoberts, we wish you all the very best and look forward to seeing you again.

Warmest wishes,

Neil Kennedy
Managing Partner

    • COVID-19 Safety in Numbers New rules permitting group proceedings (class actions) to proceed in the Court of Session come into force today, 31 July 2020.
    • Employment Furlough and redundancy pay The UK Government has announced that a new law is expected today (30 July 2020) to ensure that furloughed employees receive statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wages, rather than a reduced furlough rate.
    • Construction Getting on with the day job in the construction sector The construction sector in Scotland has moved to Phase 4 of the five-phase Restart Plan and seems, at last, to be shaking off the worst effects of COVID-19.
    • COVID-19 Disputes in the time of COVID-19 No one likes to think of things going wrong, but disputes are a part of commercial life. In unsettled markets we often see an increase in contractual disputes, particularly in relation to termination. So what if a party to the contract cannot perform their obligations?
    • Food & Drink Food & Drink Newsletter - Summer 2020 Our latest bumper Food & Drink Newsletter looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses across the food and drink and hospitality sectors and what businesses should be considering as lockdown restrictions across the UK are gradually eased.

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