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Tips for setting up an online business - Julia Weeks published in Pet Business World

Many pet retailers are developing their online presence in. Julia Weeks, an experienced solicitor in our corporate team has provided some much needed guidance and useful tips for businesses in Pet Business World , the leading magazine for the pet...

Should I get a pre-nup? All of your nuptial agreement questions answered

A nuptial agreement can help you and your partner agree in advance which assets should be part of your “separate” or “marital” property. Should I get a pre-nup? You can enter into a nuptial agreement both before and after you marry....

What role does HR have in preparing a business for sale? Clare Gilroy-Scott published in People Management

Clare Gilroy-Scott , Partner in our Employment team , has been published in People Management , the magazine of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development . “From an HR perspective, the buyer will need to know what terms are offered to...

"I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" - technology and Civil Fraud

  The use of technology in Civil Fraud – or how I learned to stop worrying and love technology Civil fraud cases traditionally require the sifting through of thousands of documents to get to a result. Applications for freezing orders are...

The Big Freeze - can you get a freezing injunction on matters with a small quantum?

In the second article in my series on cost effective civil fraud claims, we look at the use of freezing injunctions and how they work in claims that are lower than some of the multi-party, very high value cases many of us work on. Freezing orders represent...

Renegotiating with your landlord - Chris Barkley's tips for tenants has been published in TTG

As the end of the moratorium on possession proceedings looms Chris Barkley , Senior Associate in Goodman Derrick’s Real Estate team, has provided his tips for tenants who are seeking to renegotiate their relationship with their landlords: ...

A guide to opening your restaurant, cafe or pub after the coronavirus lockdown, 12 April

An earlier version of this article first appeared in the June edition of The Caterer  Whatever happens next will be very different, now is the time to precision plan your opening. Significant changes to lockdown restrictions for hospitality...

Real Estate & Construction Insights - Latest Edition Available

The latest edition of Real Estate & Construction Insights  is available to download now. Our specialist lawyers have provided insight and analysis in relation to several important developments in the sectors: New Treasury support for modern...

Goodman Derrick's family team have successfully acted in relation to a rare "non-court" family law dispute

Goodman Derrick’s family law team have successfully acted on behalf of a client who had a financial order made by consent in 2018 but who was experiencing difficulties in recovering payments for child care costs. The case has been reported in the law...

Post-Brexit reforms to the UK's listing regime proposed to boost growth and help maintain the City's position

On the same day as the Budget earlier in March, Lord Hill, the previous EU commissioner for financial services, released his report into London’s listing regime.  The purpose of Lord Hill’s review was to recommend reforms to the UK listing...

Brexit and family law: Everything advisers need to know - Charlotte Coyle published in Professional Adviser

Charlotte Coyle , Senior Associate in our Family Team , has collaborated with Sarah Lucy Cooper, Family Law Barrister, Thomas More Chambers, to provide a post-Brexit guide to family law for  Professional Adviser . “The rules governing...

Q&A: Five minutes with Chloe Benson - Chloe Benson featured in Property Week

Chloe Benson , Senior Associate in our Real Estate Dispute Resolution team, features in Property Week speaking about how she got started in the property sector, what she would like to change about the industry and her cultural recommendations. ...

Q&A: Chloe Benson interviewed by Property Week

Chloe Benson , Senior Associate in our Real Estate Dispute Resolution team, features in Property Week speaking about how she got started in the property sector, what she would like to change about the industry and her cultural recommendations. ...

From me to you: Charlotte Coyle celebrates International Women's Day 2021

Charlotte Coyle joined Goodman Derrick in 2019 as an Associate and was quickly promoted to Senior Associate in 2020. She specialises in family law and has 14 years experience from local high street to boutique firms in the City...

From me to you: Clare Gilroy-Scott celebrates International Women's Day 2021

Clare Gilroy-Scott joined Goodman Derrick as a trainee in 2001 following a 3 year HR role in a recruitment business. Clare qualified into the Employment Team in 2003 and became a partner in 2017. She is also the firm’s Training...

From me to you: Alexandra Bonner celebrates International Women's Day 2021

Alexandra Bonner joined the firm in April 2016 as head of the Employment Team. Alex covers a broad spectrum dealing with all aspects of employment law both contentious and non-contentious.  Q&A What inspired you to become a lawyer? And where...

From me to you: Dagmara Selwyn-Kuczera celebrates International Women's Day 2021

Dagmara Selwyn-Kuczera joined the property team at Goodman Derrick in 2008 and became a partner in 2014.  She handles a broad range of commercial property transactions, with particular emphasis on investment, landlord & tenant and secured lending, including development finance. She also acts for high net worth individuals, looking after their property interests.

From me to you: Tanya Shillingford celebrates International Women's Day 2021

Tanya Shillingford joined Goodman Derrick as a trainee in 1991, became a partner in 2000 and is the head of the firm’s corporate team.  She specialises in corporate transactions, general corporate advice, LLPs (including LLP firm mergers) and also provides commercial and corporate advice including to media related clients, including the British Board of Film Classification and ITV.  

"No Jab - No Job" Policies: Can employers require staff to have Covid-19 vaccinations?

The Justice Secretary, Robert Buckland, recently commented that it is unlikely employers could make their current workers get the COVID-19 vaccine, but that it may be legal to insist that new employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. We consider whether it...

Flexible furlough extended to September 2021: what are the rules?

‘Furlough’, part of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, has been extended until the end of September 2021, this includes the ability to put workers on “flexible furlough”. What is ‘flexible furlough’?...

EMI share options - 2021 Budget Update

EMI share options - Budget 2021 Update

How to apply for the government's new "Help to Grow" scheme - your questions answered

Yesterday, as part of the 2021 Budget, the Government announced a £520m “Help to Grow” scheme, to help small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) across the UK. The scheme will provide eligible companies with digital and management...

Recovery budget 2021- a once in a generation fiscal intervention

Today Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, set out a once in a generation budget with very far-reaching ramifications, priming the UK business sector to recover from the economic damage caused by the Covid-19 lockdown.

Civil Fraud - do you need to bet the bank?

Civil fraud in the City represents a niche within the world of commercial litigation. It is specialised work that sometimes appears to more closely reflect the world of TV legal dramas than standard dispute work. International travel, forensic accountants, personal service, private detectives, asset seizures of yachts/aircraft and key players that are colourful in the extreme often lead to war stories which could rarely come about from a basic contractual dispute. 

UK Infrastructure Bank - a timely boost from the Treasury

The UK Infrastructure Bank will be launched this Spring and based in Leeds.  It will be supported by £12 billion of initial capital provided by the Treasury and a further £10 billion in government guarantees.

A more nimble UK competition policy post-Brexit? Why we should continue to be sceptical

John Penrose M.P.’s cry of Power to the People - the rather striking title of his recent review of competition policy occasioned by Brexit - does not suggest that Brexit in itself will provide the sort of “opportunities” that...

Can children write their own wills? - Lilly Whale answers a reader's question for Financial Times

Lilly Whale , Associate in our Private Client team, has helped to answer a reader’s questions for a Financial Times column: “My 17-year-old twins and their 14-year-old sister have inherited a considerable sum (nearly £300,000 each)...

Pension sharing within divorce proceedings: practical considerations - Charlotte Coyle published in A Professional's Guide to Estate Planning

Charlotte Coyle, Senior Associate in our Family Team, has been published in A Professional’s Guide to Estate Planning on pension sharing within divorce proceedings. “It is important individuals are aware of the benefits of having a pension in...

Civil procedure rule changes - possession claims

Last updated and correct as of 12th March 2021. In August 2020, Civil Procedure Rule Practice Direction 55C was introduced. CPR 55C provides a temporary modification to the CPR 55 possession claims procedure and was originally due to apply from 20...

Fighting against authorised push payment fraud - Dan Dodman published in Property Week

Dan Dodman , Partner in our Dispute Resolution team, has been published in Property Week on authorised push payment fraud. A continuing trend, Authorised Push Payment fraud, or “APP” fraud, is rife in lockdown Britain, particularly in high...

Business Interruption Insurance update - is my business covered? Five key points

Business interruption (BI) insurance policies protect businesses where a particular prescribed event causes loss. As the impact of the government imposed restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic took effect, many UK businesses turned to their...

Could furlough be the solution for parents trying to home school?

The government recently updated its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, confirming that employers may furlough employees who have caring responsibilities resulting from coronavirus, such as caring for a vulnerable individual in their household...

Exclusivity clauses: what are they and issues to consider before signing them - Sinead O'Brien published in Influence magazine

Sinead O'Brien , Associate in our Dispute Resolution team, has been published in Influence  magazine on exclusivity clauses. The article looks at what are exclusivity clauses, and issues to consider before signing an exclusivity clause. ...

Yeezy does it - Tristan Wark addresses Kanye West's appeal for simple legal language in the latest edition of EG

Yeezy does it - Tristan Wark features address Kanye West's appeal for simple legal language in EG

Leases – the Clearlet / Model Commercial Lease movement to make leases more understandable – what are the benefits to the parties of this? What are the downsides?

Latin phrases still used in property law – is still using Latin disadvantaging those who didn’t learn Latin at school – typically state school students?

Other complex documentation in Real Estate law – i.e. Overages and Contracts – could they be simplified? What would it look like?

The EU-UK trade deal has heralded a renewed interest in the Construction Playbook

The welcome certainty of the Christmas Eve trade deal heralded a renewed interest in the Construction Playbook published earlier in December 2020. That document sets out 14 key policies which pledge to drive “better, faster greener delivery” in respect of the assessment, procurement and delivery of public works. Adherence to these policies is envisaged on a “comply or explain” basis for all central government departments and their arm's length bodies. There is also an expectation for sub-contracting authorities under the PCR 2015 to adopt these policies. The 14 policies are produced in summary below:

Fiona Wilson answers some common client questions for Family Mediation Week

Is family mediation right for me? How can family mediation help? How does family mediation work? Is family mediation a lengthy process? What is a Memorandum of Understanding? How do family lawyers help with a family mediation?

Should we sell my mother's house or rent it out? Lilly Whale answers a reader's question for the Financial Times

Lilly Whale , Associate in our Private Client team, has helped to answer a reader’s questions in The Financial Times’ weekend opinion column: “My 81-year-old mother has decided to move into a nursing home this month because she’s...

Public procurement following the expiry of the transition period

It is January 2021 and the transition period for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU has just expired. The legislation governing the requisite changes to our procurement regime is The Public Procurement (Amendment etc.)(EU Exit) Regulations 2020...

Who will inherit my children's wealth? Lilly Whale answers a reader's question for the Troubleshooter in The Times

Lilly Whale , Associate in our Private Client team, has helped to answer a reader’s questions in The Times ’ weekend Troubleshooter column: “Only recently, now that both of my children are over 18, I have started to think about what...

We are getting divorced - should we share a lawyer? Fiona Wilson answers a reader's question in the Financial Times

It’s all perfectly amicable and my husband has suggested we instruct one family lawyer for both of us.We're getting divorced - should we share a lawyer?

You want to aim to have as much constructive dialogue as possible and to keep conversations going. When you get divorced there are often three separate aspects to the process:

  1. dissolving your marriage. 
  2. dealing with any issues relating to children. 
  3. dealing with issues relating to finances.

The real benefit of using an experienced family lawyer, even where they cannot act for both parties, is that they can help steer the way through an unfamiliar process with guidance and advice to make sure that you can move forward securely for the future.

Restrictive covenants - a recent Supreme Court ruling provides a useful warning to property investors and developers

Tristan Wark is a Senior Associate in our Real Estate team. His analysis of the recent Supreme Court case,  Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v Housing Solutions Limited [2020] UKSC 45, was originally published in the December 2020...

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - what are the new rules of origin and the new UKCA mark

Tom Pemberton considers a couple of the key changes to the terms of trade between the  EU and the UK under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement All businesses which rely on the import or export of goods from or to the EU27 need to adapt to the changes...

Do you have a European supply chain? A supply chain risk assessment and checklist will help you get ready

Whilst we hesitate to say “take back control”, when it comes to your supply chain it is absolutely vital that you have a proactive management approach that provides oversight and control. The task is difficult in any circumstance because your...

Government resources to help companies manage the exit from the EU

The UK and EU have agreed the terms of their future relationship and have set out the terms in the Trade & Cooperation Agreement. There will be new legal risks and commercial opportunities for your business in the months and years ahead – is...

Commercial transactions - a checklist for UK companies forming new contracts with their European counterparts

The UK has left the Europe Union and the transition period ended on 31 December, a wide-ranging Trade and Cooperation Agreement is now in place . Whilst the principles of UK commercial contracts will not change the agreements made by UK based...

Brexit - changes to the tariff and CE marking regimes on 1 January 2021

    Please click here for an up to date guidance note following the EU-UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement     Tom Pemberton considers the changes to the tariff and CE marking regimes on 1 January 2021. All businesses...

Contract Killers - Paul Herbert provides Veterinary Practice magazine with contract law insight

Experienced commercial partner Paul Herbert of London law firm Goodman Derrick has been widely quoted in Veterinary Practice magazine, the leading magazine for the veterinary sector. “English law requires a number of elements for a contract...

Tips for setting up an online business - Julia Weeks published in Retail Jeweller

One of the long-term impacts of Covid-19 will be the increasing importance for business of having an online presence. Julia Weeks, an experienced solicitor in Goodman Derrick’s corporate team has provided some much needed guidance and useful tips for...

Breathing space for business extended to Spring 2021 - Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act - what has changed?

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) came into force on 26 June 2020.  An overview of some of the main provisions of CIGA can be found here . CIGA was fast-tracked through parliament in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and...

International Arbitration agreements - the Supreme Court has the final say on governing law

In the first of a series of posts on domestic and international arbitration Sinead O’Brien in our London based dispute resolution team looks at a recent Supreme Court decision that clarified the court’s approach if governing law is not stated...

Can I leave my estate to my nieces free of inheritance tax? - Lilly Whale published in the FT

Lilly Whale , Associate in our Private Client team, writes for the FT in response to a reader’s question: “Can I leave my estate to my nieces free of inheritance tax?” “You can gift any sum of money during your lifetime without...

Dan Dodman has been published in Professional Adviser Magazine - authorised push payment fraud

Authorised push payment fraud is becoming ever more sophisticated and increasingly prevalent in the UK. During the first half of 2019, Britons lost £207mi in these frauds, up by 40 per cent from the same period last year.  These figures are...

How to correctly exercise a break notice in your commercial lease - Chloe Benson published in CWB Magazine

Chloe Benson , Senior Associate in our Real Estate Dispute Resolution team, writes for CWB magazine outlining how to correctly exercise a break notice in your commercial lease. For the full article please visit  CWB Magazine - How to correctly...

Are you Estura 'bout that - The court confirms that occasionally fairness trumps procedure when deciding a case where an employer failed to serve a pay less notice in response to a contractor's application for payment

A recent decision from the Technology and Construction Court offers further clarity on one of the ways to resist enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision. Laughlan Steer, Associate in our Construction law team, provides the legal and factual background...

The five key steps to obtaining effective business insurance - Jonathan Cole published in Startups Magazine

Jonathan Cole , Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution team, writes for Startups Magazine outlining five key steps you need to take to obtain effective business insurance.  “For a startup business, being able to rely on an effective and...

Charlotte Coyle and Lilly Whale to speak at Intergen 2020

Charlotte Coyle , Senior Associate in Family, and Lilly Whale , Associate in Private Client, are to speak at Intergen 2020. From 30 November a multitude of speakers will aim to provide an immersive three-day virtual event experience aimed at educating and...

Step by step advice for victims of push payment fraud and online scams

If you are the victim of a push payment fraud, an online scam, a phishing scam or any other kind of financial fraud, then you must take these steps in order to protect your position: Contact your bank and the bank where the money was sent. You must do this...

How to correctly exercise a break notice in your commercial lease

Commercial landlord and tenant relationships are under strain, with many office tenants looking to reduce office space and with many retail tenants moving online and reducing the number of stores from which they operate. It will come as no surprise that...

A guide to business interruption insurance for travel agents, Jonathan Cole writes for TTG

Jonathan Cole’s guide to business interruption insurance has been published in TTG, the leading publication for travel industry professionals. In his article, UK Travel Agents - A Guide to Business Interruption Insurance , Jonathan covers: What is...

Commercial landlord and tenant Update - September 2020

With the recent government announcement extending some of the restrictions on rent recovery until 31 December 2020 and with many landlords still out of pocket from March and June, it is unsurprising that many landlord and tenant relationships are under...

Business Interruption Insurance update - is my business covered? Five key points

The High Court has recently held that a large number of businesses who hold business interruption insurance policies and who were forced to close as a result of the pandemic are entitled to compensation by their insurers.  Whilst this is an important...

The future of the office - Chris Barkley published in Property Investor News

Chris Barkley  in our commercial property team writes for  Property Investor News about the future of the office, highlighting key themes you need to take into consideration including sustainability, gamification, flexibility and lifestyle. ...

Office space options in a post pandemic world - Chris Barkley published in The Influence Magazine

Chris Barkley in our commercial property team writes about office space options for SMEs in a post pandemic world in the in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ members magazine, The Influence: "Companies have had no...

Commercial Break: What to consider when converting excess office space to resi - Chris Barkley published in Prime Resi

Chris Barkley in our real estate team has been published in Prime Resi, the journal of luxury property. With permitted development rights in hot debate as the Government attempts to reform the planning system, Chris Barkley condenses the current position in...

Donor Advised Funds: the future for charitable giving

Stephanie Brobbey's article on the use of Donor Advised Fund's for large scale giving has been  published by eprivateclient . Stephanie's article is a must read for those seeking to donate in the wake of Covid-19:  ...

Releasing retention: no change in sight - Kieran Fano published in CICES' Construction Law Review

Kieran Fano in our specialist construction law team has been published in The Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors’ latest Construction Law Review. Published annually the review is a must read for those interested in the future of the...

Publication of new civil engineering sub-contract form

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association has published its Generic Form of Sub-Contract (September 2020) for use in conjunction with a wide range of standard form and bespoke main contracts where there are no appropriate accompanying published forms...

FT Advisers Guide - a legal and practical guide to managing big and complicated modern families

Modern blended family arrangements can be complex, giving rise to a number of practical and emotional issues.  Important legal and financial implications must also be considered. To help guide you through the maze our family and private client teams...

What to consider if you are planning to rent or purchase railway - Tristan Wark writes for EG land

Network Rail sold a commercial property portfolio for £1.46bn to Blackstone Group and Telereal Trillium (The Arch Company) in 2018. TfL’s property portfolio is 16 times the size of Hyde Park, and the mayor of London Sadiq Khan has set a...

Q&A: The expiry of the stay on possession proceedings - what happens next?

During the COVID-19 pandemic almost all forms of possession proceedings and enforcement action have been stayed. This means that, for parties currently involved in such proceedings, they have no choice but to wait until the stay period is over before they...

Coronavirus: the Government's Future Fund scheme has provided £512.9 million in funding so far - is your company eligible?

According to figures released this week by HM Treasury, a total of 816 applications have been made under the government’s Future Fund scheme which opened for applications on 20th May 2020. Under the Future Fund scheme, government funding is...

Closing the ethnicity wealth wage gap: is mandatory pay reporting on the horizon?

The Black Lives Matter movement, which has been illuminating and thought-provoking, has led to the resurgence of a former parliamentary petition to introduce mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting – to shine a light on race/ethnicity based inequality in...

A guide to turnover rents and turnover leases

Tristan Wark, senior associate in our real estate team, explained the fundamentals of turnover rents and turnover leases and provided top tips for retailers considering agreeing a turnover based rent in the July edition of CWB Magazine. Since...

How to get divorced - Goodman Derrick's family law team contribute to the Financial Times Guide

Lucy Warwick-Ching's wide-ranging and timely article on modern divorce appeared in this weekend's Financial Times, with insightful contribution from Goodman Derrick LLP's family law associate  Charlotte Coyle . The full...

Significant reforms to UK insolvency Law: Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020

On 25 June 2020, the long awaited Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) received royal assent and came into force on 26 June 2020. In the few months prior to its inception, the Act has been adapted to support businesses suffering from...

Gaming, Gamification and the Real Estate Sector - PropTech

Chris Barkley's article first appeared in the June print edition of Property Investor News Hundreds of millions of people on the planet are now regularly playing online games with numbers set to increase exponentially. The UK is already starting...

A checklist for lead counsel who require an English law firm on a multi-jurisdictional share purchase involving English companies

Goodman Derrick's Corporate team are well known for providing a seamless service to lead counsel who require an English law firm on a multi-jurisdictional share purchase involving English companies. We have produced a checklist for this situation,...

Residential landlords - staying on top of the recent changes to residential property regulations

The last three months have been challenging for residential property landlords, many of whom are juggling uncertain income with rapidly changing residential property regulations, most of which have been designed to protect residential tenants. This article...

Furlough: 10 June 2020 - Last date to furlough new entrants to CJRS

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) allows UK employers who cannot maintain their current workforce because their operations have been severely affect by coronavirus to “furlough” employees and access financial support to cover some...

Coronavirus - landlord and tenant code of conduct - two months too late?

On 29 May 2020, the government announced that it would be publishing a code of conduct to help guide and encourage landlords and tenants to work together to protect viable businesses and ensure a swift recovery. Whilst this would appear to be helpful, it is...

For better or for worse, divorce podcast: do you need a divorce lawyer?

Experienced divorce lawyer Charlotte Coyle's  In For a Penny podcast is now available online, in which Charlotte discusses the financial and emotional consequences of seeking a divorce with personal finance journalist Marc Shoffman and...

How does furlough work?

Updated: 12 May 2020 1. What is the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme? 2. Which employers are eligible for financial support to cover furloughed employees? 3. Which employees can be furloughed? 4. What is furlough? 5. How much will the government...

Coronavirus - Contractors can keep sites open until 9pm and it could be later

Last night the government announced that construction sites can stay open until 9pm in residential areas and possibly later in places like the City of London. While this is of course good news as it will allow for greater social distancing on construction...

Coronavirus - Furlough scheme extended to the end of October

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), under which employees may be furloughed, has been extended to the end of October. Further details are to be published this month but the scheme will apply as it is until the end of July with changes expected from...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Furlough - guidance for employers, updated 5 June

Updated: 5 June 2020 1. What is the scheme? 2. Closure to new entrants from 1 July 3. Which employers are eligible? 4. Which employees can be furloughed? 5. What is furlough? 6. How much will the government contribute? ...

Furlough: Employee transfers under TUPE

It has been confirmed that employers can claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) in respect of employees that were transferred from a previous business in line with the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations...

Furlough: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended to the end of June

To reflect extended social distancing measures, the Treasury has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which allows employers to claim a grant to assist with payment of wages to "fuloughed" workers, will be extended for another month...

Coronavirus: Force majeure checklist for business to business contracts governed by English law

Contractual performance is under the spotlight as the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, sweeps across the globe. As a result many businesses are considering what happens if they or another business are unable to meet their contractual obligations. For...

Commercial tenants - collaborate and negotiate to protect yourself

It has been a busy and stressful two weeks for everybody, especially for landlords and tenants.  On 20 March the government ordered all bars, cafes, restaurants, pubs and gyms to close.  The following Monday, on 23 March the government announced a...

What happens to your family photos and other digital assets when you die?

This article first appeared in Talented Ladies Club . What happens to your ‘digital assets’, such as family photos, when you die? Find out why you need to make plans for them now. Here’s a conundrum: pick up your phone – not to...

Coronavirus: furlough rotation - can employees be furloughed more than once?

  This article was written in April 2020 and is no longer up to date. Please visit the Employment area of our News & Knowledge section for our latest guides and articles.   The government updated its guidance for employers...

Leases: Making the move from conflict to collaboration

This article first appeared in Estates Gazette . The past decade has seen great efforts made across the property industry to streamline the commercial lease negotiating process. Some landlords, tenants and their respective solicitors have become less...

Directors' duties in troubled times - updated 2 April

When a company is solvent and business is good, the company and its directors owe fairly limited duties to creditors (save, of course, for contractual obligations).  Directors must act in the best interests of the company at all times and must promote...

Employment law changes April 2020 - an online seminar

Clare Gilroy-Scott, employment law partner at Goodman Derrick, looks at the important employment law changes that take effect from 6 April 2020 in our pre-recorded seminar:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0etrricbUw   Please...

Coronavirus: isolation notes

Employees can self-certify for the first 7 days of sickness absence. But what happens after 7 days if an employee is either off sick with symptoms of Covid-19, or is self-isolating on government/medical advice (e.g. because a member of their household has...