Coronavirus Update - Read more about the measures we have put in place to help protect our clients and staff while maintaining business as usual.

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Redundancies during coronavirus

Despite the Government putting in place a series of measures to help businesses retain staff, those with cash flow issues maybe not be able to cover 80% of salaries until reimbursed. For these companies where business has fallen sharply they may have no other than to make staff redundant. These Q&A’s has been designed to…

Changes to Statutory Sick Pay due to Coronavirus

In our latest Q&A, Sean McDonough, discusses the changes to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and employer obligations during this unprecedented time. What are the changes to SSP? Under new government guidance, SSP will be payable from day 1, not day 4.  We await further guidance on whether this can be backdated to include recent weeks….

Furlough Leave – Your questions answered

It seems that everyone is talking about ‘furlough’ at the moment but for employers understanding the finer detail of what can and can’t be done is adding pressure to an already difficult situation. These Q&A’s has been designed to help employers who will undoubtedly have to make some urgent and difficult decisions in the coming…

There has never been a better time to get your affairs in order

Making a Will is never high on our list of priorities, after all none of us want to dwell on what would happen if we weren’t around – but if the last few weeks have shown us anything it’s that life can certainly be unpredictable. So, it’s never too soon to think about putting safeguards…

How does Coronavirus affect contact with my children?

Last night, the Prime Minister announced new rules on staying at home and away from others. This morning, there has already been conflicting messages in the media regarding what impact these new rules have on separated parents. In short, the government has recognised that it may be necessary, for children who are under 18, to…

Mogers Drewett to temporarily close offices to protect staff and clients

We have taken the difficult but we believe sensible decision today to temporarily close our offices in order to protect both our staff and our clients.  The vast majority of the firm had already transitioned to remote and smart working practices so it is very much business as usual for clients of our firm. We…

Help for employers at this difficult time

As we all pull together in these uncertain times I wanted to get some bullet points out to help employers who will undoubtedly have to make some urgent decisions in the coming days. This note is intended to give employers enough information to start making workforce planning decisions with some clarity and with hopefully, a…

Sending staff home

  We all want and need to do our bit to limit the spread of the Coronavirus and keep vulnerable people safe.  But as the situation changes daily and we have no idea how long this will continue, businesses are not only dealing with the need to reduce staff numbers on site, in order to…

Making a Will while in isolation

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the news, we are receiving an increasing number of enquiries from clients who want to be stay prepared and/or want use their time in self-isolation wisely. So in a series of articles, our experts at Mogers Drewett are supporting their clients with up to date legal advice to cover…

Is Coronavirus a force majeure?

The force majeure clause is one which lies unnoticed and neglected in many contracts, often only added as a boilerplate provision or at the last minute, with everyone safe in the “knowledge” that they will never have to look at it again. Its moment in the spotlight has arrived and it is about to come…