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Goodbye Wrongful Trading and Welcome to the UK, Chapter 11?

On 28 March 2020, Business Secretary Alok Sharma announced new insolvency measures to help businesses pull through the coronavirus crisis…


Posted on 30th March 2020

Guidance on Contact and Residence Matters during Coronavirus Outbreak.

Following on from our two recent Blogs regarding shared care of children during the Coronavirus crisis, The Lord President, the most senior…


Posted on 30th March 2020

Coronavirus: Residential Property Transactions

Thorntons, like all of those other businesses dealing with the sale and purchase of residential property, must at this time be primarily…


Posted on 30th March 2020

UK Government Job Retention Scheme: An Update

Late on 26 March 2020, the Government published further, much needed, guidance on its Job Retention Scheme through which employers can…


Posted on 27th March 2020

Dealing with the Tenant’s Amnesty during Covid-19

In the last couple of weeks, the Government has taken unprecedented steps to bring the country to lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread…


Posted on 27th March 2020

Coronavirus: UK Government support for the Self-Employed

On 26 March  the Chancellor announced his plan to help self-employed individuals who are at risk of losing their livelihoods due to the…


Posted on 27th March 2020

Coronavirus: Visa extensions for those currently unable to return home due to COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic is now truly a global challenge.  The Home Office have now responded by providing guidance, confirming that non-EEA…


Posted on 25th March 2020

Injured on a bus – what should I do?

A question I am often asked is “What do I do after being injured on a bus?” I will try to give you some key pointers if you are…


Posted on 25th March 2020

Employment Law Update: The UK on lockdown

On 23rd March, the PM announced stricter social-distancing measures to tackle the spread of Covid-19, described by many as putting the UK…


Posted on 24th March 2020

Coronavirus: UK Government Support for SMEs

The Chancellor and the Scottish Government have introduced a number of measures to support SMEs amid the disruption caused by COVID-19. …


Posted on 24th March 2020

Coronavirus: Latest Government advice for parents sharing care.

Only a few days after posting our previous Blog, "Coronavirus poses dilemma for parents sharing care", last night’s Government announcement…


Posted on 24th March 2020

UK Government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

On Friday 20 March the Chancellor took the unprecedented step of introducing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme amid the crisis facing…


Posted on 23rd March 2020

Coronavirus poses dilemma for parents sharing care

Across the globe, we are facing unprecedented and extremely challenging times in tackling the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid – 19). Of…


Posted on 20th March 2020

Coronavirus: Your Data Protection queries answered

In order to help our clients navigate some of data protection challenges which they may face as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, here are…


Posted on 18th March 2020

Budget 2020 what is the impact for those of us living in Scotland?

Now that the dust has settled on the Chancellor’s first budget we take a look at what this means for those of us living in Scotland, also…


Posted on 12th March 2020

Thorntons contribute to Cohabitation Law in Scotland review

A review of family law is presently being undertaken by the Scottish Law Commission’s Family Law Team, following the appointment of Kate…


Posted on 12th March 2020

Coronavirus: Sick pay for the self-employed?

With the first death of a UK patient suffering from Coronavirus, the Government have suggested plans to implement measures which would mean…


Posted on 6th March 2020

Did Flybe’s Underlying Financial Health Condition leave it more vulnerable to Coronavirus?

Despite the seemingly positive outlook for Flybe in my earlier article, it is saddening, but not surprising, to now have to report on the…


Posted on 6th March 2020

Coronavirus: What if schools close due to the outbreak?

Following Chris' previous blog advising on "Do you still get paid if you have to self-isolate?," he looks at the more complex issue of…


Posted on 3rd March 2020

Handling Requests for Information from the Police

It is not uncommon for organisations to receive requests from the Police to share personal data held about employees, clients or visitors…


Posted on 2nd March 2020

Coronavirus: Do you still get paid if you have to self-isolate?

The spread of Coronavirus has had a significant impact across the world and we are starting to see the effect here in the UK in people’s…


Posted on 27th February 2020

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