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Business Interruption Insurance: Good News for Small Businesses

Many small businesses were forced to close as a result of the restrictions imposed on travel and trade in response to the COVID-19 outbreak…


Posted on 18th January 2021

Covid19 Update | Property Landlords Enforcement of Eviction Orders

In December the Scottish Government banned the enforcement of eviction orders until 22 January 2021 to prevent tenants being put out of…


Posted on 11th January 2021

COVID19 Support for Businesses: Update Following National Lockdown

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a new grant package of £4.6 billion to support the hardest hit businesses through the new…


Posted on 6th January 2021

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended once again to 30 April 2021

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced yesterday that the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is to be extended an additional month…


Posted on 18th December 2020

Job Retention Scheme: An update and key deadlines

On 31 October 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was unexpectedly extended until March 2021 to allow employers to continue…


Posted on 26th November 2020

Covid19 | Managing Commercial Risk in Construction

Covid-19 has had a considerable impact on all of society and in comparison to most of its affects, its impact on the construction industry…


Posted on 25th November 2020

Fresh Support for Businesses as Level 4 Restrictions Imposed on parts of Scotland

Today, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that eleven local authorities will move to a stricter level four tier from…


Posted on 17th November 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended until 31 March 2021

It has been a rollercoaster week for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Initially planned to end on 31 October 2020, at which…


Posted on 6th November 2020

Job Support Scheme: Further changes and policy paper announced

On 23 October 2020, the Government published a policy paper setting out further details on the Job Support Scheme [“JSS”]. The paper,…


Posted on 27th October 2020

Pre-action Requirements in the Private Rented Sector

The Rent Arrears Pre-action Requirements (Coronavirus)(Scotland) Regulations 2020 came into effect on 30 September 2020.  All landlords…


Posted on 26th October 2020

Coronavirus: Extension to the Job Support Scheme announced

The Job Support Scheme (“JSS”) was announced in late September as the successor to the Job Retention Scheme, due to end on 31 October 2020…


Posted on 12th October 2020

Chancellor Announces fresh support for Businesses if they are told to Shut down

On Friday 9 October 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced further support for jobs and businesses, including an extension to the Job…


Posted on 9th October 2020

Curtain Call for Cineworld Staff as Theatres Enter Hibernation

As curtains come down on cinema industry, employers urged to follow fair processes and consider available support. There has been a lot of…


Posted on 6th October 2020

Safe Return to the Workplace – Guidance for Employers

The Scottish Government guidance for employees is that anyone who can work from home, should continue to do so.  However, some employees…


Posted on 28th September 2020

Coronavirus and Employment: Chancellor Announces New Jobs Support Scheme

Today, the Chancellor announced the UK Government’s plans to introduce a new “Job Support Scheme” from November 2020 to April 2021. The new…


Posted on 24th September 2020

Chancellor Announces an Extension of Support for Businesses

Coronavirus Update – Business Support In addition to his announcement on the Job Support Scheme and the imminent deadline of the CBILS…


Posted on 24th September 2020

Childcare, Child Contact and Residence - new Coronavirus measures.

Yesterday, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced new measures to combat the increase in coronavirus cases. Available guidance is…


Posted on 23rd September 2020

Protect Scotland App and Your Privacy.

As Scotland experiences an increase in positive cases of COVID-19, and increased local restrictions, it was timely of the Scottish…


Posted on 11th September 2020

Care Home Negligence Claims

Placing an elderly or vulnerable loved one into a care home is never a decision taken lightly and is often a last resort. The health and…


Posted on 4th September 2020

Why Redundancies Could Lead to Increased Subject Access Requests

An unanticipated consequence of the increase in redundancies resulting from the pandemic is that many organisations find themselves in…


Posted on 1st September 2020

Sick Pay for Self-Isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic

Law week saw the reporting of new cases of coronavirus in school children and a new cluster of cases centred around a Coupar Angus food…


Posted on 24th August 2020

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