Resource Hub

Coronavirus | COVID-19

As we move toward the ‘new abnormal’, the UK is evolving and taking tentative steps towards an increase in economic activity and recovery. If anything, this pandemic has proven just how innovative we are as a nation.

Continuing to operate through the COVID-19 crisis has been difficult for organisations across all sectors, with some industries being affected harder than others. However, business will continue. Even if it has to take a slightly different form. Step by step, each sector is starting to get back on their feet, working to rebuild the country’s economic strength. Construction and manufacturing businesses are creating essential stability in the supply chain, retail is starting to open its doors to customers again and hospitality and leisure are ready to follow.

To support business and people navigate their way out of lockdown, unlock their potential and make way for a brighter future, we have launched our guide to recovery and resilience - download today.

We hope you find this resource hub useful and welcome your feedback and questions. For legal support in relation to the coronavirus or any other matter, get in touch with your team today

For general business advice, see our guides and advice below or sign up to one of our latest webinars at SHMA® ON DEMAND.

Your guides to recovery & resilience

As the UK takes tentative steps towards an increase in economic activity and recovery, it is vital that businesses are prepared in every aspect. From financial considerations, employees, leadership and premises, to supply chain implications, health and safety and protecting your private wealth, our guide highlights what organisations and individuals should consider when moving from survival mode towards one where you recover and thrive.

We are here to help in your business and personal life - contact us today to find out more.

Buildings, workspaces and leases

Manage your costs, adopt new ways of working and utilise workspaces

Compliance | health and safety

Employers have clear obligations to create and maintain safe workspaces

Financial considerations

The financial viability of your business is key to your future success

Private wealth, family businesses and family

Plan for the future and protect your wealth - for you and your family

Suppliers and
supply chain

Ensure your supply chain will hold up to allow you to trade and deliver revenue

Your employees

 Review policies and procedures and adapt the way you manage your employees

Spotlight insights

Retail: Guide to surviving COVID-19

Market Insight

Retail: Guide to surviving COVID-19

Lawyers have predicted that one in ten SMEs will be set to collapse post-lockdown. Although harsh, it is a reality we have already seen over the last few months, with even major household names having to take protective action.

Getting construction sites back on track after lockdown | Book a free consultation

Market Insight

Getting construction sites back on track after lockdown | Book a free consultation

Are you a developer reopening your site following lockdown? We’re here to help you get your sites back on track as quickly as possible. Contact us today.

Employee disciplinary and grievance procedures during COVID-19

Webinar

Employee disciplinary and grievance procedures during COVID-19

This webinar will discuss what best practice may look like with the current situation, what steps are still essential, and whether businesses can differ their approach depending on whether they are physically working in the usual[...]

The Job Retention Scheme Your questions – answered

Market Insight

The Job Retention Scheme Your questions – answered

On 8 July 2020, the Chancellor announced a £9bn 'Jobs Retention Bonus', rewarding employees who bring back furloughed employees when the government's coronavirus job retention scheme ends at the end of October.

How we can help

Commercial - Our team of experts work with you to find innovative solutions to innovative challenges.

Employment - From guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and support with largescale redundancies, to working from home and policies and other workplace issues, our team of experts are on hand to work with your HR teams to help with any issue, large or small.

Corporate - The government has announced a series of measures designed to support business through the uncertainty and challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. We marry the corporate, commercial and legal worlds, alongside our extensive network of industry connections and broad knowledge, to provide you with formula that will guarantee your success.

Family Business - Family-owned businesses come in all shapes and sizes and we want every family business to be as strong and successful as it can be. We are always ready to advise you.

Construction - The widespread effects of COVID-19 are set to drastically alter the UK’s construction industry. We understand the sector from our vast technical knowledge and real-world experience of the issues you may be experiencing, from contractors’ responsibilities to delayed contracts and payment support.

Banking & Financial Services - Now, more than ever, contingency planning has never been more essential. Our full-service team can offer technical expertise, commercial acumen and unrivalled eye for detail around your business options, funding arrangements or any other challenges you may currently be facing.

Landlord & Tenant Advice - We focus on giving you clarity and a clear decision making path. Our team’s pragmatic and commercially-focused advice is always there when you need it.

Wills & Succession - It can be difficult to envisage a time when you’re not there to provide for your family. However, we are here to guide and support you with preparing a will so your wealth is protected for your loved ones into the future.

Private Client - We handle your personal affairs as if they were our own – with a personal touch, discretion and a determination for wealth preservation. Whether you’re worried about safeguarding your wealth or need guiding through the technicalities of administering an estate, we’re here to support you, every step of the way.

Family - Dealing with the practical, legal and emotional process of a relationship breakdown is difficult and stressful enough as it is, without the added complexity of a pandemic. From family court hearings to financial divorce settlements and maintaining child arrangements, we can help you. Whatever the situation.

SHMA® ON DEMAND

Register to our latest COVID 19 webinars or listen to past ones at SHMA® ON DEMAND.  We cover a broad range of topics to help support you and your business.

Redundancies – How to Apply Best Practice

16 Sep

Jon Heuvel, Partner
Redundancies – How to Apply Best Practice

Sadly, few businesses will have escaped the impact of coronavirus on their bottom line, […]

What happens after Furlough? – Live Q & A

13 Aug

Rhys Wyborn, Partner
What happens after Furlough? – Live Q & A

In this webinar, we look at the following and also answer some of the […]

Employment & HR: Changing terms and conditions of employment

6 Jul

Michael Hibbs, Partner
Employment & HR: Changing terms and conditions of employment

In this webinar, we discuss the process of changing terms and conditions of employment, […]

SHMA Talks: 100 Days of lockdown

30 Jun

Sarah Walker-Smith, Chief Executive
SHMA Talks: 100 Days of lockdown

Our CEO Sarah Walker-Smith, was in conversation with Professor Baback Yazdani - Dean of […]

Our latest coronavirus thoughts & insights

Collecting monies via adjudication and enforcement proceedings on behalf of insolvent construction companies

28 Sep

Real Estate & Planning

Collecting monies via adjudication and enforcement proceedings on behalf of insolvent construction companies

In the landmark case of Bresco the courts confirmed that a liquidator of an […]

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New guidance for employers recruiting from outside the UK from 2021

25 Sep

Corporate & Commercial

New guidance for employers recruiting from outside the UK from 2021

On 24 September the Home Office published new guidance for employers recruiting people from […]

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Update: Coronavirus – Temporary Relief for publicly traded companies

25 Sep

Corporate & Commercial

Update: Coronavirus – Temporary Relief for publicly traded companies

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Further financial support measures for businesses announced by the Chancellor

25 Sep

Corporate & Commercial

Further financial support measures for businesses announced by the Chancellor

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Job Support Scheme | your questions answered

24 Sep

Corporate & Commercial

Job Support Scheme | your questions answered

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Gearing up for growth | our journey so far

24 Sep

Firm News

Gearing up for growth | our journey so far

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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

24 Sep

Corporate & Commercial

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

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