Coronavirus resource hub

This dedicated hub has all our latest insights, guides and webinars

Covid-19 has presented many challenges for businesses and individuals and many have had to face difficult decisions and find new innovative ways of working.

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 will start to get back on their feet, working to rebuild the country’s economic strength. If anything, this pandemic has proven just how innovative we are as a nation.

Our free helpline is still available giving you direct access to our senior team of experts for free legal guidance from 10am – 12pm Monday - Friday.

During these hours, our team will be on hand to offer you guidance on a broad range of issues affecting your organisation, from general business matters through to directors’ duties, insolvency, restructuring, funding and disputes. We also have a team of private client experts on hand for any queries on family and private matters too. All at zero cost to you.

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

Our range of coronavirus products

We have a range of products and packages to help guide you and your business through coronavirus. From our fixed fee packages to our bespoke Wills, find out more by clicking the links below
Business Interruption Insurance | Our fixed fee support

Market Insight

Business Interruption Insurance | Our fixed fee support

We've launched a fixed fee service to help you make a claim on your Business Interruption Insurance policy

Can I still make a will during the coronavirus lockdown period?

Market Insight

Can I still make a will during the coronavirus lockdown period?

It's estimated that enquiries to law firms relating to the preparation of wills has increased by around 30%

Steps to take to improve your cash collection

Market Insight

Steps to take to improve your cash collection

Guides & Advice Improving cash collection – every little helps GET IN TOUCH Home […]

The Job Retention Scheme Your questions – answered

Market Insight

The Job Retention Scheme Your questions – answered

On 31 October, the Prime Minister announced the return of the job retention scheme following the UK going into a National lockdown from Thursday 5 November 2020.

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

How can we help?

Our expert lawyers are ready to help you with a wide range of legal services, use the search below or call us on: 0330 024 0333

Our latest coronavirus thoughts & insights

How do the current travel restrictions impact businesses? | COVID-19

26 Feb

Business Immigration

How do the current travel restrictions impact businesses? | COVID-19

Blog How do the current travel restrictions impact businesses? | COVID-19 Get in touch […]

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What role do landlords play in the high street of the future?

3 Dec

Coronavirus

What role do landlords play in the high street of the future?

The UK’s high streets have undeniably felt the sting of COVID-19, with restrictions leading […]

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Lockdown 2.0 and Commercial Real Estate: ‘Lockdown’ Reloaded

16 Nov

Coronavirus

Lockdown 2.0 and Commercial Real Estate: ‘Lockdown’ Reloaded

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UKVI launches new Identity Verification (IDV) app

21 Aug

Corporate & Commercial

UKVI launches new Identity Verification (IDV) app

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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020

27 May

Corporate & Commercial

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020

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COVID-19: Download our webinar series now

13 Apr

Coronavirus

COVID-19: Download our webinar series now

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Self-isolation and statutory sick pay from first day of absence

7 Apr

Corporate & Commercial

Self-isolation and statutory sick pay from first day of absence

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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.

Alternatives to Redundancy

30 Sep

Michael Hibbs, Partner
Alternatives to Redundancy

As many companies face serious cash flow issues following Covid disruption, how do you […]

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 […]

Option Agreements

23 Jun

Lucy Haynes, Associate
Option Agreements

In this webinar, we look at: Option Period and Option Fees, land assembly, valuation […]

How can we help?

Our expert lawyers are ready to help you with a wide range of legal services, use the search below or call us on: 0330 024 0333