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

Government publishes new safe working guidance for employers

Market Insight

Government publishes new safe working guidance for employers

PR Government publishes new safe working guidance for employers Coronavirus resource hub Home Government […]

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[...]

Market Insight

What is Furlough Leave? Furlough leave is a completely new job retention scheme announced […]

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.

Our latest coronavirus thoughts & insights

The Job Retention Scheme Your questions – answered

8 Jul

Corporate & Commercial

The Job Retention Scheme Your questions – answered

On 8 July 2020, the Chancellor announced a £9bn 'Jobs Retention Bonus', rewarding employees […]

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Stamp Duty Tax Relief announced – starting with immediate effect

8 Jul

Real Estate & Planning

Stamp Duty Tax Relief announced – starting with immediate effect

The Chancellor’s budget has come good on the news that there is to be […]

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

8 Jul

For the individual

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

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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

6 Jul

Corporate & Commercial

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

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Higher education | No more force majeure? A comment on the OIA’s latest update

2 Jul

Education

Higher education | No more force majeure? A comment on the OIA’s latest update

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Billions promised to kick start the economy – welcome news for house builders, registered providers, developers and planning authorities

1 Jul

Real Estate & Planning

Billions promised to kick start the economy – welcome news for house builders, registered providers, developers and planning authorities

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Committee on Climate Change – Progress Report to Parliament

1 Jul

Corporate & Commercial

Committee on Climate Change – Progress Report to Parliament

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