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

Spotlight insights

Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

Market Insight

Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

PR Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords Fixed price support […]

Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

Market Insight

Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

In comparison to the US, there is a stricter redundancy process in the UK. […]

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

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, and preparing a will can be the last thing on your mind. However, we are here to guide you through the process.

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

Listen to our COVID 19 SHMA® ON DEMAND content covering a broad range of topics to help support you and your business.

Liquidity, financial resilience and the FCA

22 May

Eddie Flanagan, Partner
Liquidity, financial resilience and the FCA

This webinar will discuss regulatory requirements, the liquidity obligations of funders and the importance […]

Cash flow is king – recovering debts

21 May

Jayne Gardner, Partner
Cash flow is king – recovering debts

This webinar will highlight the tools that are available to support businesses with recovering […]

Planning for the future | ask the experts

15 May

Barry Jervis, Partner & Head of Litigation & Restructuring | Emma Bryant, Partner | Justine Ball, Legal Director | Jon Heuvel, Partner | Matthew Sutton, Partner
Planning for the future | ask the experts

With so many businesses and organisations facing difficult decisions during these unprecedented times. clear […]

Preparing for the recession

13 May

Michael Mulligan, Partner
Preparing for the recession

This webinar will look at the lessons learnt from the 2008 financial crisis and […]

COVID-19 | Bounce Back Loan Scheme and other government financial support

12 May

Lisa Botterill, Partner
COVID-19 | Bounce Back Loan Scheme and other government financial support

This webinar will run through the details of the new 100% government-backed ‘Bounce Back […]

COVID-19 | Reporting data breaches

7 May

Geraldine Swanton, Legal Director
COVID-19 | Reporting data breaches

In this webinar, we highlight what it means to commit a personal data breach […]

Our latest coronavirus thoughts & insights

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020

27 May

Corporate & Commercial

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020

PR Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020 SHMA® ON DEMAND Home Our […]

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An open letter to business leaders

22 May

Coronavirus

An open letter to business leaders

Blog An open letter to business leaders SHMA® ON DEMAND […]

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COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities for farms, farming and landowners

22 May

Corporate & Commercial

COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities for farms, farming and landowners

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Turnover rents: Is it time for a comeback?

19 May

Real Estate & Planning

Turnover rents: Is it time for a comeback?

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Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

18 May

Real Estate & Planning

Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

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Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

18 May

Corporate & Commercial

Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

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Adjudication and COVID-19: Keep calm and carry on

15 May

Real Estate & Planning

Adjudication and COVID-19: Keep calm and carry on

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