Covid-19 – Advice and Updates

O’Donnell Solicitors remains open for business, with our team working remotely, and are here for you in these unprecedented times. We understand that the effects of COVID-19 will be seen in many areas of both personal and commercial life, and have collated our latest advice for your information.

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Employment Law

There have been significant changes in recent weeks introduced by the Government for employers and employees. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was introduced providing Government funded grants for Furloughed Workers and the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme was introduced on the 26th March 2020 offering support for those who are self employed.

See our Blogs Here:

Furloughed Workers – What are they and what can Employers do?

Self Employed Income Support Scheme – Support for those who are Self-Employed.

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Corporate and Commercial Law

Many business’ have seen significant changes in recent weeks, with many temporarily shutting their doors, or having to change their normal business operations in order to observe social distancing. Our team are here to advise through this challenging time.

See our Blogs Here:

Keeping your Business healthy – The Government announces Coronavirus Business Interuption Scheme.

Commercial Property – Contracts in light of COVID-19

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Private Client – Wills, Trusts and LPA’s

We have seen an increasing number of enquiries in relation to Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney over recent weeks. So, why is it important to ensure you and your loved ones have a valid will in place? Business owners may also consider entering into a Business Lasting Power of Attorney to ensure that their business and its finances are safeguarded in they event that they are unable to do so themselves.

See our Blogs here:

5 Considerations when making a will

What is a Business LPA and do I need one?

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Residential Conveyancing

Following guidance issued by the government issued on 26th March, many people may have the perception that all residential property work has come to a standstill. However, this is not necessarily the case and in fact, we are still working and still exchanging and completing matters within the guidelines.

See our Blogs here:

Coronavirus and Moving House – What should you do?

Progressing with Property Purchases during Lockdown

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Dispute Resolution

We are here to advise both private and commercial clients on disputes and have seen an increase in enquiries relating to breach of contract and debt recovery.

See our Blogs here:

Frustration of Contracts

Insolvency Procedure for Companies in light of Covid-19

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Family Law

In recent weeks, we have received an increase in enquiries from parents in relation to both child contact and maintenance payments. Our Family team are on hand to advise clients who have concerns throughout this time and have also been looking at the challenges facing Family Law, including the impact on Divorce and Financial Settlements.

See our Blogs here:

Navigating Co-parenting Issues During Covid-19

The Impact of Covid-19 upon Divorce and Financial Settlements

 


 

Our solicitors are continuing to work remotely following Government advice, however we are able to take instructions via virtual platforms so that we can continue to provide a high level of service and advice to our clients. If you would like to speak with a member of our team contact us on 01457 761 320.