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Furlough Scheme extended by 4 months

May 12, 2020

Today, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Scheme) will be extended for four months, until the end of ...

Reserves Based Lending: Uncertain times for E&P companies

May 6, 2020

With the price of oil turning negative for the first time in history in recent weeks, many cash-strapped independent oil and gas companies will be ...

Update: COVID-19 and Intellectual Property

May 1, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has already vastly affected businesses across the globe and will continue to do so for some time yet.  It is likely that it ...

UK Government urges employers to prepare for new immigration system

April 23, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Government has released further guidance for employers regarding the new immigration system to be launched ...

A 2020 AGM season like no other

April 23, 2020

With the 2020 AGM season upon us, many listed UK companies with 31 December year ends have been busy assessing how they will convene their annual ...

Government announces £1.25bn funding for venture capital backed companies and start-ups

April 21, 2020

The government has announced the establishment of a £1.25bn fund to support high-growth start-ups. The funding comes in two parts: A £500m fund, ...

Update - trespasser proceedings

April 21, 2020

Our article on 1 April gave commentary in relation to the key points for landlords and tenants introduced by the Coronavirus Act 2020.  It also drew ...

Important update on the 'job retention scheme' period

April 17, 2020

Further to our update earlier this week, in the last few minutes HM Treasury has announced that the coronavirus job retention scheme (the furlough ...

The merger market - impact of COVID-19 on the M&A sector

April 17, 2020

M&A transaction volumes have decreased rapidly in recent weeks. Deals that were close to completion have been pushed over the line or paused ...

Latest updates to Coronavirus job retention scheme

April 15, 2020

Since our latest article on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Scheme), the Government has updated the Guidance to the Scheme to include some ...

Immigration Update – additional Government announcements and clarifications for employers

April 9, 2020

In this third update, we review the latest COVID-19 related Government guidelines and explain how these changes can assist employers with managing ...

Delighted to have supported DeliverAid (not-for-profit venture) launched to help feed the heroes on the NHS frontline during COVID-19

April 8, 2020

Kerman & Co is delighted to have supported DeliverAid, a great not-for-profit venture launched to help feed the heroes on the NHS frontline at ...

Updated Guidance: 'Furloughed Workers' Coronavirus job retention scheme

April 7, 2020

Since the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Scheme) was introduced on 20th March 2020, employers have been grappling with some difficult questions ...

Further immigration update for UK employers

April 3, 2020

The global immigration landscape is changing on a daily basis for employers. The Government has made further announcements regarding UK visa holders ...

The new Coronavirus Act 2020: Uncharted waters for landlords and tenants

April 1, 2020

The new Coronavirus Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 25 March 2020. Its passing into law confirms a number of significant (albeit temporary) changes ...

A lifeline to businesses: changes promised to the 'wrongful trading' provisions of current UK Insolvency legislation

March 30, 2020

At the end of a week that saw wide-scale reporting that the Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s is the latest high street name threatened with ...

Update: 'Furloughed Workers' - the Government's COVID-19 job retention scheme

March 27, 2020

Since the Government’s announcement of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on 20th March (which introduced the concept of ‘furloughed ...

London Stock Exchange issues second March update to 'Inside AIM' on extensions to accounts filing deadlines for AIM companies

March 27, 2020

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has published its second March edition of ‘Inside AIM’ on 26 March 2020, setting out temporary changes relating ...

Directors' Duties - Key Risks during COVID-19 crisis

March 26, 2020

Overview In times of business difficulty, there are several obligations and duties that directors need to bear in mind when carrying on business. ...

Visa implications of COVID-19 - A guide for employers

March 25, 2020

At times like this, it is important to support all your employees and identify at risk groups. One group of employees who need to be considered ...

London Stock Exchange publishes latest guidance for AIM Companies in light of COVID-19

March 25, 2020

The London Stock Exchange has published its latest issue of ‘Inside AIM’ on 20 March 2020 to show the temporary measures being introduced to ...

Extra protection for businesses with ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments

March 24, 2020

The Government have recently published an update on helping business tenants who miss rent payments because of coronavirus, the full article is here. ...

Employment Law - COVID-19 Update

March 23, 2020

COVID-19 has been declared a public health and economic emergency. The pandemic has upended life as we know it. Businesses are evaluating every area ...

Coronavirus: What financial support is the government offering to individuals and businesses?

March 19, 2020

Less than a week after the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, unveiled a £12bn support package to help the economy cope with the coronavirus pandemic, he ...

COVID-19: Expectation feeds Frustration

March 6, 2020

Those in the sport industry will have noted with concern the increasing number of sporting events being cancelled across the globe as a result of the ...

Cryptocurrency fraud: The High Court strikes back

March 5, 2020

Introduction Bitcoin, one of the buzzwords of the last few years, is a decentralised digital currency which facilitates peer-to-peer payments without ...

Entrepreneurs' relief at risk?

March 3, 2020

Entrepreneurs’ Relief reduces the amount of Capital Gains Tax that certain shareholders pay when disposing of shares in qualifying companies. In ...

Q&A: Obligations on employers in dealing with Coronavirus (COVID 19)

March 3, 2020

With the rapid spread of COVID 19, many questions are being asked by employers, in relation to their obligations. Five of the basic questions are ...

Changes to minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (“MEES”) coming into force

March 2, 2020

Current position The MEES were introduced by the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the ...

When is a notice not a notice?

March 2, 2020

In a landlord and tenant claim for possession where, technically, there are two or more persons who are the landlord and who are entitled to ...

New Immigration System for 2021

February 25, 2020

The UK Government has announced its highly anticipated plans for the new immigration system. Over the last few years there has been a lot of hype ...

FCA imposes first fine for PDMR notification failure under the market abuse regulation

February 20, 2020

On 20 December 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued a fine of £45,000 against a senior employee of a main market listed company, ...

The importance of brand protection… as told by Greta Thunberg

February 17, 2020

If you don’t know who Greta Thunberg is by now, most likely you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past year (or you’re Amanda Henderson on ...

How we can assist you post Brexit to establish your business in the UK

February 7, 2020

As we all know by now, the UK has left the EU and it has moved into a transitionary period (TP) until the end of 2020 (unless the TP is extended by a ...

The Future of the Workplace: The Impact of Brexit

February 6, 2020

The EU referendum vote on 23 June 2016 revealed a stark divide in how the UK perceived its membership in the EU; for some, the EU was a useful source ...

The choice of English law as the governing law of your international contract following Brexit

February 6, 2020

Introduction While often described as merely being part of the ‘boilerplate’ of a commercial agreement and therefore sometimes seen as being of ...

EU employees' right to work in the UK

February 5, 2020

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, the EU’s Free Movement of Workers will continue during the transitional period set to end on 31 December ...

BrexIP: What you need to know

February 5, 2020

For reference, the UK and EU27 concluded the withdrawal agreement on 31 January 2020 and the UK left the EU (Exit Day). The UK have now entered the ...

Brexit: The data protection implications for your business

January 29, 2020

December’s General Election, followed by the Christmas holidays (involving a different, but to many equally unpalatable, type of Brussels) brought ...

Delighted to welcome our new Head of Commercial Litigation to the firm

January 7, 2020

Kerman & Co is delighted to welcome Robert Paydon as their recently appointed Head of Commercial Litigation. Robert joins us from Winckworth ...

Kerman & Co are delighted to announce a number of internal promotions within the firm effective from 1 January 2020

January 6, 2020

Kerman & Co are delighted to announce a number of internal promotions within the firm effective from 1 January 2020, these are as follows: From ...

Kerman & Co are supporting Crisis this Christmas

December 17, 2019

Kerman & Co has decided to support the charity Crisis in making a donation to their Christmas campaign, as an alternative to sending Christmas ...

Change to P2P Lending Rules

December 11, 2019

New rules affecting P2P platforms and investors came in to force on 9 December 2019 – P2P firms need to act in order to avoid penalties……. ...

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduces ban on marketing of mini-bonds to retail investors

December 3, 2019

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has introduced temporary rules banning the marketing of ‘speculative illiquid securities’, which are more ...

Brexit - current position for EU nationals in a no-deal scenario

October 7, 2019

In our last article we set out the key advantages of encouraging your current EU staff to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme. With the recent ...

Short-term property lets – top tips for Landlords to avoid the pitfalls

September 26, 2019

The short-term rental of flats through online platforms such as Airbnb has become increasingly common and has presented a challenge to landlords of ...

Case Update: UK Parent Company Liability

September 9, 2019

On 10th April 2019, the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) handed down its judgment in Vedanta Resources PLC and another v Lungowe and others, ruling that a UK ...

Kerman & Co successfully brings a High Court injunction re. unauthorised Wimbledon tickets

July 8, 2019

Kerman & Co was mentioned in The Telegraph yesterday in respect of advising our long standing client The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) on ...

Summary of Tenant Fees Act 2019

June 19, 2019

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (TFA 2019) came into force on 1 June 2019. This law aims to protect those renting privately and applies mainly to assured ...

Kerman & Co take part in this year's charity 'London Legal Walk'

June 18, 2019

On Monday 17 June over 15,000 people walked 10K to raise funds for free legal advice services in London and the South East. The walk is expected to ...

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