News Update

Kerman & Co COVID-19 Update and repository/resource for clients advising on the legal complexities presented by the COVID-19 crisis

Kerman & Co is committed to providing the highest level of service to all our clients and our Business Continuity Plan enables us to provide continuity, even in the current difficult circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.

We are closely following government advice and taking steps to mitigate risk, protecting our clients and staff. Those measures include remote working for all staff, using electronic signatures where the law allows, postponing events we were due to host and making greater use of our video conferencing facilities.

We have robust secure remote working capabilities which have been implemented across the Firm. This will allow us to continue to provide a high standard of service to our clients whilst mitigating risk.

Existing clients should liaise with their usual Kerman contacts for further information. We are also available to help other businesses, even if you are not a current client. Information about our specialities and professionals are available online. In all cases, please do not hesitate to contact our Managing Partner, Daniel O’Connell.  We are monitoring the situation closely and will keep our website updated.

As businesses worldwide adapt to the business challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19), Kerman & Co will be using this page as a repository/resource for clients and visitors advising on the legal complexities presented by this crisis.  The articles below have been compiled for information only and do not constitute legal advice or a legal opinion.

COVID-19 Articles

07 August 2020 The importance of non-executive directors during the coronavirus pandemic

13 July 2020 –    Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships During the Pandemic

08 July 2020 –   Job retention bonus and kickstart scheme

26 June 2020 –  HM Treasury Direction on the Flexible Furlough Scheme

26 June 2020 –  Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 now in force

25 June 2020 –  Update:  COVID-19 and Intellectual Property

15 June 2020 –  Returning to office space – Food for thought!

12 June 2020 –  Insolvency proceedings and the Coronavirus

02 June 2020 – New Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill 2019-2021

29 May 2020 –  Employers to start contributing to Furlough Scheme

29 May 2020 –  Update on AGMs and Corporate Filing under the Corporate Insolvency & Governance Bill 2019-21

12 May 2020 –   Furlough Scheme extended by 4 months

01 May 2020 –   Update: COVID-19 and Intellectual Property

23 April 2020 –  UK Government urges employers to prepare for new immigration system

23 April 2020 –  A 2020 AGM season like no other

21 April 2020 –  Government announces £1.25bn funding for venture capital backed companies and start-ups

21 April 2020 –  Update for landlords and tenants – trespasser proceedings

17 April 2020 –  Important update on the ‘job retention scheme’ period

17 April 2020 –  The merger market – impact of COVID-19 on the M&A sector

15 April 2020 –  Latest updates to coronavirus job retention scheme

09 April 2020 – Immigration update – additional Government announcements and clarifications for employers

07 April 2020 – Updated Guidance:  ‘Furlough Workers’ Coronavirus job retention scheme

03 April 2020 – Further immigration update for UK employers

03 April 2020 – Update: COVID-19 and Intellectual Property

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

30 March 2020 – A lifeline to businesses: changes promised to the ‘wrongful trading’ provisions of current UK insolvency legislation

27 March 2020 – Update: ‘Furloughed Workers’ – the Government’s COVID-19 job retention scheme

27 March 2020 – London Stock Exchange issues second March update to ‘Inside AIM’ on extensions to accounts filing deadlines for AIM companies

26 March 2020 – Directors’ Duties – Key Risks during COVID-19 crisis

25 March 2020 – Visa implications of COVID-19 – A guide for employers

25 March 2020 – London Stock Exchange publishes latest guidance for AIM Companies in light of COVID-19

24 March 2020 – Extra protection for businesses with ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments

23 March 2020 – Employment Law – COVID-19 Update

19 March 2020 – Coronavirus: What financial support is the government offering to individuals and businesses?

06 March 2020 – COVID-19: Expectation feeds Frustration

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