The rapid global spread of the Novel Coronavirus presents unprecedented legal, commercial and operational challenges to families, businesses, their employees and over 5 million self-employed individuals. Steele Raymond are committed to the delivery of high-quality legal services and have created this hub to provide our clients, business partners and others with up-to-date insights and guidance to help manage the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak both now and into the future.
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How we can help
Our employment experts are on hand to advise HR teams on any revisions required to working from home and health and safety polices and other workplace issues.
Banking & Finance
In these uncertain times many businesses will be seeking additional financial support from their banks to assist with cashflow. Our expert team is on hand to advise on new banking facilities or amendments to existing facilities and related security (e.g. charges over freehold property or other assets and personal guarantees).
From preparing new agreements/terms and conditions to protect your business to reviewing and advising on existing contractual arrangements and potential liabilities, our commercial team has the expertise to give you pragmatic commercial advice in relation to all your business needs.
Parties who have entered into conditional sale contracts in M&A transactions will need to consider whether the current events give them or the other party a right to withdraw. Companies are still required to file information at Companies House (e.g. accounts and annual confirmation statements). Our expert team are on hand to assist with all corporate law requirements.
If you are a landlord or tenant and are having to look at lease terms to assess contractual obligations in relation to the payment of rent or compliance with break conditions then we have legal advisors who can help.
If you have a party default on a contract and need to take enforcement action, our team of dispute resolution lawyers and litigators are on hand to assist.
Personal Finances & Planning
Our Private Client Team continue to assist our clients in preparing or updating their Wills, in putting together lasting powers of attorney and in starting or continuing to administer the estates of those who have died.
Our expert family lawyers will offer constructive and fully-informed legal advice and information in relation to all manner of family circumstances and the relevant up to date Court and legal processes that are in place in light of the impact of coronavirus.
It remains unclear how the coronavrius outbreak will impact the development sector. However, our solicitors can help in all legal aspects of the development process, from site acquisition and assembly to sale of completed units.
A registered trade mark must be renewed every ten years and businesses may need to renew their trade marks during this difficult period. We can assist with renewals of UK and EU trade marks.
Corporate Reorganisations & Demergers
We routinely advise on the use of corporate structures to protect valuable assets (e.g. freehold property or low-risk business streams) from higher-risk trading activities and given the current uncertainty, business owners may wish to consider the options available to them.