Are logistics businesses COVID-safe for Christmas?
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is stepping up its efforts to ensure Christmas is delivered safely as we enter the festive season. With online orders ramping up as lockdown forces consumers to complete their Christmas shopping from the sofa, the transport and logistics industry will be feeling the pressure. As a result, HSE inspectors […]
Recent developments bring change for commercial landlords
The coronavirus pandemic has had a massive impact on all sectors of the economy, with retailers, hospitality and leisure businesses arguably feeling the most strain. As a result, some commercial tenants are currently looking to their landlords to help them in mitigating the impact of enforced closure. Retail tenants are reportedly pushing for so-called ‘pandemic […]
Has the pandemic sped up the conveyancing process?
When the UK went into lockdown for the first time in March 2020, it caused a great deal of disruption in the legal sector – particularly within conveyancing. With property transactions suddenly taking place remotely, many buyers were struggling to access equipment such as printers, scanners and postal services, which were required for signing and […]
In times of change, It’s people that matter
While every industry has been affected by the global health emergency that we are all living through, the logistics industry has endured a particularly difficult time. Some sectors have faced unprecedented spike in demand, with online shopping and consumer stockpiling causing challenges for the retail and groceries sectors. On the other hand, firms transporting goods […]
When does grief become a disability?
Grief in the workplace will always be a tricky subject for any employer. When one of your work force suffers a bereavement, or some traumatic news, knowing quite how to handle it will never be an exact science. The fact is we all react differently to tragedy. Some people bury themselves in their work, others […]
Directors’ duties: a recent case study
A Deputy Insolvency and Companies Court Judge has ruled that a director whose business went into liquidation in 2014 must repay money to his former company, Wow Internet Limited. It was ruled that he had wrongfully used company money to pay illegitimate company expenditure (e.g. to pay his own personal expenditure), that he had failed […]