At Ashtons we understand that clarity on legal issues relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is of the utmost importance.

We are dedicated to offering you, your family and your business guidance and support during these unprecedented times. Our expert team of solicitors are here to help on a broad range of legal issues and a full list of our legal updates relating to Coronavirus can be found below.

We are following the recommended guidelines but are also being proactive in our approach, please click here to read our update from our CEO Edward O’Rourke.

Where possible we are encouraging our clients and contacts to have online meetings with us via any communication method which suits you, however, if you need to visit our offices, please watch the below video which explains our guidance:

Our latest legal updates on COVID-19 (coronavirus):

Employment Law

Webinar – Furlough Scheme Update: Changes to the Scheme from 1 July 2020 – 15/06/20

Webinar – Returning to work in a COVID-19 era: a Q&A – 14/05/20

Furloughed employees to receive full redundancy payments

The Flexible Furlough Scheme

Ultimate Furlough FAQs (Updated 27 May 2020)

Employees & Workers – Coronavirus FAQs (Updated 27 May 2020)

Dealing with holiday during a global pandemic

Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“furlough scheme”)

How to deal with the HR implications of redundancy process during the pandemic

Varying contracts of employment

Providing a safe working environment during the coronavirus outbreak and the possible consequences of failing to protect your employees

Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“furlough scheme”) until end of October

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19): employers, employees and the self-employed

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Furloughed Workers (Updated 27 May 2020)

What are my options if I don’t want to furlough my staff?

COVID-19 – employment guidance for parents and employers of parents – Updated 17 April 2020

COVID-19 – vulnerable but expected to work? – Updated 17 April 2020

How should employers deal with COVID-19 (coronavirus)? – Updated 15 April 2020

COVID-19 – workers able to carry over holiday for the next two leave years

What are my rights if I take “Emergency Volunteer Leave” in order to help the NHS?

Practical considerations for the self-employed

Gender Pay Gap Reporting Suspended

COVID-19 and the EU Settlement Scheme

Advice and further information

The government publishes daily updates at 2pm with the latest COVID-19 updates and advice.

Acas: Guidance for employers and employees from Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, an independent body funded by the Government.

Government Guidance for Businesses: Information about the three month extension to file accounts.

NHS: Health-related guidance from the National Health Service.

Public Health England including, eg, specific guidance for employers, educational and health-related organisations, and an option to receive updates directly.

Public Health Wales

Health Protection Scotland

Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland

HMCTS: Information for users of Courts and Tribunals.


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