The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA or the Act) came into force on 26 January 2020 with the aim of providing an expanded array of tools to help rescue struggling companies and thereby to help businesses survive the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act signifies the biggest reform to the UK’s […]

Having to make redundancies can, understandably, be very daunting for employers. The decision to make employees redundant will have an impact not only on your business but also on the lives (and livelihoods) of your employees. In fact, you could say that it is life changing.

Since the UK has been in Covid 19 Lockdown, much economic activity in the UK and across the world has come to a near complete halt. The day-to-day lives of the country’s workforce has seen a complete change. However, data transfers have continued unabated, even accelerated, with new risks associated with data policies and procedures, […]

COVID-19, colloquially known as the Coronavirus, was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11th March and it has since affected a total of 213 countries and territories across the world. The pandemic is ongoing at present. As a result of this pandemic, Businesses throughout the country and the world will […]

The UK Government has now set out it’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, and Step 1 will apply from Wednesday 13 May 2020 in England. GUIDANCE FOR ALL EMPLOYERS The primary guidance for employers remains the same, that for the foreseeable future, workers should continue to work from home rather than their normal physical workplace, wherever possible. […]

On 23 March 2020, the UK Government announced a lockdown on civil society in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the same day the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales made clear that the courts, “as a vital public service”, have an obligation to continue. In keeping with the Lord Chief Justice’s initial statement, […]

The scheme is temporary and open to all UK employers from 1 March to 30 June (extended from 31 May to reflect continuing social distancing measures). It is one of many schemes being introduced by the Government to support employers whose businesses have been severely affected by the Coronavirus, and to help them to continue […]

W Legal was recognised, in November 2019, for participating in the release of the highly anticipated UK Jurisdiction Taskforce’s Legal Statement on cryptoassets and smart contracts. W Legal’s Data Specialist Team, David Ellis and Raphael Uribe, recently participated in the Taskforce’s consultation which helped frame the Legal Statement and identify current areas of English Law […]

Victory for W Legal in a novel case A new case on duty of care – John Innes Foundation and Others v. Vertiv Infrastructure Limited [2020] EWHC 19 (TCC). Vertiv, a large infrastructure company, was contracted to provide maintenance for standby and emergency power equipment. The contract had been in place since 2006. Two service […]

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