Practical information and guidance on the issues which COVID-19 is presenting to our clients across our practice areas

Employment Law

Date: 24 March
Title: How the Employment Tribunals are dealing with Coronavirus in light of the    Presidential Guidance issued on 18 March 2020 and the Presidential direction of 19 and 24 March 2020 – read
Authors: Ben Mitchell and Michael White

Date: 24 March 2020
Title: Furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – read 
Author: Jen Coyne

Date: 20 March 2020
Title: Can employees be compelled to attend public-facing work where they are worried about catching the virus? – read here
Author: Zac Sammour

Date: 19 March 2020
Title: Emergency Volnteering Leave – read 
Author: Peter Oldham QC

Information Law

Date: 2 April 2020
Title: First-Tier Tribunal suspends all information rights cases for 28 days – read here
Author: Peter Lockley

Date: 20 March 2020
Title: Information and Coronavirus – read 
Author: Timothy Pitt-Payne QC

Local Authorities

Date: 26 March 2020
Title: A note regarding new guidance from the Government of relevance to Local Authorities – read 
Author: Peter Oldham QC

Date: 18 March 2020
Title: Local Authorities and Coronavirus – read 
Author: Peter Oldham QC

Financial Regulation

Date: 19 March 2020
Title: Financial Regulation in the time of Covid-19 – read here
Author: Thomas Ogg

Health and Community Care

Date: 20 March
Title: The Coronavirus Bill – Schedule 11 – read
Authors: Jonathan Auburn and Joanne Clement

Public Law

Date: 25 March 2020
Title: Consultation in a time of social distancing and self-isolation – read 
Author: Jonathan Moffett QC

Notices to Court Users

Date: 3 April 2020
Update to the Civil Procedure Rules here.

Date: 2 April 2020
Notice from the First Tier Tribunal General Regulatory Chamber (Information Rights) re: Directions for a General Stay here.

Date: 30 March 2020
Notice regarding Administrative Court Guidance re: Urgent Applications 

Date: 25 March
Notice from the Royal Courts of Justice Fees Office 

Date: 25 March 2020
Notice regarding Queen’s Bench Masters Hearings and QB Action Department from the Queen’s Bench Division 

Date: 24 March 2020
Notice regarding applications for immediate/urgent consideration from the Administrative Court 

Date: 24 March 2020
Amendment to the Practice Direction issued by the Employment Tribunal Presidents on 19th March 

Notice containing the Protocol Regarding Remote Hearings from the Civil Courts here.

Notice containing the Protocol Regarding Remote Hearings from the Business and Property Courts here.

Notice from the President of the EAT here.

Notice regarding Issuing and Filing in Administrative Court here.

Notice for Queen’s Bench and Administrative Court users setting out changes to the telephone service here.

Notice for Queen’s Bench and Administrative Court users and practitioners here.

Notice from the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales on Civil and Family Courts here.

Statement from the Lord Chancellor on the running of courts during the coronavirus pandemic here.

Guidance on how HMCTS will use telephone and video technology during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak here.

To all our clients: COVID-19: Essential Information about our key services

The pandemic crisis is changing almost hourly, creating anxiety and uncertainty.  Many of you may be in need of urgent advice.

We want to reassure you that we are here to provide urgent advice on a 24-hour basis.  Members of chambers are holding telephone and video conferences. We are also available for urgent court business.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance.

Key contacts

Lucy Barbet: 020 7632 8502
Mark Dann: 020 7632 8503

Main switchboard:  +44 (0)20 7632 8500

Outside of office hours: +44 (0)7824 365991
Alternatively, contact: +44 (0)7917 247577

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