We recognise that these are challenging times for our clients, and we will regularly provide advice and updates on how to deal with the coronavirus crisis. Use the links below to take you to the most recent articles from our team on the legal, regulatory and commercial implications of the current disruption.

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Legal Insights

Force majeure: superior force -v- contractual requirements

Paul Eastwood

While the purchase orders for toilet rolls, pasta and paracetamol are undoubtedly flowing freely, the performance of countless goods and services contracts are being heavily impacted by the ever-changing situation caused by Covid-19. Government shutdowns, closure of hospitality venues, staff unavailability and an almost across-the-board movement to “WFH” have meant that demand... ...

Working from Home

Rachel Richardson

It is usually the case that requests to work from home come from the employee to the employer and not the other way around.  However, in these unusual circumstances, in light of the current coronavirus panedemic and as a result of recent guidance from the government on home working, it is becoming a reality that... ...

Preparing for Coronavirus – what are your legal obligations as an employer?

Jack Balmer

Tughans’ employment team are currently advising clients on their legal obligations as employers arising from the evolving Covid-19 (“Coronavirus”) outbreak, as the number of confirmed cases in Northern Ireland increase and both the UK government and Assembly escalate preventative measures. The following advice note is provided as guidance only. You should take specific advice on... ...