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COVID-19: Time to review your outsourced Managed Security Services arrangements

Tim Wright |

Even before the current pandemic, as enterprises have adopted techniques and practices such as digital transformation, cloud and mobility, they have faced an increased risk from a range of established and emerging cybersecurity threats, such phishing attacks which seek to introduce malware capable of compromising sensitive business information, ransomware and other fraud campaigns. The risk […]


COVID-19: The future of esports and gaming collaboration

Thomas Edwards, Alan Wetterhahn |

Although the COVID-19 outbreak has been devastating for many businesses, certain industries such as the gaming and esports sectors may not be as badly affected as others. Social distancing means that, whilst many businesses are suffering from a lack of people visiting their bricks and mortar outlets, the gaming and esports industries are seeing record […]


Work Matters Bulletin: COVID-19 - March 2020

Michael McCartney, Mike Tremeer, Taj Rehal |

Ever-increasing coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and guidance has understandably led to us receiving a large number of requests for advice on employment related issues.   In this mailing we summarise the most popular FAQs for you, including rights and pay for self-isolating employees and those with caring responsibilities. Are employees entitled to pay when self-isolating? The Statutory […]


COVID-19: Budget Measures

Hamilton Forrest, Gemma Grunewald, Taj Rehal |

As the UK ramps-up its response to COVID-19, with the government now advising that anyone displaying symptoms of a high fever or continuous cough self-isolate for 14 days (along with each member of their household), significant economic repercussions are almost but inevitable. In last week’s Budget the Chancellor pledged to help small and medium sized […]


COVID-19: Casting a spotlight on Facilities Management outsourcing

Tim Wright |

At the time of writing, the UK is officially moving to the “delay” phase, with government advising that anyone with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature self-isolates for at least 7 days. With the FM sector already facing some headwinds such as the fallout of Carillion and other high profile insolvencies, the prolonged […]


Coronavirus now an insured risk for hoteliers (Article in Hotels Newsletter by James Fry)

James Fry |

In a recent move by UK government (which will provide some comfort for the hospitality industry in the wake of potential losses from lost bookings and revenue in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak), Covid-19 will now be formally classified as a “notifiable disease” for insurance purposes. Under the terms of the Public Health (Control […]


Coronavirus and UK Immigration

Kelly Whiter |

As of 11 March 2020 there have been over 118,000 confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and in excess of 4,000 deaths reported globally [1] . 113 countries and territories are affected with the numbers growing daily. The whole of Italy is now on lockdown, President Trump has announced the suspension of all travel from Europe (excluding […]


Coronavirus and leases

Nick Wood |

It would be remiss of us to publish this edition of Quarter Day without an article on the subject that has, in an unprecedented fashion, gripped the globe and impacted every area of our lives. I am writing of course about Coronavirus (or Covid-19) and I am writing this with a degree of trepidation.  I […]


Coronavirus, Force Majeure and your Construction Contract (JCT, NEC)

Isha Wurie, David Weare |

The recent outbreak of Coronavirus has been classified as a public health emergency of international concern by the WHO. The virus has started to affect economies as well as health authorities worldwide. In attempts to control the outbreak the Chinese government has imposed restrictions on travel and has shut down factories which are considered “non-essential”. […]