Business issues presented by COVID-19 and how best to tackle them

The World Health Organisation has reported that the majority of new Coronavirus cases are now outside China. As the number of confirmed cases in the UK and Europe grows and the impact on manufacturing and supply chains in other jurisdictions is already being felt, businesses will need to consider the impact the disease is likely to have on their own operations and staff.

Join our panel of experts from across the firm as we discuss some of the key legal issues businesses will need to address and practical steps that can be taken to protect their business and manage the risks presented by the Covid-19 outbreak, including:

  • How to ensure continued operations whilst protecting employees
  • How supply chains might be affected and what steps should be taken to address supply chain issues
  • Where the risk of delays lies and whether insurance coverage may be available
  • What damage claims might arise as a result of delays caused by the outbreak

Speakers: 

Rebecca Nicholson - Solicitor, Employment

Rebecca is a solicitor in the employment team. She advises clients on contentious and non-contentious employment law and HR issues, including employment status, discrimination and termination of employment. She advises clients in both the public and private sectors and is valued for her responsive and commercial approach, as well as her ability to offer pragmatic solutions.

Matt Phillip - Senior Associate, Commercial Disputes

Matt is a Senior Associate with the Commercial Disputes team based in Edinburgh. He advises clients on a wide range of commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Matt has a particular interest in contractual disputes and brand protection and regularly helps clients to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. 

Alison Rochester - Senior Associate, Trade and Commerce

Alison assists clients in all sectors with their on-going business and trading requirements, both locally and internationally. Alison specialises in advising on all aspects of commercial contracts, including drafting tailored commercial agreements for the supply of goods and services (both long term agreements and standard terms and conditions), outsourcing agreements, services agreements, IT agreements, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain agreements and entry in to new markets, particularly export and import controls and sanctions.