The COVID-19 Advisory Group draws relevant, specialist expertise from across the firm to provide you with informed, pragmatic legal advice on the unprecedented challenges posed by the global pandemic.

The group comprises specialists who are leaders in their respective fields and have experience advising organisations and individuals who need tailored, practical advice on the potential commercial and legal implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and how best to mitigate the challenges ahead.

Led by partners Louisa Knox and Gordon Downie, the group is already advising clients on:

  • contracts;
  • employment/HR advisory;
  • funding/refinancing;
  • cash flow management;
  • supply chain management;
  • corporate governance/practical implications for decision-making;
  • occupational pensions;
  • licensing;
  • tracking UK official COVID-19 measures;
  • immigration;
  • taking, defending or avoiding legal action;
  • restructuring and business advisory;
  • personal estate and succession planning/asset protection/incapacity; and
  • business continuity and risk management.

Recent guides and insights

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Directors’ ResponsibilitiesCoronavirus (COVID-19): Positive business measures – a spark of hope for businesses in financial distressCoronavirus (COVID-19): Reviewing contracts checklistCoronavirus (COVID-19): Does it excuse performance of my contract?Coronavirus (COVID-19): Corporate governance and practical implications for decision-makingCoronavirus (COVID-19): Force Majeure and negotiating contractsCoronavirus (COVID-19): How will the Government's Job Retention Scheme work?Coronavirus (COVID-19): Accessing borrowingCOVID-19: Licensing: Frequently Asked QuestionsCOVID-19: Key steps for landlords and tenantsCOVID-19: what counts as a food business? The Coronavirus Act and the food supply chainCOVID 19: Pensions – key steps for scheme trustees and employersCOVID-19: should I negotiate via video-link?https://shepwedd.com/knowledge/covid-19-emergency-volunteer-leaveCOVID-19: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: furloughed employeesCOVID 19: insolvency law reform updateCOVID-19: The Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill: impact on Commercial Lease ArrangementsCOVID-19: emergency changes to housing legislation in ScotlandCOVID-19: guidance for employersCOVID-19: Managing landlord-tenant relationshipsCOVID-19: health and safety update


On-demand webinars

COVID-19 Webinar Series: Employment Update Monday 30 March 2020COVID-19 Webinar Series: Food and Drink Sector Update Tuesday 31 March 2020


To arrange a private planning session with a member of the COVID-19 Advisory Group, complete the enquiry form at the bottom of this page or get in touch with your usual Shepherd and Wedderburn contact.

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