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Covid-19: Your Legal Briefing

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The Covid-19 pandemic is unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetime. The effects across every aspect of life are many and ever-evolving. We’ll be posting articles everyday to help our clients plan and assess risk across areas like employment, business continuity, property, commercial challenges and much more.

Holding shareholders’ meetings during the Covid-19 emergency

With government measures likely to stay in place for the foreseeable future, Katie Oakes looks at the options for companies wishing to hold obligatory shareholders’ meetings and adhere to social distancing measures.

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COVID-19 and Subject Access Requests (SAR)

Conor Robinson lists the effects of Covid-19 on those wishing to submit Subject Access Requests as well as those receiving them.

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Covid-19 accelerates the move towards remote mediation

Marc Fitzgibbon looks at the benefits of online mediation.

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Covid-19 and commercial leases

As the Covid-19 health emergency continues to escalate in Ireland, many areas of society are being impacted in a way much similar to that of the financial crisis. One area significantly affected is commercial leases.

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The Personal Injuries Assessment Board and Covid-19

Mark Jones looks at the interim arrangements for the submission of personal injuries claims during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Covid-19 – can businesses avoid insolvency?

While the situation is changing at a rapid pace and the only thing that is certain is that none of us know where the economy will land, there are some practical measures that companies can implement to avoid insolvency.

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The Covid-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme explained for employers

Emer Murphy gives a plain English assessment of how employers can leverage the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme.

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Covid-19 assistance for SMEs

Conor Robinson lists some practical steps SMEs can take to stay afloat during the pandemic.

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Covid-19 pandemic results in delays for the CervicalCheck Tribunal

Simon Harris has confirmed that the Covid-19 pandemic will result in delays to the CervicalCheck tribunal. Mark Jones gives an overview of concerns for claimants.

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Landlord and tenant: Emergency Covid-19 bill brings temporary measures to protect renters

The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020 includes measures to help renters remain in their dwellings during the emergency period. Emer Murphy looks at some of these measures.

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Corporate governance: Leadership during Covid-19: practical considerations for company directors

Katie Oakes looks at the practical steps that Company Directors can take to navigate the Covid-19 crisis.

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Employment: The outlook for pensions amid Covid-19 pandemic

Marc Fitzgibbons explores the impact already evident in pension investments and the measures that employers and trustees can take to safeguard their assets as much as possible in a very uncertain economic climate.

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Employment: Covid-19 guidance for employers on lay off, short time and redundancies

Emer Murphy gives an overview of the legal considerations employers need to take into account when looking at lay off, short time and redundancies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Corporate governance: Company meetings and corporate governance during Covid-19 pandemic

If you are a director or company secretary and you are due to have an AGM, EGM or other important company meetings over the next few weeks, no doubt your plans may have changed given the constantly changing global situation regarding Covid-19. Here, we give some practical advice for business continuity during the health emergency.

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Company law: Covid-19 and business interruption

What happens when you cannot fulfil the terms of a contract, because of COVID-19? We look at how businesses can navigate business interruption.

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Employment: Coronavirus – What employers need to know

Practical advice for employers as to how to respond to the every-evolving crisis.

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The Team at Lavelle Partners remain fully operational during the crisis, with our team working remotely. We continue to meet clients via virtual meetings or phone calls. If you have any concerns around any of the issues raised in the articles below, you can still contact us on 01 644 5800 or email [email protected]. Alternatively you can contact one of our solicitors directly or fill in an enquiry form