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23 March 2020 is a date which we as a nation will never forget.

The announcement by the Prime Minister of national emergency and the simple instruction to all to ‘stay at home’. For many businesses this meant closing their doors and finding a new way of operating.

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01. Impact of Covid-19 on your business

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02. Business Interruption Policies

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03. Supplier contracts in wedding and entertainment industry

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Impact of covid-19 on your business

All businesses regardless of trade, industry or size have been affected by the pandemic and the Government lockdown measures. Many of which are struggling to keep their businesses alive despite the Prime Minister announcing on 10 May 2020 the Covid Alert Level which will determine the easing of the lockdown measures.

Whilst the Government’s economic measures (Job Retention Scheme, CBILS, Bounce Back Loans) are well received, it may not be enough to keep businesses alive.

We understand that being in this situation causes sleepless nights, stress and anxiety. Especially when many businesses are owner-managed businesses and have never needed legal help of this kind.

It takes experienced lawyers in the areas of contract, employment, debt recovery, dispute resolution and insolvency law to be able to advise and guide the best possible outcome. That’s where we can help. 

Impact of Covid-19 on your business FAQs

I can’t fulfil my contractual obligations what can I do?

Can I terminate a contract because of Covid-19?

Can a landlord bring a claim for rent arrears?

How do I furlough an employee?

What do I need to do to make working environment safe?

I’ve been served with a Statutory Demand what can I do?

I’ve been served with a Winding Up Petition what can I do?

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION POLICIES

Any prudent business owner will have taken out an insurance policy to cover business interruption. The idea being that the policy pays out loss of income in the event that the business closes due to a disaster or the rebuilding process after a disaster.

Many would say Covid-19, on the face of it, is a disaster, one of its kind.

However, we all know, the devil is in the detail of the small print.

That’s why it is important for business owners to seek our expert advice and guidance to establish whether a claim can be made on the business interruption policy. That’s where we can help.

Business Interruption Policies FAQs

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What events does my policy cover?

Am I covered under my policy?

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How can I make a claim?

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I’ve been refused cover by my policy provider, what do I do?

Supplier contracts in wedding and entertainment industry

Wedding planners, venues, caterers, florist, bands, photographers, videographers, entertainers, honeymoon planners and many other suppliers across the country left with the uncertainty as to whether they can deliver and fulfil their obligations to the newlyweds and if not where do they stand legally?  

We understand that being in this situation causes sleepless nights, stress and anxiety. Especially when many suppliers are owner-managed businesses and have never needed legal help of this kind.

There are no new ‘Covid-19’ laws to apply to this situation. It takes experienced contract lawyers to be able to advise and guide the best possible outcome. That’s where we can help.

Supplier Contracts in Wedding and Entertainment Industry FAQs

I am a supplier or venue, do I have to refund any couple that chooses to cancel?

The couple have chosen an alternative date, do I have to refund the deposit?

Can I charge a premium rate for an alternative date?

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Can I cancel the contract?

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Do I need a new contract?

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My supplier / sub-contractor has gone bust, what do I do?

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