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Forbes Solicitors to Support Blackburn SMEs with Legal Advice

30 Mar 2020

Award-winning law firm, Forbes Solicitors has entered an agreement to provide legal advice to Blackburn town centre BID members who are facing challenges as a result of the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Along with two other firms based in the region, Forbes will offer an initial free legal…

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AirBnB - Are you Breaching your Lease?

30 Mar 2020

Long, long ago, our ancestors used to be able to do something that was known as 'Going on Holiday'. Historians now believe that this was a custom practiced by many, and involved crossing borders and staying in accommodation that was different from your usual home. These accommodations could…

Housing & Regeneration

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Meeting the Challenge: COVID 19 and Virtual Meetings

27 Mar 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is presenting organisations of all kinds (including charities, schools and colleges, housing providers and businesses across the board) with complex issues as urgent decisions need to be made by decision-makers who are harder to bring together. In these unprecedented times,…

Governance, Procurement & Information

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Covid-19 Response - An Update

27 Mar 2020

As the country goes into lockdown, we are still waiting for formal guidance on how civil practitioners should proceed. These are without a doubt unprecedented times, so it comes as no surprise that we have experienced an inconsistent approach by the Courts. This week a Judge refused to do a full list of…

Insurance

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Coronavirus Act 2020: Emergency Volunteer Leave

26 Mar 2020

What is it? The Coronavirus Act 2020, which received Royal Assent on 25 March 2020 introduces the concept of an "emergency volunteer". The Prime Minister's address on 25 March 2020 praised the reaction of the British public after it was announced that in excess of 500,000 people…

Employment & HR

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COVID-19 and Apprenticeships

26 Mar 2020

COVID-19 is resulting in difficult times for apprentices, employers and providers of apprenticeship training, creating unprecedented and unique challenges to the usual quality and delivery of apprenticeships. The government is continuing to provide support and assistance, seeing the Education and Skills…

Employment & HR

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Public Contracts - Options when responding to COVID-19

26 Mar 2020

In these current exceptional circumstances, you may need to procure goods, services and works urgently. As you are probably already aware, authorities are permitted to do this using regulation 32(2)(c) under the Public Contract Regulations 2015. So, what can you do? Option 1 - Direct award due…

Governance, Procurement & Information

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