6 April 2020
We have a fresh batch of content on our Download microsite which provides insights into the legal implications of the latest media and technology developments.
This month, Download focuses on COVID-19. Health is the primary (but not the only) concern raised by the spread of COVID-19. With the markets volatile on a good day and in freefall on a bad, the global economy is under threat. And yet, life goes on. We look at some of the key legal issues raised by the pandemic, including employment, data protection, and contractual obligations.
Glyn Morgan answers some of the FAQs on force majeure.
Julian Randall and Andrew Howell look at the application of the doctrine of frustration to commercial contracts affected by the pandemic.
Our Employment team looks at measures announced to help employees and the self-employed.
Debbie Heywood looks at lawful basis and other issues to keep in mind.
Charlotte Hill and team look at measures taken by financial regulators in response to the pandemic.
Does the UK government's business loan rescue package go far enough for businesses?