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Covid-19 legal guides for businesses

By May 14, 2020January 26th, 2021Coronavirus COVID-19, Member News & Updates

A leading Devon law firm has produced a series of guides to help businesses during coronavirus. Stephens Scown LLP’s covid-19 guides cover how businesses can survive and thrive, key legal issues businesses should not forget about and considerations before hibernating a business.


“Although we are starting to understand how the UK may come out of lockdown, there is a very long way to go and lots of challenges ahead for Cornish businesses. There is so much information out there for businesses, but it can be quite overwhelming to access what is relevant,” says Richard Baker, Stephens Scown’s managing partner.


“Our lawyers have been speaking to clients daily to find out how we can support them best. These guides pull together insights to help answer some of the common issues we are helping clients with just now. As a large law firm, we have experts in all of the key legal services for businesses, so the guides include advice from across the firm, including our corporate, intellectual property, dispute resolution, real estate and employment teams,” adds Richard Baker.


The guide to how businesses can survive and thrive during coronavirus includes advice for businesses who have started trading online, employment law considerations and debt recovery.


There has been so much for business owners to think about due to coronavirus. Stephens Scown’s legal advisors have created a legal guide outlining key legal issues that they should not forget about. The guide includes advice on employment law changes, landlord and tenant advice and corporate law considerations.


Stephens Scown’s guide to issues to consider before hibernating a business due to coronavirus outlines how to look after employees, reducing or pausing commercial rents and mitigating losses in key contracts.


Stephens Scown’s covid-19 guides are available to download for free from the covid-19 insights hub on its website.


Stephens Scown was the first large law firm in the UK to become employee owned. It has ranked in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For for the last six years. During coronavirus its legal advisors are working remotely.