Media / COVID-19

National Crime Agency | Bounce Back Loans Update | Rosenblatt’s Financial Crime Team

Following an article published by Frances Murray of Rosenblatt’s Financial Crime department on 28th October 2020, the National Crime Agency (NCA) announced it had arrested a 52-year-old man from Hertfordshire in connection with allegations of Bounce Back Loan fraud. Criminal Proceedings | Rosenblatt’s Financial Crime Team The NCA said the man was arrested on 27th October 2020 at an address […]

Material Adverse Change clauses under the spotlight (again) during COVID-19 | Rosenblatt’s Corporate Team

Summary In this article, we consider the recent preliminary judgment of Mrs Justice Cockerill in Travelport Limited and others v WEX Inc.1, which concerned the construction and application of a material adverse change or effect provision (a “MAC Clause”) specifically in the context of COVID-19 in relation to an M&A transaction. If the courts decide that the MAC Clause has/had […]

COVID-19 | Alert Level System

On 12th October the government set out a three-tiered system of local COVID-19 Alert Levels in order to standardise rules around social distancing. The new system, in force from 14th October will consist of medium, high and very high tiers depending on factors such as infection rates, growth rates and hospital admissions in local areas. What are the tiers? | […]

Government’s Job Support Scheme expanded to aid businesses forced to close due to Covid-19

Following criticism that the Job Support Scheme does not go far enough and with the new tier system of more severe local restrictions being introduced, the government has responded more flexibly and announced that the Job Support Scheme (JSS), due to come into force from November, is to be expanded to cover firms forced to shut by law because of […]

Coronavirus and Rent – a further update

The government has taken action to extend once again some of the protections given to commercial tenants under the Coronavirus Act 2020 that were due to come to an end on 30 September 2020. The moratorium on the landlord’s right to forfeit commercial tenancies for non-payment of rent has been extended to 31 December 2020. The restrictions on Commercial Rent […]

Cybercrime | Covid-19 | Rosenblatt’s Financial Crime Team

Following the Government’s guidance that businesses work from home, reports of cybercrime have increased exponentially with criminals targeting staff working remotely through fraud, phishing and cyberattacks. With businesses reluctant to return to the office cybercrime will continue to grow. According, to the Office of National Statistics fraud and cybercrime represent almost half of all crime in the UK. Phishing Scams […]

Furlough Fraud | Rosenblatt Financial Crime Team

First Arrest for Furlough Fraud | Rosenblatt Financial Crime Team The first arrest for furlough fraud has taken place, as HM Revenue and Customs take action. Criminal Prosecutions | Rosenblatt’s Financial Crime Team On 8 July, a person from the West Midlands became the first to be arrested for furlough fraud as part of allegations they had defrauded the government […]

Partner, Michelle Chance, spoke at “The Future of Business: COVID – Safe Working” Webinar

BizSpace recently hosted the first episode of their new webinar series, exploring the future of business in an emerging post-COVID world. In the first episode, Rosenblatt’s partner, Michelle Chance, and a selection of experts provided insight and practical advice on the key issues concerning small business owners during these changing and uncertain times. More specifically, the session was designed to […]

Employment Partner, Michelle Chance, speaks at “The Future of Business: COVID – Safe Working” webinar

Date: Thursday 2nd July Time: 12-1pmAs the country gradually re-opens for business, BizSpace is hosting a special session with guest experts to discuss COVID-safe working.ABOUT THE EVENT:Welcome to The Future of Business webinar series, brought to you by BizSpace.Join us for the first of a new webinar series exploring the future of business in an emerging post-COVID world. In each episode, […]

Coronavirus and Commercial Rent – An Update

As anticipated in my article “Coronavirus and Commercial Rent – Who Bears the Cost in a Time of Crisis?”, the Government has taken further action in advance of the June quarter day to protect commercial tenants unable to pay their rent. The Government announced on 19 June 2020 that it will be extending the package of protections for commercial tenants […]