From fluctuating levels of consumer demand and supply chain collapses, through to heightened cyber security risks and large-scale absenteeism – no business will be untouched by the effects of COVID-19.

With the situation changing on a daily basis, Burges Salmon recognises that our clients will need immediate access to up to date, pragmatic advice across a breadth of different areas. In response to this, we have established a COVID-19 response team, headed by our Senior Partner and employment law specialist, Chris Seaton.

This team of designated lawyers drawn from across our sectors and specialisms are well-equipped to help you manage short-term and longer-term issues as they arise. The response team together with our wider legal teams will be producing regular content and guidance which will be hosted here on our COVID-19 hub.

Through this hub, you can:

  • find contact details of our COVID-19 response team; and
  • access knowledge and general guidance on a wide variety of issues.

During this time, Burges Salmon remains commited to providing excellent levels of service to our clients. Read more about our response to COVID-19 here.

Latest resources

Banking/Financial Services

Can the lender pull the loan?

What to expect on the March Quarter Day

Closing finance transactions in the days of social distancing


Governance and duties

Impact on AGMs

What does it mean for M&A transactions?

Is it a material adverse change in M&A transactions?

Government announces insolvency law changes to give directors breathing space

Implications for MAR and AIM Rules obligations



Competition law considerations for businesses


Courts and Tribunals operating remotely during outbreak


A guide for employers

Workers to get time off to volunteer for NHS and social services

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - an essential guide for employers

Managing holiday and extension of carry-over provisions


Managing environmental compliance in the time of COVID-19


Coronavirus Bill - Increasing the health and social care workforce in England and Wales

NHS England guidance on standard contract payments

Health and Safety

Relaxed drivers' hours rules don’t replace fatigue risk assessments


Dealing with a contributions crisis

Investment-related considerations for pension schemes 

Will the use of Regulated Apportionment Arrangements (RAAs) rise?

How pension scheme trustees can maintain business as usual during testing times

Planning and CPO

Permitted development rights allow pubs and restaurants to operate as takeaways

Managing existing planning permissions and applications

Scotland assists developers by extending the duration of planning permission

Private Wealth

Statutory residence test and immigration update

Further immigration update from the Home Office

Procurement and State Aid

CCS issues guidance on public procurement

Real Estate

Impact to the Real Estate Finance market

Ban on forfeiture of commercial leases for non-payment of rent

Can you be locked out of your business premises?

Commercial rent income: issues for landlords in light of COVID-19

Supply Chain/Force Majeure

Force majeure, cashflow and people – three issues businesses need to manage

How will further business closures affect the food, retail and leisure sectors?

Breaking commercial contracts


Homeworking consumer broadband contracts and Ofcom's Code of Practice  

Our COVID-19 Response Team

Our COVID-19 response team are committed to supporting our clients through the challenges that COVID-19 brings
Meet the team