Covid-19: Top 10 reads on the impact for in-house legal

Covid-19: Top 10 reads on the impact for in-house legal

 

Covid-19 has created a new world, which companies and legal teams are quickly learning how to navigate. Our legal teams have been producing new legal content for our customers, and providing insights via our new Covid-19 blog, which is freely available for our customers and non-customers to access.

Below, we have rounded up some of the latest content affecting the ongoing work of companies and in-house legal teams in the crisis. 

 

LexisNexis COVID-19 round up

 

1.  Coronavirus (COVID-19)—analysis published on extent of furloughing in the UK

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—analysis published on extent of furloughing in the UK

The data-sf-ec-immutable="" Office for National Statistics has published an article analysing the second wave of the Business Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) survey. The analysis is aimed at establishing the extent to which workers have been furloughed across UK industries.

The analysis can be read in full here.

Source: The furloughing of workers across businesses: analysis of Business Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Survey (BICS)

Subscribe to the in-house blog for more upcoming content on furloughing during the Coronavirus outbreak.

 

2.  Coronavirus and force majeure: What is the impact on commercial contracts?

Coronavirus and force majeure: What is the impact on commercial contracts?

What does it mean and how do we future-proof against similar pandemics in the future? What are the practical impacts of force majeure and how can you protect yourself in the future from its effects?

Electra Japonas, CEO of The Law Boutique, a challenger firm, discusses these issues in her recent article.

 

3.  Covid-19 and flexi-working: The new age for lawyers?

Covid-19 and flexi-working: The new age for lawyers?

Who would have predicted that the biggest trend for the new 2020 decade would be ‘working from home’?

As the government ramps up measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, throughout the UK and across the globe working from home has fast become the new normal.

In an interview with Sophie Gould, head of learning and development at F-lex Legal, former head of In-House for LexisNexis and regular home worker, we asked what the realities and challenges are when working from home; and what the impact may be for lawyers—particularly client relationships, if no face to face contact can be had for a considerable amount of time.

 

4.  UK and US companies will suffer without sufficient whistleblowing measures during COVID-19

UK and US companies will suffer without sufficient whistleblowing measures during COVID-19

MLex: British companies will suffer huge financial losses and potential enforcement action unless whistleblowing measures are taken seriously during the COVID-19 pandemic, while the US is trying to keep its more robust whistleblower programs functional on several fronts, with an increase in reports expected. What are the EU requirements and company behaviours?

 

5.  Coronavirus (COVID-19)—businesses see cover changes at renewal

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—businesses see cover changes at renewal

Law360, London: Insurers are charging businesses more for cover while removing references to infectious diseases from policy wordings, according to research published on 20 April 2020, as the sector seeks to minimise its exposure to the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis.

 

6.  Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on drafting commercial agreements for goods or services

Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on drafting commercial agreements for goods or services

What practical difficulties might the COVID-19 pandemic create for brand owners who are involved in registry proceedings and/or litigation in respect of their trade marks, and what action should IP lawyers be advising them to take to address them?

What has been the impact of the pandemic on activity by counterfeiters and what steps can brand owners take to combat it?

 

8.  Protecting yourself from fraud and cyber crime during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Protecting yourself from fraud and cyber crime during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Home Office has published guidance on steps to take to protect individuals and businesses against fraud and cyber crime during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and where to report security breaches.

 

9.  Coronavirus: What is the impact on the Fintech sector?

Coronavirus: What is the impact on the Fintech sector?

How has coronavirus impacted fintech? How is the negotiation and drafting of contracts in fintech changing in practice as a result of coronavirus?

 

10.  Mind mental health charity—5 tips for keeping up mental health while at home

Mind mental health charity—5 tips for keeping up mental health while at home

During this time of social distancing and with a large majority of us now working from home it can be hard to find some normality.

Working from home provides its own plethora of new stresses and struggles, and being separated from loved ones can have a profound impact on your mental wellbeing.

Read our Q&A with the Head of Information at Mind, Stephen Buckley.

 


 

 

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Amy is an established writer and researcher, having contributed to publications, such as The Law Society, LPM, City A.M. and Financial IT. Her role at LexisNexis UK involved leading content and thought leadership, as well as writing research reports, including "The Bellwether Report 2020, Covid-19: The next chapter" and "Are medium-sized firms the change-makers in legal?"