At Royds Withy King we are still able to serve all your legal needs during the Coronavirus pandemic. Find out more.

Free coronavirus consultations for leisure & hospitality sector

We are extremely concerned by the devastating impact that the rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has already had on the sector – culminating in the Government ordered shutdown without notice on 20th March

We have gathered a team of experts from our Leisure and Hospitality sector who will offer you a free and confidential consultation by phone lasting up to one hour to enable you to discuss the issues you are facing.

How to book your consultation

To book in your free consultation simply fill out the form on this page and we will schedule in a time slot that is convenient.

We can help business owners to acknowledge, confront, and resolve some of the most difficult situations anyone has to face:

  • Employees: does the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme apply to your business? If so how can you access the Government grants and what procedures do you need to follow to comply with the employment law requirements? Alternatively do you have to make layoffs / redundancies? If so, how can these be implemented, what is the process, what costs will be involved, are there legal or commercial risks to be considered, how can these be mitigated?
  • Rent: how can I secure a suspension or deferment of my rent and, if I achieve one, how should it be documented?
  • Suppliers: what are the options to extend payment terms, renegotiate contracts and stave off threats of legal action?
  • Insurance and insurance dispute advice: do existing policies provide for business interruption cover, what are the conditions to access this, what evidence is required for a claim?
  • Directors’ duties / Insolvency: is the business trading beyond its means , is financial backing in place, if not, do the directors risk penalties for unlawful trading, is there some form of insolvency procedure to protect the business until normal times return.
  • Government aid and assistance: does the business qualify for new or existing Government support schemes such as deferred interest loans; rates holiday, sick pay support?

 

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