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Posted by Sarah Perry on 18 March 2020

Sarah Perry - Dispute Resolution - Managing Partner
Sarah Perry Managing Partner

The impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) on business has been unprecedented.  At Wright Hassall we have put together a dedicated team to look at all the issues you may be facing.  These are wide ranging and complex, particularly as the situation changes from day-to-day.

Depending on your circumstances, some of the major questions you might want to consider are:


  • My employer is talking about laying me off due to Coronavirus. What are my rights?
  • What do I do if I am made redundant?
  • I think that I have been exposed to Coronavirus, what should I do next?
  • I am a high risk individual, should I still be attending work? If I should not be attending work, what are my entitlements to pay?
Tina Chander - Head of Employment Law

Tina Chander, Head of Employment Law


  • How do I make a Will remotely, can this be done if I am self-isolating?
  • What is the easiest way to protect my assets?
Susan Floyd - Tax Planning and Will Drafting Lawyer

Susan Floyd, Head of Private Client

Residential property

  • I’m in the process of buying/selling my property. How will the transaction be affected?
  • My tenants cannot afford to pay their rents. What are my options?
  • What if my seller self isolates during exchange and completion?
Hannah Carey - Conveyancing Lawyer

Hannah Carey, Head of Conveyancing


  • How might self-isolating affect my family relationships?
  • What do I do if my relationship breaks down whilst I am self-isolating?
  • What should I do if I have a court hearing coming up?
  • My partner will not allow me to see our children. Is there anything I can do?
  • I have a court imposed deadline to provide documents. What should I do if myself or my legal adviser are self- isolating?
Justin Creed - Family and Divorce Lawyer

Justin Creed, Head of Family

Care & capacity issues

  • My parents are self-isolating, how can I help them manage their affairs?
  • My elderly relative is in a care home which now has restricted access, how do I ensure they are safe and are being cared for?
Tracy Ashby - Wills and Tax Lawyer

Tracy Ashby, Court of Protection Lawyer

About the author

Sarah Perry

Managing Partner

Sarah is the firm's Managing Partner and head of the firm's highly regarded dispute resolution group.

Sarah Perry

Sarah is the firm's Managing Partner and head of the firm's highly regarded dispute resolution group.

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