Nick Abell, Chairman of Wright Hassall and Chairman of Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership discusses the impact of coronavirus and opportunities for businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire.
How coronavirus is impacting business across Coventry and Warwickshire
Posted by Nick Abell on 12 May 2020
Nick AbellIn his role as Chairman, Nick ensures that everyone at Wright Hassall delivers on the promises which they make to their clients, whether that is a new client or one that the firm has acted for over a number of years.
We have been following the travails of the high street for over 12 months where changing shopping habits, business rates and rent increases have been contributing to a growing strain on many landlord / tenant relationships. The Covid-19 pandemic has not only turned a bad situation critical for many retailers and hospitality venues but has also turned the spotlight on the wider commercial sector too. Almost all businesses operating across the country have suffered financially to a greater or lesser extent as result of the economic downturn precipitated by the imposition of lockdown in March.Read article
The claim by Mr and Mrs Brake (Brake v Swift), heard in the High Court in May, to have a cottage and adjacent land revested in them under Section 283A of the Insolvency Act 1986, was set against a background of convoluted litigation extending over a number of years, described by Matthews HHJ as ‘complex’. The claimants had been made bankrupt in 2015 and the matter before the Court concentrated on whether or not the property concerned was, indeed, the claimants’ principal residence at the time of the bankruptcy.Read article
The law governing how a will is witnessed dates back to 1837 and for good reason. The requirement for two people (neither of whom can inherit from the will they are witnessing) to be physically present at the signing of a will is designed to, among other things, prevent fraud and the exercise of undue influence. That is, until the Covid-19 pandemic struck.Read article