COVID-19 RESOURCE HUB

Aberdein Considine offers property, legal and financial services to individuals and businesses.

We are collating and continually updating the most recent information and resources, including headline government announcements, to keep you informed.

Simply click one of the buttons below to take you to the information most relevant to you.

INFORMATION FOR BUSINESSES

CORPORATE & BUSINESS ADVISORY

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES

Our complete guide to the financial support being offered by the UK and Scottish governments.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

BUSINESSES TURNING TO MEDIATION TO RESOLVE DISPUTES

Businesses are turning to mediation to resolve legal disputes as Covid-19 continues to impact Scotland's courts.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

CRITICAL BUSINESS PROTECTION DURING COVID-19

During these challenging times, having appropriate business protections in place is crucial.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

STRUGGLING FIRMS 'COULD USE DEPOSIT' TO PAY RENT

Struggling businesses could be allowed to use their deposits to pay rent, according to a new code of practice designed to help firms through the Coronavirus crisis.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

HOW COURTS ARE DEALING WITH COVID INSOLVENCIES

Three recent English judgements give us an insight as to how the courts are beginning to interpret and apply the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020.

CORPORATE & BUSINESS ADVISORY

FAST-GROWING UK FIRMS OFFERED UP TO £5M IN LOANS

Over a billion pounds will be directed to startups and small and medium-sized firms.

CORPORATE & BUSINESS ADVISORY

'BOUNCE BACK' LOANS FOR SMES

The UK Government has announced a new guaranteed loan scheme for small and medium-sized businesses.

COMMERICAL REAL ESTATE

RETAIL LANDLORDS BANNED FROM AGGRESSIVE DEBT RECOVERY

High street chains have been given breathing space from landlords threatening to force them into administration

EMPLOYMENT LAW

CORONAVIRUS JOBS RETENTION SCHEME CHANGES

The Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme has been a lifeline to British businesses fighting to survive the Covid-19 pandemic.

INSOLVENCY LAW

WRONGFUL TRADING RULES RELAXED

The UK Government has relaxed insolvency rules to give bosses more breathing space during coronavirus.

CORPORATE LAW

MORE TIME TO FILE ACCOUNTS

Companies due to file accounts are being given an extra three months due to to the Coronavirus crisis.

CORPORATE & BUSINESS ADVISORY

LARGE BUSINESS LOAN SCHEME EXPANDED

All firms with a turnover of more than £45m will now be able to apply for up to £25m of finance.

INSOLVENCY

LEGAL HISTORY MADE WITH NO 'WET SIGNATURE'

For the first time in over 400 years, the Registers of Scotland have registered a deed in the Register of Inhibitions and Adjudications without a "wet" signature.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDE FOR BUSINESSES

Social distancing measures are for everyone, including business. Here is the latest Scottish Government guidance.

BUSINESS SUPPORT

EXTRA HELP FOR BUSINESSES AND SELF-EMPLOYED

Around £220million of further grants are being made available for businesses - including the recently self-employed.


INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUALS

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

PROPERTY MARKET TO RESUME ON JUNE 29TH

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed the move to phase two of the Scottish Government's route map, which allows people to move home again from June 29th.

HELP FOR SELF-EMPLOYED

SELF-EMPLOYMENT INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME

Our guide to the government's help for the self-employed.

EXECUTORY

WINDING UP AN ESTATE

The process of winding up the estate is being made more complex by the current restrictions.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS IN A REDUNDANCY

If you are facing redundancy, you have a number of rights that your employer must respect during the process.

FAMILY LAW

PROGRESSING FAMILY LAW CASES DURING COVID-19

A long road to recovery in the conduct of routine family court business lies ahead.

RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS

NEW TENANT PROTECTION RULES

New rules which give tenants greater protection from eviction during the Covid-19 crisis have come into force.

RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS

£5M LOAN SCHEME FOR LANDLORDS OPENS

Interest-free loans to landlords whose tenants are having difficulty paying rent during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

PROTECTING YOUR INCOME DURING UNCERTAIN TIMES

Could you pay the bills if you were sick, injured or couldn’t work? Income protection policies could help.

PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES

INSTRUCTING WILLS / POWERS OF ATTORNEY

A relaxing of rules around video calls will help solicitors meet rising demand for Wills and Powers of Attorney.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

PARENTAL LEAVE ENTITLMENT UPDATE

Furloughed workers planning to take paid parental or adoption leave will be entitled to pay based on their usual earnings rather than a furloughed pay rate.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

PARENTS RETURNING TO WORK 'ELIGABLE FOR FURLOUGH'

People on paternity and maternity leave who return to work in the coming months will be eligible for the government’s furlough scheme.

INVESTMENT ADVICE

WHAT HISTORY TELLS US ABOUT MARKET CRASHES

Stock markets can be unpredictable – they move frequently (and sometimes sharply) in both directions.

FAMILY LAW

MAINTAINING CONTACT WITH CHILDREN

Children with separated parents will be allowed to move between the two households, despite the lockdown.

FINANCIAL

LOAN AND CREDIT CARD PAYMENT HOLIDAYS

People struggling financially due to Covid-19 will be offered payment holidays of up to three months.

FINANCIAL

CAR FINANCE PAYMENT HOLIDAYS

Car finance providers, pawnbrokers, payday lenders and other high-cost credit firms should offer payment holidays.


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