Pubs and restaurants may have to register all customers as hospitality industry re-opens

Decisions on relaxing the 2-metre distancing rule and reopening hospitality on 4 July are expected to be finalised at a meeting of the government’s Covid-19 committee today.   The committee will also be discussing the option of customers having to give their name and contact information on entry, as a means of keeping track of […]

Free visa extensions for family members of NHS workers – but only if you are NOT British?

Here at Lisa’s Law, we feel very passionately about the NHS and all the people who work within it. The UK is so fortunate to have a healthcare system as strong and open as the NHS, especially during such times as we find ourselves in now. Without all of the hard-work, selfless dedication and sacrifices […]

Jury trials to resume, but safety is paramount

HMCTS has confirmed that four Crown Courts have been assessed as currently suitable to hold jury trials and will begin to do so from next week.   They are:   Central Criminal Court, London (Old Bailey) Bristol Crown Court Cardiff Crown Court Manchester (Minshull Street)   Courts expected to reopen in the coming weeks are: […]

UK officially adds loss of taste and smell to COVID-19 symptoms

A loss of taste or smell have now been added to the list of symptoms related to coronavirus, and if people realise they are experiencing this they should stay home for at least 7 days.   Up until now, only a fever and cough were triggers for people to shut themselves away in self-isolation in […]

How should business owners be keeping their workspace clean and safe for their employees?

The workforce in England is still being told to work from home where they possibly can, a rule which will come as a relief to most people as the struggle against COVID-19 continues.   However, some people will be going into work now that Boris Johnson has encouraged those who cannot do their jobs from […]

Coronavirus can be kept outside – but for some the devil lives at home!

This article was written by Shanshan Chen. Domestic abuse on the rise   It has been 50 days since lockdown started on 23 March 2020 in the UK. Lockdown and quarantine have resulted in a horrifying surge of domestic abuse in countries affected by COVID-19 all over the world. Some experts describe the situation as […]

What Protection is the Government giving to Universities during the Coronavirus Crisis?

The Home Office has today revealed new measures aimed at stabilising university admissions this autumn, with an aim to ensure “students are safeguarded at a time of unprecedented uncertainty”.   Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, announced the measures which have been based on proposals from the universities sector.   Williamson said:   “We […]

COVID-19 Testing – Who can apply and how does it work?

Knowing how many people in the UK have the coronavirus is obviously of paramount importance. Those who know that they have it will be more inclined to completely self-isolate – as we know that in some people the virus can show little to know symptoms but is still very contagious. This is vital for key […]

COVID-19 Update from Lisa’s Law Solicitors

As the situation with COVID-19 becomes increasingly serious, we want to let our past, current and future clients know how we are operating and adapting to ensure a fantastic legal service is still delivered to all those who instruct us during this time.   Usually, we work from three London based offices. However, due to […]