Coronavirus Legal Update – Week 1 is Done!

After a challenging week for many businesses across Ireland we hope our clients, friends and suppliers are keeping well, staying positive and finding new ways to connect and work through technology and regular contact.

We wanted to share some articles and advice written this week by some of our solicitors that may be useful to businesses during this challenging period. Please click on any of the below links to find out more.

Also in the spirit of International Day of Happiness today please also see a very uplifting post from our Managing Partner John Hogan which we hope you will enjoy:

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For more visit or call us on 01 6393000 or contact your usual Leman team member.

Keep calm, stay wise and be kind,

The Ogier Leman team



Brian Conroy – Administration, Examinership and the Coronavirus
Earlier this week, Laura Ashley became the first headline casualty of the Covid 19 / Coronavirus pandemic. The way this has been reported may cause you some confusion if you are a business owner. Both the Financial Times and Irish Times described… Read more
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Sarah Keenan – The impact of COVID-19 on commercial Landlords and Tenants and their Lease obligations
The outbreak of COVID-19 across the globe has resulted not only in a healthcare pandemic but a largescale detrimental effect on the Irish economy and our country’s businesses. At present, the Irish Government has closed all pubs until 29 March,… Read more
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Sheila Spokes – Guidance for Employers regarding the COVID-19 pandemic
On 11 March 2020, the WHO announced its characterisation of COVID-19 as a pandemic. In response, the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection (the “Department”) has advised employers and employees to prepare to work from home where… Read more
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David Heatley – Coronavirus and Delays to Public Works Contract – a must read!
Inevitably sites will grind to a halt and interruptions will occur to supply chains of contractors and subcontractors. The Public Works Contracts (PWC) are very strict on delay. There is no reference to Force Majeure (Acts of God) and unless you… Read more
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James Shannon – The Coronavirus Outbreak, Global Events and your Business
The Chinese government has implemented strict and sweeping quarantine restrictions in an attempt to control the Coronavirus outbreak, resulting in the associated shutdown of part of the Chinese economy. The impact on the global economy is starting… Read more
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