Businesses have been adopting unusual and novel practices to ensure their operations can continue during the period of the COVID-19 outbreak.  The lockdown has forced many businesses to temporarily (or in some cases permanently) close down offices and other premises, and divert attention to remote working and the utilization of workforces predominantly working from home.

Whilst these efforts to adapt to the current situation are extremely commendable, still it cannot be ignored that these changes to operational practices are creating new practical difficulties for businesses.  One of these practical difficulties relates to the serving and receiving of contractual notices.  Our colleagues in Leeds, Jason Blakey, Jenny Broderick, James S. Peel, and Elisabeth Fuller, have prepared an update on this issue in the UK.  Read the full client alert below: