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WEBINAR and Q&A: Legal implications of COVID-19 on your UK business

2 April 2020
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Amidst these uncertain times, many businesses find themselves face to face with significant challenges which cause major disruptions and carry various legal implications. The DKUK is organising this webinar together with FBCC and NBCC. It is kindly hosted by highly valued DKUK Member Gowling Wlg.

2 April 2020
15:00 – 16:00
Online Webinar
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Free to attend

Thank you to everyone that joined us for an insightful webinar kindly co-hosted with DKUK member Gowling WLG. Please find the recording below, and do feel free to share!

Besides keeping their employees safe, directors of companies have an important task of keeping the wheels turning and helping minimise the damage to the economy and the livelihoods of their employees, and keeping otherwise viable businesses intact for when the crisis passes. How to deal with these special circumstances, how to protect ones employees and what are directors’ duties while facing these challenges are the topics that our speakers Jonathan ChamberlainJulian Pallett and Amber Strickland are going to discuss.

The webinar will cover:

  • How UK employers can deal with the special circumstances – Jonathan Chamberlain
  • How can employers discharge their duties to protect the health and safety of employees who are working from home and those who cannot work from home – Amber Strickland
  • Directors’ duties in testing times – Julian Pallett

Disclaimer: By registering for this webinar, you agree that your data (i.e. your name and email address) will be shared with the webinar organisers and speakers from Gowling WLG, who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and their other services. You also agree that data regarding your usage of the webinar may be shared between Gowling WLG and the organisers.

  • Agenda
  • Speakers


3.00 – Welcome by the chambers
3.10 – How UK employers can deal with the special circumstances
3.25 – How can employers protect the health and safety of employees
3.40 – Directors’ duties in testing times
3.50 – Q&A
4.00 – Webinar ends

Jonathan Chamberlain, Partner

Jonathan Chamberlain practices employment law because it takes him right inside the client’s organisation, understanding their culture, their values, their processes – how they do what they do and how they need their people to do it. He combines that understanding with his more than 20 years’ experience to deliver solutions that take the organisation forward, not just solving that day’s problem.

Julian Pallett, Partner
Head of Restructuring and Corporate Recovery

Julian Pallett helps clients to find creative solutions to their problems and manage distressed situations. Julian uses many years of experience and in-depth expertise to help find creative solutions to financial risk-management in corporate and commercial transactions and help navigate successful paths alongside other stakeholders in distressed situations.

Amber Strickland, Senior Associate

Amber Strickland is a senior associate who helps clients to avoid the cost and business interruption involved in a regulatory investigation by advising on compliance with the requirements of legislation. In the event of an investigation, a prosecution or an inquest following a fatality, effectively defending and representing clients to ensure an outcome which reduces adverse reputational consequences, and minimises costs, is crucial.