UNDERSTANDING CYBER SECURITY

Cybercrime is the term used for criminal activities carried out by means of computers or the Internet. Peace of mind about cybercrime security is essential in today’s digital world. Livingstons advises all clients to be vigilant regarding fraud. We will NEVER notify you of a change of banking details by email, post or text message. If you receive such a notice, even if it appears genuine, always speak to the person dealing with your matter by calling their main office number which is printed on all of our official correspondence and is also on our website. Please be alert to the fact that fraudulent communications could contain fake contact telephone numbers so always speak to the person dealing with your matter before transferring any money. If you receive an email from Livingstons requesting your bank details or requesting monies, always telephone your solicitor immediately to confirm the details before making payment. Livingstons Solicitors Ltd cannot take responsibility if you transfer money to a wrong bank account. Please telephone (01229) 585555 if you have any questions.

Coronavirus

Our employment team has received (and continues to receive) a large number of requests for help from companies who would like assistance with interpreting the ongoing changes to the furlough scheme and/or who are advance planning for when the furlough scheme comes to an end.  Some of this planning may involve consideration of short-time working or even redundancies and some involves dealing with specific concerns that returning employees may have about health and safety or about childcare and other obligations.

We have produced a number of factsheets for our employer clients which explain the Government guidance and which provide some practical guidance on how to deal with some of these matters.

If you have any specific queries about ending your furlough scheme or need any assistance with restructuring your business in light of the ongoing economic difficulties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, please e-mail Steve Walker at s.walker@livingstons.co.uk or Gail Black at g.black@livingstons.co.uk.

Full details of how we are dealing with Coronavirus are available here.

We will do everything possible to keep disruption to a minimum during this difficult time.