As the lockdown eases in the coming weeks, retailers across Sevenoaks will start re-opening. This will be a very welcome return for all of us here in the town, but we appreciate that for many businesses there will be immediate, difficult and sometimes complex challenges to deal with. Health & safety, employee welfare, staffing levels, wages and contractual issues have all been heavily impacted by the very significant changes in recent months to the business landscape.

We here at Knocker & Foskett want to help Sevenoaks’ local businesses to thrive: we are all part of the community here in Sevenoaks, and that is why we have been a member of the Chamber for many years. These really are difficult times, particularly for our retailers, and we want to share with you our knowledge and experience of the legal issues that local businesses are facing. We want you to know that our teams of employment, property and commercial lawyers will be happy to talk through your concerns with you. So please do feel free to contact us to touch base and discuss, free of charge, the challenges ahead as we look together towards life after the lockdown.

James Pearson, Partner –  Property and Commercial law

Chis Hugo – Partner, Employment law

Finian Davern – Associate, Employment law