In a webinar organised and chaired Kirsten Henly of Kingston First, Ed Cracknell answered questions about commercial landlord and tenant law in the context of the coronavirus crisis and the measures that have been introduced by government to protect commercial tenants.

The panel also included Claire Darby and David Hards, both solicitors at Pearson Hards Solicitors, James Hale of serviced office accommodation provider City Skyline, and Forbes Low from Kingston Chamber of Commerce.

Throughout the webinar, the panelists discuss issues such as building changes to accommodate social distancing, lease and rent obligations and changes, empty propery and service charges.

The 'Voices for Kingston' series was launched in response to the Covid-19 crisis. The aim is to support Kingston First members by providing updates and insight from local leaders and partners, as well as valuable knowledge sharing to help Kingston's business community come together at this difficult time.

Voices for Kingston: Commercial Law changes during Coronavirus is available to view on Vimeo. The episode is also available to listen in podcast format via Acast.

Kingston First members can register for future webinars via the Kingston First website.

Ed is a senior associate in the property and housing litigation team. He specialises in all aspects of property litigation and property dispute resolution. His areas of expertise include landlord and tenant disputes, business lease renewals, rent and service charge recovery, possession proceedings, and dilapidations claims.