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  • Adrian Smith

  • The Senate

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Questions [17]

Questions they have asked

  • Do you know you can add details to your My Senate page?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    25 Feb 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 26 Feb 2020

  • Did you know that by searching All Questions you can refine your results by clicking on the relevant tabs?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    25 Feb 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 25 Feb 2020

  • Can I do [x action] in [y way] in [z place]?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    25 Feb 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      1
    • Very Complex [1]
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 26 Feb 2020

  • Can I ask broad open ended questions?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    25 Feb 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      1
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 06 Mar 2020

  • Can I use the Senate to horizon scan for issues?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    25 Feb 2020

    • yes

      5
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [4]

    Latest answer 14 Apr 2020

  • Can I use the Senate across my organisation?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    25 Feb 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 26 Mar 2020

  • What questions can be asked on the Senate?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    26 Feb 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 26 Feb 2020

  • Can I use the Senate enterprise wide?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    26 Feb 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 26 Feb 2020

  • Should I cancel my face to face team meetings?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    03 Mar 2020

    • yes

      2
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 06 Mar 2020

  • Should I review my BCP arrangements?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    03 Mar 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 03 Mar 2020

  • Should we tell clients if one of our staff has a confirmed infection?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    03 Mar 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]

    Latest answer 03 Mar 2020

  • Can an FCA regulated firm avoid compliance due to Covid19?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    10 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      2
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 03 Apr 2020

  • Are data breaches and loss of confidential information on account of Covid-19 a regulatory issue?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    26 Mar 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 26 Mar 2020

  • Has there been an increase in the number of will drafting requests during the Covid-19 outbreak?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    26 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 13 May 2020

  • Has the Ministry of Justice limited criminal court hearings?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    26 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      1
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 26 Mar 2020

  • Can I change pricing of a service or good under contract due to Covid-19?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    26 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 26 Mar 2020

  • Does Covid-19 affect contracts under NEC4?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    26 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]

    Latest answer 26 Mar 2020

Answers [68]

Questions they have answered

  • Do you know that you can add searchable tags to questions on the Senate?

    Inactive User

    25 Feb 2020

    • yes

      2
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Simple [3]

    Latest answer 26 Feb 2020

  • Do you know, that you will get a complexity assessment of your question by your team on the Senate?

    Inactive User

    25 Feb 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 26 Feb 2020

  • Does the Senate act as a business enabling tool?

    Inactive User

    25 Feb 2020

    • yes

      3
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [2]

    Latest answer 26 Feb 2020

  • Do you know that you can enrich your answer?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    26 Feb 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 26 Feb 2020

  • Do you know you can notify a colleague or community member of a question you have asked or one they may find interesting by sending them an item for their watch list? Do you know that you do this by adding their name in the answer page?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    25 Feb 2020

    • yes

      2
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Complex [2]

    Latest answer 26 Mar 2020

  • Doe the Senate save time internally ?

    Jan Edmunds
    The Senate

    26 Feb 2020

    • yes

      3
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [2]

    Latest answer 26 Feb 2020

  • Can I use the Senate to measure my internal and external teams?

    Inactive User

    25 Feb 2020

    • yes

      2
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Very Complex [1]
    • Complex [1]

    Latest answer 26 Feb 2020

  • Do you know that if you get an “unclear” answer, you will also get a reason why?

    Tamsin Ogilvie
    The Senate

    25 Feb 2020

    • yes

      2
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Simple [2]

    Latest answer 26 Feb 2020

  • Should we tell clients if one of our staff has a confirmed infection?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    03 Mar 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]

    Latest answer 03 Mar 2020

  • Should I review my BCP arrangements?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    03 Mar 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 03 Mar 2020

  • Should I cancel my face to face team meetings?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    03 Mar 2020

    • yes

      2
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 06 Mar 2020

  • Does not shaking hands with people reinforce the message to wash your hands and keep your hands clean?

    John Bartley
    The Senate

    09 Mar 2020

    • yes

      2
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 10 Mar 2020

  • Will there be a vaccine for COVID-19 this year?

    Sandra Norman
    The Senate

    08 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      2
    • Complex [2]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 14 Mar 2020

  • If your children are home from school because of school closings should their grandparents be at home with them?

    Sandra Norman
    The Senate

    08 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      2
    • No

      1
    • Simple [3]

    Latest answer 14 Mar 2020

  • If I have mild flu-like symptoms should I get tested for Coronavirus?

    Sandra Norman
    The Senate

    08 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      2
    • No

      0
    • Simple [2]

    Latest answer 09 Mar 2020

  • Is the death rate from COVID-19 known?

    Sandra Norman
    The Senate

    08 Mar 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 09 Mar 2020

  • Will the 2020 Olympics be cancelled?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    08 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      3
    • No

      0
    • Complex [2]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 09 Mar 2020

  • I am self employed and can only work at my clients sites - will I be compensated if I need to self isolate for 2 weeks ?

    Jan Edmunds
    The Senate

    05 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 09 Mar 2020

  • I've self isolated for 1 week after traveling through Hong Kong, can I return to my client's site in the UK ?

    Jan Edmunds
    The Senate

    05 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]

    Latest answer 09 Mar 2020

  • Should the 2 weeks of isolation I have been advised to take be classed as annual leave by my employer ?

    Jan Edmunds
    The Senate

    05 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      1
    • Complex [1]

    Latest answer 09 Mar 2020

  • Should I self isolate if I have travelled to Italy recently?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    05 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      2
    • No

      0
    • Simple [2]

    Latest answer 09 Mar 2020

  • If the virus forces the postponement of an event, are the organisers legally bound to offer refunds?

    Diccon Towns
    ALSO Festival

    04 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      2
    • No

      0
    • Complex [2]

    Latest answer 09 Mar 2020

  • Can an employer impose statutory sick pay on an employee who is following government advice to self isolate?

    John Bartley
    The Senate

    03 Mar 2020

    • yes

      2
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [2]

    Latest answer 13 May 2020

  • Is the coronavirus a Force Majeure event?

    Sandra Norman
    The Senate

    03 Mar 2020

    • yes

      2
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Complex [3]

    Latest answer 26 Mar 2020

  • Is the coronavirus considered a pandemic?

    Sandra Norman
    The Senate

    03 Mar 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      1
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 09 Mar 2020

  • Can an FCA regulated firm avoid compliance due to Covid19?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    10 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      2
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 03 Apr 2020

  • Will the COVID-19 virus lead to a long term shift towards remote working?

    Camilla Macun
    ADCB

    10 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]

    Latest answer 10 Mar 2020

  • Is there an alternative to “happy birthday” for when I wash my hands?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    10 Mar 2020

    • yes

      2
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 10 Mar 2020

  • Has anyone come across a clause/addendum to tenancy agreements that addresses terminating a lease because of Coronavirus?

    Rhonda George
    Golden Ticket

    09 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      2
    • No

      0
    • Complex [2]

    Latest answer 11 Mar 2020

  • Are law firms producing guidance on Coronavirus?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    11 Mar 2020

    • yes

      3
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Very Complex [1]
    • Simple [2]

    Latest answer 15 Mar 2020

  • Is paracetamol the only safe pain killer to take?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    17 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      5
    • No

      0
    • Very Complex [1]
    • Complex [3]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 19 Mar 2020

  • If a government “advises” its population to avoid theatres bars and restaurants can they claim on insurance for the resulting economic damage?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    17 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      1
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 21 Mar 2020

  • Are central banks taking action?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    15 Mar 2020

    • yes

      4
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Simple [4]

    Latest answer 26 Mar 2020

  • Can the coronavirus be seen as having a positive long term impact on working practices?

    Tamsin Ogilvie
    The Senate

    15 Mar 2020

    • yes

      2
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Very Complex [2]
    • Complex [1]

    Latest answer 25 Mar 2020

  • Should the UK government bail out its airlines?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    15 Mar 2020

    • yes

      3
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      4
    • Very Complex [3]
    • Complex [4]

    Latest answer 05 May 2020

  • Anthony Costello question: Vaccines are a safer way to develop herd immunity, without the risks associated with the disease itself. Is it ethical to adopt a policy that threatens immediate casualties on the basis of an uncertain future benefit?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    14 Mar 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Very Complex [2]

    Latest answer 19 Mar 2020

  • Do you know you can notify a colleague or community member of a question you have asked or one they may find interesting by sending them an item for their watch list? Do you know that you do this by adding their name in the answer page?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    25 Feb 2020

    • yes

      2
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Complex [2]

    Latest answer 26 Mar 2020

  • In the UK must supervision be maintained during remote working?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    26 Mar 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 26 Mar 2020

  • Can homes be repossessed and their occupants be made homeless in the current crisis?

    Alex Westenberger
    The Senate

    26 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]

    Latest answer 26 Mar 2020

  • Can documents be legally executed through the use of an electronic signature?

    Sandra Norman
    The Senate

    26 Mar 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Complex [2]

    Latest answer 04 May 2020

  • Can I use the Senate across my organisation?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    25 Feb 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 26 Mar 2020

  • Are legal professionals considered ‘key workers’?

    Liam Patell
    University of Oxford

    26 Mar 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Complex [2]

    Latest answer 26 Mar 2020

  • Is the legal profession well equipped to deal with an extended period of working remotely?

    Sandra Norman
    The Senate

    26 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      2
    • No

      1
    • Simple [3]

    Latest answer 28 Mar 2020

  • Are court hearings still taking place during the pandemic?

    Olivia Allen
    The Senate

    26 Mar 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 28 Mar 2020

  • Does the Coronavirus enable you to invoke a Force Majeure clause in your contracts under common law?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    31 Mar 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 31 Mar 2020

  • Is the Covid-19 pandemic a black swan?

    Tamsin Ogilvie
    The Senate

    31 Mar 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      3
    • Very Complex [1]
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [2]

    Latest answer 16 Apr 2020

  • Is data-security a regulatory issue on account of Covid-19?

    John Bartley
    The Senate

    29 Mar 2020

    • yes

      5
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Complex [3]
    • Simple [2]

    Latest answer 16 Apr 2020

  • Does Covid-19 affect the day count for UK Tax Residence?

    John Bartley
    The Senate

    29 Mar 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Very Complex [2]

    Latest answer 15 May 2020

  • Is the UK state of emergency governmental power to great?

    Mary Edmunds

    28 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      1
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 31 Mar 2020

  • Will COVID-19 impact Brexit?

    Mary Edmunds

    28 Mar 2020

    • yes

      3
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Very Complex [3]

    Latest answer 03 May 2020

  • Does Covid-19 affect contracts under the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT)?

    Diccon Towns
    ALSO Festival

    28 Mar 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]

    Latest answer 31 Mar 2020

  • Will big business in the US step in to subsidise employees through a drop in earnings caused by COVID-19?

    Camilla Macun
    ADCB

    26 Mar 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      2
    • No

      1
    • Very Complex [1]
    • Complex [3]

    Latest answer 16 Apr 2020

  • Are lawyers adequately educated and professionally developed to provide leadership ("positive social influence") during health emergencies like COVID-19?

    David Delaney
    Law Office of David G. Delaney, PLLC

    01 Apr 2020

    • yes

      1
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      3
    • Very Complex [1]
    • Complex [3]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 04 Apr 2020

  • Would divorce cases be postponed in the US if the courts close due to the pandemic?

    Tamsin Ogilvie
    The Senate

    06 Apr 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      2
    • No

      0
    • Complex [2]

    Latest answer 09 Apr 2020

  • Does the Coronavirus enable you to invoke a Force Majeure clause in your contracts under civil law?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    01 Apr 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      4
    • No

      0
    • Complex [3]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 09 Apr 2020

  • Can I use the Senate to horizon scan for issues?

    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

    25 Feb 2020

    • yes

      5
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [4]

    Latest answer 14 Apr 2020

  • Are full details available yet on the UK govts Future Fund?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    23 Apr 2020

    • yes

      3
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [3]

    Latest answer 17 Jun 2020

  • Will the changes to the delivery of legal services brought on by the lockdown become established working practices?

    Isabelle Gulliver
    The Senate

    23 Apr 2020

    • yes

      2
    • Unclear

      3
    • No

      0
    • Complex [4]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 13 May 2020

  • Has the Coronavirus crisis given to a rise in innovation in legal technology, or is it merely stop-gap while people try to cope and keep law firms viable?

    Sarah Gold
    Gold Law Firm

    09 Apr 2020

    • yes

      3
    • Unclear

      2
    • No

      0
    • Complex [4]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 04 Sep 2020

  • Do employers need to revisit Health & Safety Guidance in light of the UK govt instruction that employees should start to return to work? Is there help in assessing your current state?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    11 May 2020

    • yes

      2
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Simple [2]

    Latest answer 12 May 2020

  • Are law firms providing ETHICAL guidelines on data and technology?

    Deborah
    AMANIcircle

    10 May 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 12 May 2020

  • Is there a tool that reviews the privacy policies and terms and conditions of websites and apps?

    Deborah
    AMANIcircle

    10 May 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      2
    • Simple [2]

    Latest answer 16 May 2020

  • In the new workplace should employers require employees to wear masks?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    11 May 2020

    • yes

      3
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Complex [2]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 19 May 2020

  • Is Force Majeure applicable to construction contracts as a result of the pandemic?

    Louise Evans
    The Senate

    07 May 2020

    • yes

      0
    • Unclear

      3
    • No

      0
    • Complex [3]

    Latest answer 19 May 2020

  • Can an employer impose statutory sick pay on an employee who is following government advice to self isolate?

    John Bartley
    The Senate

    03 Mar 2020

    • yes

      2
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [2]

    Latest answer 13 May 2020

  • Do companies run a risk of claims around discrimination/harassment of colleagues based on disability or race/national origin and related to Covid-19?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    14 Mar 2020

    • yes

      4
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [3]

    Latest answer 14 May 2020

  • Could another wave of COVID-19 cases emerge in Autumn 2020?

    Camilla Macun
    ADCB

    26 Mar 2020

    • yes

      3
    • Unclear

      0
    • No

      0
    • Complex [2]
    • Simple [1]

    Latest answer 28 May 2020

  • Are full details available yet on the UK govts Future Fund?

    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

    23 Apr 2020

    • yes

      3
    • Unclear

      1
    • No

      0
    • Complex [1]
    • Simple [3]

    Latest answer 17 Jun 2020