Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram ACS Podcasts Contact details Email us

Legal Support

Retail members can benefit from ACS’ Legal Support Service. This service entitles ACS members to 30-minutes free over-the-phone consultation with legal experts.

There are a number of issues arising from Covid-19 that ACS’ Legal Support Service can help with. For example:


  • Job Retention Scheme – furloughing workers; managing redundancies; holiday pay
  • Returns to work
  • Statutory Sick Pay – rebate scheme
  • Vulnerable staff - self-isolation and shielding
  • Health and safety – employer’s duty of care
  • Caring responsibilities and childcare
  • Emergency volunteer leave


  • Recovery advice – managing commercial property assets; reviewing leases; negotiating rent concessions and other temporary measures
  • Leases – rent reviews; break notices; terminations
  • Frustration and force majeure
  • Dilapidations – making the most of lease endings
  • Acquisitions and sales – advice on notice to complete; compensation for non-completion
  • Managing residential tenancies – attached to shop premises

The ACS Legal Support Service also provides legal support on a range of issues not related to Covid-19, including dispute resolution, licensing, data protection, taxation and others. For more information, please give us a call on 01252 515001 and we will point you in the right direction.

For more information please email Sarah C Johnson or call 07764927349.