COVID-19: Open for business

UPDATED: 4th January 2021 at 10.45am

As the Covid-19 outbreak continues to evolve, the safety of our staff, clients, visitors to our offices and family and friends remains a priority for us. We continue to monitor the guidance from the Government and Public Health England, undertaking risk assessments and regularly updating our working practices.

Some of our  staff remain working in the offices as they are unable to work from home but it will not be possible to arrange face to face meetings during this period unless it is essential and urgent. Any such meetings will be considered on a case by case basis dependent upon the particular circumstances. Each of our Partners and Fee Earners will continue to work remotely and can be contactable by email or telephone and we have  introduced measures to ensure that all work can continue despite the challenging restrictions. For those remaining in the offices we will continue to ensure social distancing can be adhered to.

We are able to offer video conferencing facilities for all clients and contacts who have access to a laptop with a webcam or a smartphone as well as telephone conferencing facilities. Please telephone your  local office to make an appointment or contact your legal adviser directly:

Should a face-to-face meeting be arranged we will require you to wear a face covering throughout your attendance. Please arrive on time, but not early, for your appointment. You will be required to wait outside until such time as you are able to be seen. Our doors are closed during this period but if you wish to drop off or collect documents at any office please call the office in advance to arrange this and then call the office again when you are outside and we will arrange for documents to be handed over whilst observing social distancing measures.

We have introduced temperature checks for anyone entering the buildings – staff, clients and visitors. By entering the building, you are authorising us to take your temperature. Anyone with a temperature of 37.7 or above will not be allowed to remain on the premises. We feel that this is a necessary addition to keep clients, visitors and staff and their families safe

It remains important for the safety of our staff and their families that you do not attend the office without a prearranged appointment or if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or if anyone in your household has symptoms.

If you have any specific concerns or questions please contact us via email and we will telephone you to discuss these concerns or queries.

This remains a difficult and challenging time for the whole of the UK and we appreciate your understanding. We will continue to update our own internal policies on a regular basis in line with Government advice and shall keep clients and contacts informed as to any changes in our working practices as a result.