We would like to reassure clients that we have business continuity plans in place which we will implement if the guidance from the Government enforces any shutdowns or business closures as a result of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This means that the firm will stay open for business, even if our offices need to close.
Our teams will be able to work remotely. Calls will be answered and messages taken. We have sufficient fee earners to deal with our workload even if some are absent due to illness.
We have already taken some short-term measures to mitigate potential issues arising from COVID-19, including:
- None of our employees have travelled recently to any of the high risk list of countries. We are asking all staff to follow government guidelines regarding self-isolation and all visitors to our offices are asked to follow handwashing protocols on arrival.
- Ensuring our teams are able to remotely log in the event that we decide to or are mandated to close our offices.
- Ensuring that our Accounts team can effectively function remotely.
- Keeping our Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan under review against all likely impacts arising specifically from a COVID-19-related closure.