Firm update: Coronavirus

As you will have seen, the situation over the spread of the coronavirus in the UK is rapidly changing, almost on a daily basis. Our priority at this time is to help safeguard the health and safety of our clients, contacts and staff, whilst also ensuring that we can continue to provide you with the best possible client service.

With this is mind, we have introduced the following key measures within the business to support this including:

– Remote working
Whilst our offices will continue to remain open, we have adapted our remote working policy and developed our remote working capabilities to the point where all teams are able to work remotely from home. Please be assured that we have the technology to enable us to continue our service to all of our clients uninterrupted whilst meeting our public health responsibilities.

– Face-to-face meetings & events
While our lawyers are available for face-to-face meetings where requested and needed, where these are not business critical, we are advising staff to minimise these in agreement with our clients. Our lawyers will still be available by phone, email, and video conferencing facilities, so we do not anticipate that this measure will impact ‘business as usual’.
We have also postponed all Moore Blatch hosted events being held over the next 8 weeks, and will review this on a rolling basis, as we closely monitor the changing situation.

We have lawyers in specialist teams such as corporate recovery, contract law, employment and property services who are available to support you if you are experiencing challenges caused by the crisis. Please contact us via your normal contact within the firm or check our website for the contact details of the lawyers with expertise in these specialist areas.

We will continue to monitor the ongoing situation, and the government and Public Health England’s guidance. If you have any specific concerns about your matters, please contact your Moore Blatch contact, so we can review and address these and also provide information on the ways we can communicate with you remotely.

I am sure you will appreciate that there may be adjustment needed as we all settle into what may be the new ‘normal’ for the next few months , but within that, Moore Blatch will be operating on a ‘business as usual’ basis, keeping our service to our clients going in an appropriately adapted way.