"Business as usual"

We continue to monitor closely the unprecedented threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As far as possible, we are taking every available step to minimise the potential impact the virus will have on our service delivery to our clients whilst, most importantly, safeguarding and protecting our staff and their families.

We have put in place business continuity plans which allow all our staff to work remotely, with minimal interruption to the service we provide to clients. All our secure IT systems, payment facilities and banking processes will remain unaffected and email and telephone numbers will operate as normal.

Whilst it is impossible to predict the route that the Government will take in response to the ever-increasing threat posed by Coronavirus, extended social distancing measures seem inevitable and complete prohibition on non-essential travel is a distinct possibility. We have already taken the precautionary step of postponing all client events and reducing client face to face meetings to a minimum. Going forward we expect that face to face meetings will largely be replaced with telephone calls, Skype and FaceTime calls.

Where possible, we would ask that you send documents to us electronically.

Please do not hesitate to contact your usual Partner contact to discuss any of your business requirements during this challenging period.

Best wishes

Michael Fletcher

Senior Partner