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Coronavirus: An update from our CEO

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An update from our CEO

Collyer Bristow is monitoring carefully the escalating coronavirus situation. We are taking appropriate actions with the wellbeing of our clients, colleagues and our wider community being foremost in our minds.

Working remotely
Our staff are now working entirely remotely. Clients should be reassured that our business infrastructure fully supports remote working and as such we expect to maintain the usual high level of service.

Our colleagues can be reached by phone, email and online conferencing facilities in the usual ways.

Our events programme
We have suspended our events and seminar programmes. We have also temporarily closed our Art Gallery to members of the public.

Deadlines and Court dates
Our teams will work with clients to identify any upcoming deadlines and milestones, such as court dates, which may be affected, and act accordingly. If you have any concerns in this regard please contact your usual Collyer Bristow lawyer.

The safety of our clients, colleagues and our wider community is paramount, but so too is ensuring that the high level of service expected by our clients is unaffected. We believe the measures which we are taking represent the most prudent course of action to achieve that balance.

We will remain in close contact with you and provide updates as the situation evolves.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this challenging time.

Phillip Palmer
Chief Executive
Collyer Bristow LLP

Ongoing Government advice

New rules are now in force: you must stay at home. More information and exemptions can be found at gov.uk/coronavirus. Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

In line with Government recommendations we are providing the following advice to employers:

  • Basic hygiene is crucial. Wash hands regularly, use hand sanitiser, and use disposal tissues to catch coughs and sneezes. Increase office cleaning.
  • Keep informed. Make sure you know how to recognise COVID-19 symptoms, stay up to date on government guidance and guidance from the World Health Organisation, particularly regarding overseas travel. Ensure remote working structures and available and accessible.
  • Keep in touch. Communication with staff is key. Keep them informed on steps being taken. Make sure emergency contact details are updated.

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