June update from Andrew Parsons, Senior Partner
Welcome to my latest monthly update.
At the time of writing, the rate of transmission of the coronavirus has reduced considerably. Although the advice to stay safe by staying alert remains in place, non-essential shops and services are beginning to re-open as the government focuses on trying to kick-start those parts of the economy that have been badly hit by the pandemic.
Government advice remains that people should work at home if they can and as a result of our remote IT capabilities, we have been able to do that. We will continue with that until there is a significant change in the guidance. RadcliffesLeBrasseur has operated across all our specialist sectors throughout the recent months, even though the three offices have been closed to the public. The pandemic has not detracted from the need for legal advice on many topics such as:
- Varied arrangements with landlords for payment of rent
- Advice on restrictions on visiting in hospitals and care homes
- Representing professionals faced with police investigations
- Advising on commercial contract terms and variations to contracts as a result of the pandemic
- Family law advice
- Employment advice particularly in relation to the various government assistance schemes and redundancy
- Court orders relating to urgent medical treatment such as ECT
- Preparing or revising wills
- Issues relating to end of life care
- Wide-ranging advice on the impact of the numerous different types of government guidance issued throughout the period of the pandemic
I could go on… the wide variety of services provided to clients across numerous sectors has continued throughout the recent weeks. The fact that we have been working from home has not impeded that.
I will update you further in a month’s time and hopefully at that point we will have seen continued improvement in the fight against the virus, as well as improved economic data. In the meantime, on behalf of everyone at RadcliffesLeBrasseur, I wish you and your loved ones our very best wishes during this difficult period.