October update from Andrew Parsons, Senior Partner
Welcome to my latest monthly update.
At the time of my last update in September, I commented that the Government had announced that the infection rate was at its highest since mid June. Unfortunately the news on that has not improved and the Prime Minister announced on 5 October that things were likely to be ‘bumpy’ until Christmas, and possibly longer.
There has obviously been much media comment on the issues of infection transmission and economic resilience. Nobody expects either to be easy topics but we have certainly seen a continued high level of demand for legal services in many areas of work.
In common with the position at the time of my previous briefings during the pandemic, many of our staff are working from home, but there has also been a steady increase in those who have been working from our various offices. Either way, our client service has continued, even though the centre of London remains extremely quiet. Many offices seem to be closed still or are running with a significantly reduced headcount.
As you might expect in the current climate, the demand for our work in the health and social care sectors, and for employment law advice has remained high. Demand for our wide range of private client services and residential conveyancing (taking account of the current stamp duty benefits) has also been high. There are increasing numbers of commercial opportunities being pursued.
When this all started in March I suspect many would have hoped that it would be over by now. Whilst there is no clear end in sight as yet, the firm is proud, to my mind rightly, of the way that its staff have risen to the challenge and continued to deliver our specialist services to our clients. I am also pleased to let you know that we have been ranked in the Legal 500’s new edition across multiple practice areas, click here to find out more.
With best wishes on behalf of everyone at RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP
Andrew Parsons, Senior Partner