Update from Andrew Parsons, Senior Partner
Welcome to my latest monthly update.
Since my last briefing there have been continuing advances in reducing the lockdown and restrictions in place as a result of the pandemic. We have also re-opened our offices for those staff who prefer to work there rather than at home, although the centre of London is still very quiet in many areas. A number of London offices have apparently already taken the decision not to reopen before much later in the year, or even before Christmas! However, most of the staff at RadcliffesLeBrasseur continue to work from home. This does not present any difficulties as our IT systems mean that everything can be done remotely to ensure clients receive a full service.
The Government is continuing to try to resuscitate the economy, but is also responding to peaks of virus infection as the local ‘lockdowns’ have shown. Our Leeds office is of course not far from Bradford, on the edge of the current Greater Manchester restrictions, but has been very busy.
RadcliffesLeBrasseur has continued to provide services across all our specialist sectors without interruption throughout the period of the pandemic. Work on health and social care issues has remained in demand, as has employment law and private client work. The stamp duty change has led to a mini boom in property work, and commercial work is much busier. Hopefully the whole economy will start bouncing back. The courts are certainly seeking to address the backlog of cases.
Our website has many new briefings on issues relevant to our areas of practice, including a special Covid-19 resource area, and I would recommend this to you. You can access our briefings here and Covid-19 page here.
I will update you again in September. By then the children should have returned to school so it will be interesting to see what effect that has on everything. In the meantime, on behalf of everyone at RadcliffesLeBrasseur, I wish you all good health and an enjoyable summer, even if foreign travel is likely to be less common than usual this year.
Senior Partner, Head of Healthcare Providers