We are living in uncertain and worrying times with a crisis that is affecting our lives in a manner none of us has experienced before. Above all my priority is the health and wellbeing of all my colleagues, clients and friends of the Firm.
Beyond that I want you to know that we are here for you and remain determined to carry on giving you the best advice that we can in the context of these unchartered waters. Our cross-firm COVID-19 team has produced a Practical Guidance document: you can find it here.
We are now encouraging our colleagues to work from home wherever possible and, whilst we love welcoming you into our home at Africa House, we also think it is best to keep face to face meetings to a minimum. However, if meetings are essential we will be observing social distancing guidelines.
I want to reassure you that many years of resilience testing and significant investment in technology means that you will continue to experience the same high levels of service from us. And whilst we will miss seeing you in person, when we do we will be more appreciative of each other – as well as being experts at telephone and video conferencing…
In the meantime please feel free to contact me personally or your usual contact. You can reach the COVID-19 team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here for you.
I look forward to seeing many of you again soon.
On behalf of all of us here we wish you all the best and hope that you, your family and friends stay safe.