Updated as of 14 September 2020
The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to present unprecedented challenges for us all.
At Powell Gilbert, we have taken – and will continue to take – all possible measures to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our primary concern is to safeguard the health and welfare of our colleagues and clients, and everyone with whom we engage.
At the same time, we are fully committed to ensuring continuity of service and the same high level of support that our clients expect.
The following is a summary of the current situation and our response.
All members of our team are able to work remotely. Our investments in IT systems and technology, to ensure robustness and flexibility, have resulted in systems and processes which are demonstrating excellent resilience. To the extent possible, it is largely ‘business as usual’ on a day-to-day basis.
While our office is open, in order to implement Government guidance on safe distancing, the number of people in the office on any given day is much reduced. Should there be a specific client need to do so, the office will be appropriately staffed for visitors (for example, to support attendance at hearings whilst the Courts remain open). These situations will be determined on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with clients. All visitors will have their temperature checked upon arrival, and must observe the safe distancing and hygiene measures we have put in place.
At this time, we have cancelled non-essential domestic and international travel until further notice, shifting to virtual channels for meetings and hearings wherever possible.
Staying in touch
You should feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns about the above, or more generally regarding specific matters. You can do so either via your usual Powell Gilbert contact, through our main switchboard (020 3040 8000) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any necessary deliveries to our office, these must be arranged in advance by calling 020 3040 8000.
On behalf of all of us at Powell Gilbert, we wish you good health and resilience during this unprecedented situation. Our thoughts are with those who are directly and indirectly affected by COVID-19 and with the health workers across the world who are on the frontlines of this battle.