Response to COVID-19

Updated as of 18 March 2020

The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is clearly presenting some 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 pandemic. We recognise the potential effects of COVID-19 and 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.

In line with Government guidance, we have activated remote working for all members of our team. 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.

As of Monday, 16 March, our team are working remotely. However, should there be a specific client need to do so, the office will be appropriately staffed (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.

At this time, we have cancelled all 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

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.