COVID-19 update from Partner and Head of Litigation, Sarah-Kate Jackson

Sarah-Kate Jackson

It’s been over five months now since the Prime Minister announced a period of lockdown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and we have seen many changes in both our professional and personal lives as we adapt to a new sense of normality.

As a business I feel that we have adjusted well to the changes. We have made great technological advances over the past few years which have meant the transition from working in the office to working from home has been seamless. I have been into our Greenwich office a few times and it’s great to catch up with some of my colleagues and clients in person after months apart. It’s amazing how much you take working in an office for granted.

As a department we have been busy, which is pleasing, the level of new enquiries is on the rise. The team have been producing articles for the website:

Residential repossession extensions causing more troubles for landlords

Debt collection in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic – what are the options?

COVID-19 and Insolvency Legal Advice

Unfortunately, as the impact of the pandemic hits, many individuals and business are facing difficult times. We have a dedicated insolvency website that provides advice and guidance should you or your business need it. We have recently launched a Twitter account too – feel free to follow us for all the latest updates here.

On a personal note, working from home has meant more time for running and it’s great to see a number of people across the firm taking part in a 100km challenge during September in the latest charity initiative for BLG Mind. I would like to wish Imelda, Ray and the two Michaels the very best of luck. If you would like to sponsor the team please visit our Just Giving fundraising page.

As a firm we have worked hard to make our offices in Greenwich and Blackheath COVID-secure, with protective screens in place, non-contact digital thermometers, requesting clients wear face masks, arrive for meetings no more than 5 minutes ahead of their scheduled time, use hand sanitiser and adhere to the latest Government guidance regarding social distancing.

If you would like to discuss anything within this update in further detail or should you require any litigation-specific legal advice, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or contact me directly on 020 8305 4236.