Our approach – COVID-19

COVID-19 – Resilience and Readiness

With the rapidly changing situation in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic I would like to share with you the ongoing steps that Forsters is taking to ensure complete continuity of service to our clients. At the heart of our COVID-19 activity is a core Business Continuity Leadership Team that I am part of. The team also includes our Management Group and key Business Service Heads. Our purpose is to implement our business continuity plan and to ensure the firm continues to operate as normal.

Page updated: 25 March 2020

We have been monitoring the situation carefully since the end of January and have been introducing appropriate measures over the last few weeks. Our firm continues to follow the guidance provided by the UK Government and Forsters is now operating on a completely agile basis. This means that all partners and staff are working from home, the only exception being that a very small number of colleagues will visit our office from time to time in order to undertake business critical work that cannot be performed from home.

All our teams have a clear plan for continuing to provide a high-quality and seamless service to our domestic and international clients. The steps we have already taken to prepare for this situation can be adapted as appropriate as the situation develops.

It is business as usual at Forsters and we would be delighted to hear from you if we can assist you in any way. Everyone at Forsters can be contacted via phone or email as usual and until our offices open again we can arrange either telephone or online meetings with you. We are also publishing regular content to our social media channels to help and support clients affected by COVID-19, and very shortly we will be launching a dedicated hub. In the meantime, articles and blogs can be viewed here.

I will continue to issue updates via this webpage and across our social media channels. In the meantime, if you would like to talk to us, whether about our plans relating to COVID-19 or about anything else, please feel free to contact me or your usual Forsters partner contact.

These are uncertain times for all of us and our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the outbreak. As a firm our priority is the health and wellbeing of our partners and staff and of everybody we work with – our clients, our contacts and our suppliers.

With best wishes

Emily Exton
Managing Partner

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