Coronavirus Lockdown: Practical Tips for Professional Services Firms

As we approach a full year of living through a pandemic, the challenges of remote working to cash flow pressures remain for many businesses. Although we have learnt a lot about the way we work over the last year,  there are still struggles for the professional services firms as they navigate staying afloat in the face of the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Giles Dunning, Partner and Head of Corporate for leading South West law firm Stephens Scown LLP, outlines some ideas to help your firm through the next few weeks and months.

Establish new ways of working

For many firms, agile and remote working will never have been tested on such a big scale. The technical side needs to be addressed, but you must not forget about the personal side too. You will find the routines that work best for your firm’s culture and people, but staying in touch regularly – either by telephone or video call – will be really important.

This is a challenging time for everyone, so bear in mind that your people will have their own worries and anxieties too. Some may be living alone and could be feeling very isolated. Others may have young children at home and will be worrying about trying to work while supporting their children with schooling.

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Giles Dunning

Giles Dunning

Stephens Scown
Giles Dunning is a partner and head of corporate for Stephens Scown LLP. To contact Giles please call 01392 210700, email or visit