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Planning for the new normal after 50 days in lockdown

Published: 6th May 2020
Area: Firm News
Author: Ben Buckton

Marking 50 days since the UK officially went into lockdown (23 March 2020), Shakespeare Martineau is hosting a week-long series of special virtual events that will help businesses plan ahead for the ‘new normal’.

Starting 11 May with its first ‘SHMA® Talks’ podcast, CEO Sarah Walker-Smith will be ‘in conversation with… Baback Yazdani’, Dean of Nottingham Business School, reflecting on how the pandemic has affected businesses, their reactions to the latest government updates and what the future holds for the UK economy.

The firm will also be extending its free helpline hours on Monday 11 May from 9am through to 5pm, as well as hosting a live Q&A session with representatives from its employment, property, corporate, commercial and litigation teams on Friday 15 May – questions can be submitted in advance via twitter or Linkedin using #SHMAlaw.

The week-long programme will also include business critical webinars; helping professionals prepare for what is predicted to be the worst recession since the Great Depression.

Programme of events

Monday 11 May
9am – 5pm: Free legal helpline – extended opening hours – 0800 689 4064
4pm: SHMA® Talks: Sarah Walker-Smith in conversation with… Baback Yazdani

Tuesday 12 May
12.30pm: SHMA® On Demand Webinar: CBILS for SMEs with Lisa Botterill

Wednesday 13 May
12.30pm: SHMA® On Demand Webinar: Preparing for the recession with Michael Mulligan

Thursday 14 May
12.30pm: SHMA® Talks: Make or break: leadership in times of crisis with Ben Buckton and Smita Jamdar.

Friday 15 May
12.30pm: SHMA® On Demand Webinar: Planning for the future – ask the experts –LIVE!

Ben Buckton, chief marketing and people officer said: “There is a general feeling across the business community that we’re at an important milestone in our response to the crisis. Planning for the future and the new normal that will emerge from this unprecedented time is crucial for recovery.

“To support clients and the business community, we launched a dedicated coronavirus resource hub which includes free, up to date information and guidance. From Monday 11 May however, we’ll be renaming the hub as we take a bigger picture and proactive view of the economic crisis.

“During these unprecedented times we all need to rally together and help in any way we can. Our priority is helping people to come out of this crisis stronger and we hope our special series of events will support businesses in their on-going journey and planning for the future.”

Further details of Shakespeare Martineau’s events programme will be available soon – follow Shakespeare Martineau on LinkedIn or @SHMALaw on twitter for the latest updates.

Free legal helpline (0800 689 4064) is currently open 10am-12pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) and free ‘face-to-face’ video consultations can be requested online.

For help with legal matters, contact your Shakespeare Martineau team today or visit our Coronavirus resource hub for the latest information and guidance.

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