Planning for the new normal after 50 days in lockdown
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
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
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.”
For help with legal matters, contact your Shakespeare Martineau team today or visit our Coronavirus resource hub for the latest information and guidance.