Thames Valley law firm Blandy & Blandy has announced plans to partially reopen its offices in Reading and Henley-on-Thames later this month, welcoming clients for face to face meetings where it is in their best interests, while continuing to provide a full range of legal services remotely.
Chairman Brenda Long explained: "Since March, we have continued to offer a full legal advice service to both new and existing clients, with our people working remotely. From Monday July 20, we propose to adjust our approach to engaging with our clients.
"We are, of course, committed to proceeding safely and in line with Government guidance, in the interests of both our clients and our colleagues. For the foreseeable future, our lawyers will continue to work remotely for much of their time, offering telephone or video appointments where they serve our clients’ needs effectively.
"However, from Monday July 20, we will be offering clients pre-arranged face to face appointments with members of our team at our offices in Reading and Henley-on-Thames, where they are required and provide the best means of us working together.
"The wellbeing of our clients, contacts and colleagues is paramount and so we have embarked on a series of measures to ensure that our offices are 'COVID-Secure' and that we have met the Government’s guidelines, including on social distancing. Further information on this will be available via our website in July and details will be provided to any clients or contacts prior to a scheduled appointment at our offices."