Skip navigation

Gloucestershire Business News

Preparing for the worst, hoping for the best - Alex Lyttle of Tayntons Solicitors

By Alex Lyttle, associate partner at Tayntons Solicitors  

The Prime Minister has declared this the "worst health crisis in a generation" - big words, lots of hype, but what effect will this have for the business community in Gloucestershire, asks Alex Lyttle of Tayntons.

Worst case scenario is best explained by the now historic TV show Dad's Army.

"Don't panic, don't panic" is the cry.

Another thought is "we are all doomed".

But in reality, what practically can be done?

In short, we must be prepared.

As much as we all want to carry on as normal it is likely we will need to change the way we work and the way your business operates might have to evolve to allow for the current pandemic.

To do this we advise to be as flexible as possible.

How are we preparing our business?

At Tayntons, we have updated our policies and procedures and have put a contingency plan in place, should the worst happen.

For many years Tayntons staff have been able to work from home and access phone calls and emails remotely.

In addition to this we are ensuring that, even if the worst happens and we have a limited service available, the fee earner instructed should be able to deal with your matter even if they are not available immediately.

If they are unable to help as a result of being unwell, Tayntons has procedures in place to ensure someone can deal with your matter at the earliest opportunity.

What procedures are in place to help you and your business?

Tayntons has a variety of ways already in place to help you and your business such as; accessing our website for online conveyancing quotes or payments, scanning of documentation straight onto our case management system, using an offsite call centre to divert calls should staff not be available immediately and being able to access our banking system remotely and securely to authorise and monitor payments.

We have invested heavily in our infrastructure over recent years and are confident of its ability to deal with any constraints caused by this worldwide phenomenon.

We are also aware that we are much better placed than other competitors in the locality.

At Tayntons we are confident we can not only see our way through the current crisis, but we can actively still help your business to reach its full potential, irrespective of any steps taken to combat the virus by government or authorities.

However, in the meantime please be reassured that Tayntons are doing all we can to ensure no matter what instructions we receive it will be business as normal.

If you have any questions on the above or how we can work more closely, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 01452 222340 or email us at info@tayntons.co.uk.

Alex Lyttle is an associate partner at Tayntons Solicitors.

Related Articles

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing Jan 22 Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing Jan 22

Another week of big news at home and abroad provided plenty for Punchline-Gloucester.com's Friday Business Briefing panel to discuss.

Reflecting on 2020: Here's to 2021 - Felicity Sang of Hazlewoods Image

Reflecting on 2020: Here's to 2021 - Felicity Sang of Hazlewoods

2020 was a challenge for everyone, but the roll out of the vaccine in recent weeks has brought some welcome light at the start of a new year.

Advice and support for firms struggling with post-Brexit trade - Catherine Stephens of Business West Image

Advice and support for firms struggling with post-Brexit trade - Catherine Stephens of Business West

With the UK now outside of the European Union, there are new rules and regulations businesses must adhere to when trading with the EU.

Five ways to start a successful business - Hayley Parker of OPS-BOX Image

Five ways to start a successful business - Hayley Parker of OPS-BOX

Right in the midst of a global pandemic - some might say not the best time to start a business - but for many agile entrepreneurs this could be the perfect time.

Copyright 2021 Moose Partnership Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any content is strictly forbidden without prior permission.