Coronavirus Update from Ashtons Legal

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Like all responsible businesses, Ashtons is currently focusing on ensuring we protect our clients, our contacts and our staff over the coming weeks and months.  At the same time, we are seeking to ensure that we can continue to provide the full range of services that our clients need.  What does this mean in practical terms?


Within our business we are communicating via Microsoft Teams. Many other businesses may choose to communicate with us in a similar way while individual clients may find FaceTime or WhatsApp easier platforms. Where a face-to-face meeting is required, for example, to sign documents, then these will take place following all the Government guidelines relating to distance and hygiene and should be pre-booked in advance.

Office Closures

In line with the new government guidance, our offices are now closed due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. We are offering a remotely operated full legal service. Our reception staff will continue to answer calls and help with enquiries if they can.


We are aware that for many businesses there are a number of unknowns at the moment. Our lawyers have written some articles relating to how employers should deal with COVID-19 from an employment law perspective, whether the outbreak will affect court cases, and the issue of force majeure.

We will continue to share information pertinent to the business community so keep abreast of legal developments at

If you need any further advice on legal issues relation to the impact of Coronavirus on your business, or on you as an individual, please do get in touch through this website or by calling 0330 404 0737.

In the meantime, very best wishes to you, your staff and your families as we all adapt to doing things differently in response to the current circumstances.

This information is correct at 10.00am on 24 March 2020.

How can we help?

If you have an enquiry or you would like to find out more about our services, why not contact us?