First published in Around Saddleworth
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O’DONNELL Solicitors & The Big Return to Work
Anyone who has ventured out into our local towns and villages over the past few days will have seen the doors of many local businesses open once again.
After months of being unable to welcome customers, or having to operate on a very limited basis, it is great to see the streets buzzing with people again; out in support of our thriving business
community. Hopefully, this will be the start of the road to recovery for small independent businesses, that rely so heavily on footfall, after the impact of Covid-19.
Having had all of their staff working from home from mid-March, O’Donnell Solicitors in Grasscroft business has also needed to adapt. Luckily, they were already well set up for staff to be able to work remotely, with technology playing a big part in their day-to-day workload. Although their team adapted brilliantly to working remotely, face to face meetings cannot always be fully replicated online via video call. Some of their clients also expressed a preference for coming into the office, and along with the return to work for much of our local economy, O’Donnell Solicitors too have decided to open their doors to clients again.
Being in a position to safely be able to welcome their clients back for meetings is something they have put a great deal of thought and planning into. At their office at Appleby’s Business Centre in
Grasscroft, they have made a number of adaptations to make their office ‘COVID-secure’, including the installation of Perspex screens on the reception desk and in the boardroom. They have masks and hand sanitisers available for clients to use and in order to allow for social distancing. They have also measured out floor stickers in the entrance and client meeting rooms.
To ensure the safety of all visiting clients, the meeting rooms are cleaned down thoroughly after each appointment. For the time being, they are operating on a pre-booked appointment basis
only, so are asking clients to call or email ahead to arrange to see one of their solicitors. Throughout this pandemic, they have put the safety of their staff and clients at the forefront and will continue to do so as they begin to welcome clients back into the office for appointments. Of course, they recognise that not all clients will wish to come into the offices, and as such, they will
continue to offer video meetings where clients prefer this.
They are looking forward to seeing clients – either remotely or in-person – very soon.
Please get in touch to speak to one of their solicitors or arrange an appointment.
The straight-talking law firm
01457 761 320
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