Katten launches dedicated ‘helpline’ for ASAP members

Following the extremely helpful and informative webinar hosted by Peter Sugden and Chris Hitchins from Katten as part of the ASAP member and partner support initiative we are pleased to confirm that Katten have set up a dedicated ‘helpline’ exclusively available to ASAP members, for the provision of headline summary legal guidance for no-fee, in response to key issues that COVID-19 is causing your business.

If you would like to make use of this unique and dedicated service and discuss your key concerns on a one-to-one basis, Katten’s lawyers would be delighted to assist. Your concerns could be anything from lease issues, employment arrangements, commercial and operational complications, through to financing concerns with your lenders/mortgagees, general corporate structural considerations, or guidance to those of you threatened by, or in the midst of, litigation or other forms of commercial dispute, each as initiated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Katten are running their COVID-19 ASAP ‘helpline’ initially until the end of July 2020.

To take advantage of this service please, in the first instance, send Diane Scott an email (diane.scott@katten.co.uk) entitled ‘Katten ASAP Helpline issue’, and either provide the basic details of your organisation’s concern in the body copy of the email, or alternatively, if you prefer (and certainly where the issue involves information confidential to you and/or your business) send Diane a contact number she can call you back on.

Once your issue has been registered with Diane, and you have confirmed via email the terms under which Katten will provide guidance, Diane will arrange for an appropriate Katten lawyer to call you to discuss your organisation’s concern. Please do not email confidential or sensitive information (or data capable of identifying a third party) to Katten until you have been asked to do so by Diane or one of her colleagues.

Each call with a Katten lawyer will be limited to a reasonable amount of time (no more than 30 minutes), during which Katten will discuss the issues with you and suggest how they may be addressed.

Please note that they will not be able to assume liability for any suggestion made unless they are formally engaged. If your issue is more involved, and requires a greater depth of work, analysis and formal response, Katten would have to be formally engaged before being able to provide formal advice that can be relied upon. To this extent please be informed that you sending information, and Katten receiving it, is not intended to and does not create a lawyer-client relationship.