In addition to the severe impact on public health, COVID-19 is causing significant economic and social disruption. Both our commercial and public interest clients are being uniquely tested in their day-to-day operations, and necessarily making quick judgement calls in response to evolving challenges.
The next 12 months will be about focusing on methodical and measured decision-making, with a close eye on risks emerging from the state of uncertainty.
While the threat of litigation may seem like a low priority in the current environment, the potential for class actions relating to disclosure obligations, directors’ duties and insolvent trading is greater than ever. It is important to remain vigilant now to reduce the risk of these claims in the future.
Jessica Thrower is a Senior Associate in the firm's dispute resolution & litigation team,
representing public and private companies and high net wealth individuals.