Covid-19

Coronavirus fears hit law firms, courts; plans for containment

Law firms around the world are considering how best to help contain the spread of coronavirus among staff and clients. Some legal offices have closed their corporate premises, requiring their staff to work from home. And in some countries even the courts have been affected or are making plans for possible shut-down.

When an epidemic like coronavirus hits the world, judges, courts and law firms are not exempt from infection. Or from taking steps to contain its spread among staffers.

Last week major London law firm Baker McKenzie became the first UK BigLaw outfit to require its staff to work from home as a precaution to prevent possible spread of the virus.

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