Update – 2nd June 2020

Covid 19 – Update

Despite the easing of some of the lock down restrictions we have decided to keep our offices closed for the time being and we will continue to work remotely. We will be responding to telephone calls and emails as usual but please bear with us if your telephone call is unanswered or put to voice mail or if there is a delay to replying to emails.

We would request that our clients continue to send enquiries and case related correspondence and documents by email wherever possible to avoid the delay that will be associated with us collecting and dealing with posted items. Please continue to use the office@nullcollierknightwatts.com email address.

We are continuing to dispatch desktop reports according to the agreed timetable wherever possible. Cases where an inspection is required are currently on hold pending a review as and when further easing of the lock down restrictions, and especially the social distancing guidelines are announced.

If you require an update on progress in any matter please contact Ms Tina Beck on the office number or by email at tina@nullcollierknightwatts.com.

Stephen Watts Update

We are delighted to report that Stephen has made a great recovery from his cycling accident and he is now back at work and is dealing with reports in accordance with his reporting schedule. We previously advised there would be some disruption to the production of a small number of reports whilst Mr Watts was in hospital and whilst convalescing at home. However, all the solicitors who were affected were kept fully informed. If you have not been contacted by us that is because the reporting timescale for your report has not been affected.

We would also like to confirm that contrary to anything you may have heard or been told by others, Mr Watts is still accepting instructions in cases covering the whole range of engineering matters. We understand that whilst Mr Watts was off work some cases may have been transferred to other engineers simply due to pressure of court timetables. However, we can advise that all the cases where we have confirmed instructions for a report to be prepared at a date in the future are still on Mr Watts schedule. The production of those reports will not be affected. We would be pleased if this information could be conveyed to your colleagues and to fellow fee earners.

If you would like an update on any matter in which Mr Watts has been instructed please contact Ms Beck on the office number or by email.

This information was last updated on 2nd June 2020 at 09.25 am