On Tuesday 23rd June, Edelman hosted a webinar with international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills on how companies can best mitigate against legal and reputational risks arising from COVID-19.

Panellists included:

  • Iain Dey, Edelman UK
  • Antony Dunkels, Edelman UK
  • Natasha Johnson, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Alan Watts, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Patricia Nacimiento, Herbert Smith Freehills

Lockdown may be easing, but nobody really knows how the economy will react. Will people really rush back to the pub?

Will they really run down savings to spend the economy back to rude health? There will inevitably be more insolvencies, as there are in any recession.

But this time around, everything has to be viewed through the prism of the ongoing healthcare crisis.

What reputational payback will there be for using government support schemes?

Now that track and trace technology is coming into effect, do companies need to worry about being sued for infecting someone with COVID-19?

These are just some of the issues that were covered; click here to access the webinar.