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Lawyers and their clients worldwide are responding to the coronavirus outbreak that, since December, has killed more than 67,760 people and infected more than 1.21 million. Law.com’s reporters around the world are covering the virus’ impact on law firm operations, client business, law schools, and lawyer and staffer safety. Here’s a collection of our coverage, which we’re continuously updating.

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Fieldfisher’s London office.

Fieldfisher has told its staff to take 25% of their annual leave between now and the end of June, as the firm readies itself for a spike in annual leave requests in the second half of the year, according to people close to the situation.

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Simon Lock

Simon joined Legal Week in June 2019 after finishing his degree at City, University of London. His areas of focus are legal tech, insurance, and intellectual property. [email protected]

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