Dear Chinese Colleagues and Friends，
We hope that you all had a warm family reunion over the Chinese New Year. We have watched with increasing concern and sadness the development and spread of the devastating coronavirus within Hubei Province, and now throughout China, along with the associated emergency measures.
No doubt this is a very worrying time for you and your families, colleagues and friends as well as being very disruptive for your businesses. We certainly understand that there might be some delay in your dealings with us, as your businesses slowly return to normal. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist. We do hope that you and your families, colleagues and friends have not been directly touched by this terrible disease.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with all of you in China and throughout the world affected by these recent troubles, with hopes for a swift end to the spread of the virus and an effective treatment in the near future. We also firmly expect that, as ever, the Chinese people will surely overcome these difficulties and get through this challenging situation.
With kind regards and best wishes for the rest of 2020.
From all Principals and staff at Shelston IP/Lawyers