A CONWY law firm has seen a massive rise in demands for advice as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Lawyers at Lanyon Bowdler say businesses have asked for advice as they wrestle with the current unprecedented uncertainty.

Edward Nutting, head of the firm’s Conwy office, said his team has been inundated with calls from worried business owners and individuals about a range of issues, from dealing with staff sickness pay to emergency will writing, and advising on the effect on house buying and selling.

He said: “Running a business is stressful at the best of times, but people are being stretched to breaking point at the moment.

“We have spoken to a wide range of people, helping with issues like their legal responsibilities regarding statutory sickness pay, as well as advising them how to access the various government support schemes on offer.

“We have a special page on our website at www.lblaw.co.uk with a huge array of information about how businesses can deal with the coronavirus outbreak."

He added: “We are open for business as usual, although we would advise people to call or email rather than visiting the office themselves.”