It looks as if Theresa May has adopted the "just in time" approach to political crisis management over Brexit. The timing, for example, of last week's technical advice by the government to business about the implications of a no-deal Brexit chimed perfectly with this week's EU summit in Salzburg. Was it a wake-up call to business leaders, or a signal that Mrs May regards no deal as a serious possibility?

David Webster appears in The Times saying that "our experience is that most SME clients are not taking action at the moment, they simply do not have the resources to consider and analyse all the possibilities of what might happen at 11pm on March 29, 2019".

No-deal Brexit advice 'useless' is available to read in The Times website via subscription.

David is a partner in the corporate and commercial team and advises clients across a range of sectors, including real estate, financial services, professional services and family businesses.