In March, as Donald Trump began closing America’s borders to travellers from Europe to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Natasha Harrison decided that she needed to get her husband and two children onto a plane, pronto.
“I’m running a US firm and I was like, ‘I’d better get out there’,” says Harrison, London-based joint managing partner of the aggressive New York legal practice Boies Schiller Flexner. “That weekend I closed our 14 offices and on the Monday morning I got on a 10am plane with the family to Miami, where we have an office. Miami got locked down. We got thrown out of the hotel after 10 days. We went to another hotel in Fort Lauderdale, got thrown out of there and eventually found