I have an edm I am building for a client which has nested tables to create a 2 column layout on desktop (converts to single column for mobile) with a small gap bewteen the columns. LHS column is aligned left and contains an image, RHS column is aligned right and contains text content.

It renders perfectly in every client except for Lotus Notes 8 which removes this gap and pushing the two tables together. Lotus 8.5 also renders the email perfectly.

Is there a way to get Lotus Notes 8 to behave and keep the gap between the two tables

Ta heaps in advance