Coronavirus update – a letter from our Principals

To our Valued Clients,

Like you, we’re watching all the coronavirus (COVID-19) developments with increasing concern. Things are changing rapidly and daily, but our priority remains the health and wellbeing of our staff and clients during these uncertain and challenging times. This includes the continuation and resolution of any legal proceedings and matters. 

We have taken all the necessary safety precautions and, for now, our offices will remain open. Here’s everything we’re doing to ensure we can continue to support our valued staff, clients and the community in response to COVID-19:

  • Feeling unwell? If you’re experiencing flu-like symptoms, have travelled or come into contact with someone who travelled to high-risk areas, or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive please stay home and call your GP.
  • Personal hygiene: We’ve stepped up our cleaning processes, and are wiping down all surfaces and doorknobs regularly. We ask our clients and staff to thoroughly wash their hands or use hand sanitiser before and after each visit. We have soap and water and hand sanitiser available in each office.
  • Social distancing: You’re still welcome to book a face-to-face meeting with us. Some of our team is now working from home, with essential staff members permitted to be in the office as per social distancing requirements of 1.5m between individuals.
  • Virtual consultations: If you are in isolation, experiencing flu-like symptoms or feel unsafe to attend our office in person we can still provide advice, consultations, witness interviews and group sessions via telephone and Facetime.
  • Online court: Although courts have closed and all in-person hearings and trials have been suspended, an online court system has been set up to deal with urgent matters. Therefore, we may still be able to attend court appearance and proceedings. We can also attend ‘e-court’ on your behalf if you’d prefer.
  • Financial assistance: If you have lost your job or income as a result of COVID_19 and are concerned that you may no longer be able to pay for your legal fees, speak with our compassionate expert team on what options are available to you.

Need COVID-19 related legal advice?

The continued spread of COVID-19 is also having a serious impact on our economy and our hearts break as we watch many local businesses struggle and jobs being lost as a result.

As experts in business and employment law, we can offer advice and support on a range of workplace legal matters including work, health and safety (WHS), employee leave and entitlements, debt recovery, business loans and lots more.

If you’re a business owner or an employee who is in need of urgent legal advice as a result of COVID-19, we offer a FREE one-hour initial consultation (normally only the first 30 minutes free).

We’ll continue to monitor the situation and let you know if anything changes. In the meantime, feel free to contact us with any concerns or questions regarding your matter on (03) 9741 6000.

We are here and will continue to serve our local communities in Werribee, Hawthorn and Moonee Ponds.

Helen LeBrun & Andrew Sutton

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