Our approach to COVID-19

 

Media Release | 15 May 2020

As at 5 August 2020  

We take the health and wellbeing of our people, clients and the broader community seriously.

With the outbreak of COVID-19, we have implemented safeguards that meet Australian Government COVID-19 guidelines and have taken additional steps to minimise the risk of infection and the impact.

Our response team is meeting regularly to discuss any updates or changes as they occur and we will modify our approach as required.

Business continuity – supporting you

Hall & Wilcox is here to support you and your business through this uncertainty. We are fully resourced to support clients. We are monitoring this situation daily and will keep clients informed if there are any changes to capacity within our teams.

Our technology supports our people to be able to work wherever they need to be based. In all of our offices nationally, our people have been working remotely since mid-March. Our significant investment in technology and collaborative working has meant we have been able to service our clients and run our business seamlessly. We have learned a lot about our clients and each other during this period.

It is great to see our people starting to safely return to the office in some cities, and we look forward to welcoming our clients back to those offices.

In compliance with the Victorian Government Stage 4 restrictions, our Melbourne office will close from Thursday 6 August for six weeks.

All of our people will continue to be as accessible as they have been over the past five months. Our national presence and collaborative way of working enables us to bring our clients the best possible expertise and experience, regardless of location. We continue to adhere to our strict cybersecurity protocols, whether working in the office or remotely.

We are here to support you and your business through these uncertain times – both to help you manage through the challenges and to take advantage of any opportunities. We are here for you and in your corner.

Our legal teams are also ensuring they are updating clients regularly on the legal impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Containment

Clients and suppliers have been asked to not visit our office in the following circumstances:

  • if they are unwell; or
  • if they have been in close contact with a person who is suspected or confirmed as having COVID-19.

Hall & Wilcox has access to advanced Zoom conferencing technology which has ensured meetings can proceed from any location globally.

We have made the decision to move all ‘in person’ events to webinar-based events and cancelling all other ‘in person’ events that cannot be run as a webinar.

Contact

Tony Macvean

As Managing Partner of Hall & Wilcox for over 15 years, Tony has led the firm through substantial growth.

Sumith Perera

Sumith is the Chief Operating Officer and the national Head of Corporate Services at Hall & Wilcox.

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