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.
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.
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.
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