Covid-19

COVID-19 presents many challenges for Australian businesses. In these uncertain times, good advice is important.

At Williams + Hughes we stand ready to help. We are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing an excel­lent lev­el of ser­vice to you dur­ing the Covid-19 emergency period.

Our office arrangements

Our Perth and Geraldton offices are open for business. Some of our staff are working remotely, and the remainder are working in our offices as usual.

All of our office IT systems can be accessed remotely and securely by our staff to the same extent as when we are in the office. 

Throughout the duration of Covid-19 restrictions we will continue to provide advice, documents and legal assistance as needed. We have the technology and processes to assist you in person or remotely as required. 

We prefer telephone and videoconference meetings for the moment, but will work with our clients for face to face meetings if needed. We can organise Skype, Zoom, Blue Jeans, Microsoft Teams, Webex or other online meetings as needed, with as many parties involved as our clients require.

We are complying with the Department of Health's recommended measures to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission. These guidelines are being regularly updated as the circumstances evolve, and include practising good hygiene and social distancing.

Of course, anyone required to socially isolate - including those diagnosed with COVID-19, awaiting test results for COVID-19, who have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or who have arrived in Australia after midnight on 15 March 2020 - will not be able to attend our office.

Our offices are cleaned daily, and we have implemented increased cleaning in line with Government advice.

Resources

At our Insights page are various articles we have written about the legal issues associated with Covid-19 which may assist you. We hope you find these resources useful.

Williams + Hughes is a member of Meritas- a global alliance of 191 law firms with over 7,500 lawyers in 97 countries. Meritas firms work together to provide clients with a local legal partner with deep international resources. Meritas has provided a website with a range of Covid-19 resources and analysis from Meritas member firms across the globe. Regional updates from the USA, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Latin America, Canada and Asia are available. Please visit the Meritas Covid-19 website here.

Please contact us for specific advice if you need help navigating the challenging months ahead. Our online contact form is here.

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