19 April 2020 – Update from Moray & Agnew – Our Response to COVID-19

Media Release

To all clients and friends of our firm,

Moray & Agnew is committed to the health and wellbeing of our employees, clients and our communities. We want to reassure you that we remain open for business and will continue working to our usual high standards while adapting to this unusual time.

As the COVID-19 situation is evolving, we are continually monitoring and responding in line with Australian Government COVID-19 advice and guidelines. To reduce any potential disruption to our legal service delivery, and to minimise the risk of infection for our employees, we have implemented the following additional safeguards:

  • Remote working and accessibility of our team. While we currently have no planned office closures, our technology supports the ability for all our legal and support staff to work remotely. Staff can access files and emails on our network and are available through the normal communication channels of email, phone and video conferencing.
  • Meetings and events. Only essential meetings are being held in person, with the majority now by phone and video. We ask that clients and suppliers not visit our office if they have recently returned from overseas, been in contact with someone who has contracted the virus or show symptoms of the virus. All our ‘in person’ events and seminars have been postponed or changed to webinar format.
  • Travel. We have restricted business travel and are encouraging phone and video conferencing. Our employees’ personal domestic and international travel is being monitored by the firm and self-isolation is being implemented as necessary.
  • Employee support. We are issuing daily updates to all our staff. These include emotional and mental wellbeing support from our employee assistance provider. We are actively promoting increased workstation and personal hygiene and social distancing in our office environment.

Nationally, we are confident of our ability to continue to deliver exceptional legal services and meeting your expectations.

We will update you with any changes to our preparations but if you have any questions at any time please get in touch with any of us or your regular contact at
Moray & Agnew.

Regards

Geoff Connellan
National Managing Partner


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