COVID-19 UPDATE - Lavan Staff Working From Home

As efforts to reduce the reach of COVID-19 continue, Lavan’s priority is protecting the health of our people, our clients, their families and our community. 

I am therefore writing to let you know, from tomorrow 18 March 2020 to Friday 3 April 2020, our people will be working from home. 

We are monitoring the advice of the Government and health authorities and this date may be revised if the situation improves before or continues beyond this time.  To keep you informed of our progress, we will be sending regular updates in the coming weeks.

We want to reassure you that it is business as usual and Lavan staff are fully contactable via their direct office lines, mobiles and email.  We have well-established technology and IT systems for working remotely which allow us to take these measures without interrupting our client service delivery. 

If you have a meeting scheduled at Lavan, your lawyer will be in touch to make arrangements to conduct the meeting by phone, teleconference or video conferencing facilities such as Skype or WebEx.

If you have a matter scheduled for trial or mediation, unless a decision is made by the Court which impacts your matter, our work and preparation will continue as normal.  If a decision of the Court does impact your matter, your Lavan lawyer will contact you to alert you to those changes.

Lavan’s multidisciplinary team has significant experience in assisting clients to plan for and respond to business disruptions like COVID-19.  We are monitoring current developments and we are readily available to assist you with planning your response to the unprecedented challenges resulting from COVID-19.  If you would like to discuss your organisation’s response, please call any of the Lavan partners.

We are taking this precautionary measure because we believe it is the socially responsible and right response.  We very much value our relationships with you, our clients, and thank you for your ongoing business and support.  If you have questions about Lavan’s availability during this time, please contact me directly or speak with your Lavan lawyer. 

Regards

Dean Hely
Managing Partner

Tel:       08 9288 6772
Email:   dean.hely@lavan.com.au

18 March 2020
COVID-19
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Dean Hely
Managing Partner