We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritise the wellbeing of our people, clients and communities as we navigate the unprecedented situation of COVID-19. We are closely following the situation as it continues to unfold and have been doing everything we can to contain the spread of the virus. Detailed below are the actions we are taking as a firm:
Full remote working environment
All of our people are now working remotely. We are confident that we are well set up to continue full remote working for as long as is needed to provide exceptional service for our clients.
Please feel free to reach out to your usual contact if you have any questions or if we can provide further assistance.
We are closely following the Government's announcements and ensuring that our people follow self-isolation requirements.
Clients have the option to participate in meetings via audio or video conference.
We have postponed all events and other gatherings and will be conducting these via video conference where possible.
We have asked our people to stop all non-essential domestic travel.
We are continuing to inform our people about the precautions they need to take, including reinforcing the need for personal hygiene and hand washing.
We know it is a challenging time for many, so from all of us here we send our thoughts to you, your teams and family. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with your usual contact and let us know if we can be of further assistance to you.
For more information on the legal implications of COVID-19, please find our relevant publications here.
Russell McVeagh is also providing pro bono legal advice to Home Guard NZ, a newly established non-profit group that seeks to collect, assist, and match health care staff to areas of need as the COVID-19 situation evolves. Read more about this initiative here.