Updated 15 March 2020
Over the past few weeks, Gilbert + Tobin has taken considered actions as precautions to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of our people, clients and visitors. This has included suspending travel and requiring a self-isolation period for staff returning from international travel. With the escalation in the crisis in Australia, we have made the decision from 16 March 2020 to encourage all staff to work remotely, except where they need to attend our offices for business critical reasons.
Our offices are available for business critical, in-person meetings, but we are encouraging virtual meetings as the preferred method.
This is a pre-emptive action to protect our people and our clients. It is also informed by the benefits to the broader community of reducing contacts between people.
We have fortunately not yet become aware of any staff member or their close contacts contracting COVID-19.
We are committed to providing an excellent level of service to our clients during this phase. Our business continuity program has planned for this level of remote working. Our lawyers and partners are available to talk to our clients at any time.