Updated 28 April
From 16 March 2020, Gilbert + Tobin’s offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth have moved to full remote working. We have maintained a small number of staff in each office to deal with business critical processes requiring a physical presence. These staff have worked at significant distance from each other and taken additional precautions to protect themselves and others. Our offices have been closed to visitors.
Other staff that have business critical reasons to access offices have been able to do so after providing notice and with precautions to maintain distance.
In accordance with Australian Federal and State regulations, we have cancelled all travel, in-person meetings and events.
Our business continuity plans have been put into practice and we have continued to service the needs of clients remotely. Our partners and lawyers have continued to be available to our clients.
As speculation continues about the lifting of restrictions on movement and gatherings in Australia, we are planning for the possibility of more of our staff being able to return to working in our offices in the coming weeks and months. Our planning will include precautions to reduce the risk to our staff and visitors, including reduced density and social distancing measures. We anticipate that remote working will continue to be an important part of our delivery of services for some time. Our firm is well equipped for that.