This resource hub brings together a range of information on key legal issues to help our clients navigate the challenging environment arising from COVID-19.
We will continue to update this hub as more information becomes available.
Our top priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our team members and our clients.
Cooper Grace Ward has had business continuity plans in place for many years and our systems allow us to continue to provide a full-service capability, regardless of work location.
To assist clients with the rapidly changing business environment brought about by the coronavirus, we have launched a COVID-19 helpline.
The helpline provides you with a central point of contact for COVID-19 legal enquiries. Your call will be answered by one of our experienced team members who will:
Initial calls to the helpline are free of charge. We will then provide a fee estimate for any legal advice you require, and we will only commence work at your request.
To access the helpline, please call 07 3231 2900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with your usual Cooper Grace Ward contact.
It is essential that employers comply with the legal obligations owed to employees. Failure to do so can result in significant penalties for employers and individual decision makers. In the context of COVID-19, keeping up to date with changes affecting the legal obligations of employers and employees is even more difficult.
Queensland has lifted restrictions on attending the office, encouraging workers to speak with their employer about a safe return to work.
Who does the Queensland Code apply to? What obligations do landlords have? What if there is a dispute? We answer these important questions here.
Changes were made to the Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response-Wills and Enduring Documents) Amendment Regulation 2020 (Qld) last week to extend the operation of that regulation to the signing of deeds.
Our resources on a wide range of topics are designed to support businesses and individuals navigate the rapidly evolving COVID-19 scenario.
Since the start of the year, Cooper Grace Ward has been following the COVID-19 situation closely and monitoring government and health authority updates to minimise transmission risks, particularly in relation to business travel, client meetings and conferences.
For many years, Cooper Grace Ward has had a business continuity plan and disaster recovery program (BCP/DRP) in place to protect our clients, the firm and our team members in the event of a significant disruption to our daily operations.
The Australian government has announced a series of measures to support businesses dealing with COVID-19.
Australian government COVID-19 response
Coronavirus information for business
The state and territory governments have published information about the financial assistance available to businesses, as well as community and health information on COVID-19.
Queensland Industry Recovery Package
Queensland COVID-19 health emergency
Queensland COVID-19 health alerts
New South Wales
Association of Corporate Counsel
World Health Organisation COVID-19