COVID-19 resource hub

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. 

COVID-19 legal issues helpline

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:

  • discuss your specific requirements
  • help you identify related issues and any documentation that may be required
  • connect you with a CGW lawyer with the appropriate specialist expertise to support your specific needs.

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 lawyers@cgw.com.au or speak with your usual Cooper Grace Ward contact.

Upcoming webinars

SMSFs and COVID-19 issues and measures – what does it all really mean?

April 08, 2020

SMSFs are facing many challenges as a result of COVID-19. The Government and the ATO have made a number of announcements to help.

COVID-19 – How the ATO is helping, cash flow boosts and the JobKeeper payment

April 22, 2020

The ATO has introduced different measures to assist taxpayers affected by coronavirus.

Watching out for tax traps – residency and source issues in the age of COVID-19

April 29, 2020

It is important to check that changes to how people work and travel do not create unwanted tax issues.

Latest updates

On 30 March 2020, the Federal government announced a support package for employers and employees through the ‘JobKeeper’ payment scheme, aimed at keeping people employed during the COVID-19 pandemic and the following economic downturn.

Coronavirus is having huge impacts on the global and Australian economies. This article provides some practical guidance for businesses in the era of COVID-19.

Between ‘social distancing’ and the Government’s ban on non-essential gatherings, public companies are finding it increasingly difficult to comply with AGM requirements. 

Resources

Our resources on a wide range of topics are designed to support businesses and individuals navigate the rapidly evolving COVID-19 scenario. 

Employment, workplace relations and safety

Who are 'Essential Travellers for COVID-19 border restrictions

Coronavirus – what are my obligations as an employer?

What are the workers’ compensation implications of the coronavirus?

Corporate and commercial

Property and leasing

Update for commercial landlords

SMSF landlords: can you agree to COVID-19 rent relief

Litigation, dispute resolution and insolvency

Government passes temporary relief from insolvent trading, statutory demands and bankruptcy notices

Can I terminate a business contract due to coronavirus?

Statutory demand alert: office shutdowns during coronavirus and checking your mail

Tax and superannuation

Superannuation support measures – combating COVID-19

COVID-19 – how does the cash flow boost for employers work?

COVID-19 - how the ATO has offered to help

Parenting orders and a pandemic

Should I put my property settlement on hold during the pandemic?

Cooper Grace Ward COVID-19 response​

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.

Other links and resources

Australian government resources

The Australian government has announced a series of measures to support businesses dealing with COVID-19. 

 

Australian government COVID-19 response

https://www.australia.gov.au/

 

Coronavirus information for business

https://business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business