News - How we are managing COVID-19

O’Reilly Stevens Lawyers is committed to maintaining a quality legal service to all our valued clients during the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our staff members and clients who do need to attend at our office.

Our criminal and family law services will operate in accordance with the relevant court guidelines which have been issued in response to the situation.  Those guidelines are centred around dealing with urgent matters in certain circumstances.  Most new and existing non-urgent matters will be adjourned for approximately 3 months.  Procedures have been implemented to minimise personal court appearances.  We will continue to offer representation and advice as matters move through the criminal justice process, albeit on a much slower time frame than previously enjoyed.

Our property conveyancing services are still operating and in some cases can be completed electronically on the PEXA platform, thereby eliminating altogether any need for person to person contact in the settlement process.

Our business, commercial and intellectual property services continue without disruption.  In most cases, client meetings can be facilitated by teleconference or video conference.  Similarly with Wills and estate matters, we can take your instructions and prepare documents with minimum need for face to face contact.

We have implemented hygiene practices in accordance with the current government recommendations.  Frequent contact surfaces such as counter tops, conference rooms and door handles are wiped with disinfectant several times during each day and after each meeting.  Antibacterial hand sanitiser is available for use throughout the office.

The well-being of our staff is paramount, with many of our solicitors having the ability to work from home should they become unwell or need to self-isolate.  Our teams have sufficient depth of numbers and experience that operations can continue even if a number of our staff should fall ill and be unable to work at the same time.

If you believe you require a face to face meeting with any of our staff, we ask that you first telephone our office.  We will ascertain whether we can deal with your concern by a means other than a physical attendance upon our office.  Should a physical attendance be unavoidable, we will first ask you to confirm that you have not returned or arrived from overseas in the last 14 days, and that you are not currently experiencing any cold or flu like symptoms.

Be assured that at O’Reilly Stevens Lawyers will continue to offer quality legal advice in this time of uncertainty. 

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