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COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease). Our position.

24.03.2020

We’re monitoring the situation daily for the safety of our people.

As at 24 March 2020 

MinterEllison is monitoring the situation daily as the safety and wellbeing of our people is our priority. The COVID-19 measures we have implemented are guided by advice from our medical experts and are consistent with the advice from Australian Government Department of Health, State Health Authorities and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Risk management

We have established a risk management team solely focused on monitoring and dealing with COVID-19. They have put in place a wide range of precautionary measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people. Our COVID-19 response is part of our overall Business Continuity Plan which is regularly reviewed by our Board.

Our COVID-19 approach is to manage the situation in a balanced, calm and measured way, acting swiftly and communicating clearly.

Business continuity

Our Risk and Issues Management Group (RIMG) is continually reviewing and monitoring the situation and providing direction and communications on the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Our Business Continuity Management Plan and dedicated Business Continuity Teams in each office are charged to maintain business operations in the event of a disruption to business.

Our Business Continuity Plan is reviewed by the Board on a quarterly basis.

Containment measures

All staff are working remotely save for a small number of business critical people who have access to our office.

All meetings planned with clients are being conducted by telephone or video conference.

All events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.

All legal forums, workshops and seminars have either been cancelled or postponed. The insights will be made available and delivered by digital media. Some insights can already be accessed at: COVID-19 Implications. Insights. Impact.

Client management and legal updates

It is business as usual. Partners continue to be accessible and will contact you on your current legal matters. There is no change to reliability and timeliness of service.

Cross functional legal teams have been established to provide a greater depth of and access to advice on the impacts of COVID-19 and ways of mitigating risks.

Legal updates on the impact of COVID-19, actions business should take, and opportunities to plan for the future are found on our website at: COVID-19 Implications. Insights. Impact.

Staff support

Employee assistance is available to all staff feeling anxious at this time.

Good eating habits and exercise is being encouraged.

Communications

Workplace communication channels have been activated to ensure open and continuous communications with our staff and clients.

Clients and suppliers have been communicated our position.

Annette Kimmitt
CEO and Managing Partner

If you have any questions on our COVID-19 position or need further information, please contact us.

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