Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

We are here for you 

The coronavirus pandemic is having an enormous impact on communities, businesses and individuals all around the world. We understand this is an uncertain time for many and we are here to assist you throughout this health crisis and beyond. 

As authorities implement strategies to contain COVID-19, we’ve looked at what these changes mean for you and below are some insightful legal updates and articles. 

Our offices remain open and ready to assist you with your legal needs.  We are also available by phone and video conferencing.  If you are feeling unwell or have recently traveled we ask that instead of coming into the office you use the contact number below.

We are here to support you, if you need any assistance please contact us on (02) 4626 5077.

Please submit any other questions you may have here

Marsdens Law Group COVID-19 Video Updates

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POSTED: 22 May 2020
Jim Marsden OAM highlights the events of the previous week, including the COVID crisis and the impacts it has had so far...
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POSTED: 15 May 2020
Jim Marsden OAM discusses the easing of restrictions coming into effect this weekend. Remember to keep practicing social...
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POSTED: 08 May 2020
Jim Marsden OAM discusses the easing of restrictions effective when the State Government announces. Well done to everyon...
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POSTED: 01 May 2020
Jim Marsden OAM highlights that we are heading into our sixth week of lockdown and restrictions are slowly starting to e...
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POSTED: 24 Apr 2020
Jim Marsden OAM touching base after four weeks of business changes and social distancing. Marsdens Law Group is open for...
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POSTED: 17 Apr 2020
Jim Marsden OAM discusses how business in the Macarthur region and Marsdens Law Group have been impacted by COVID-19. Th...
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COVID-19 Articles

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POSTED: 22 May 2020
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian joined in on Wednesday’s Regional NSW Taskforce meeting to discuss relevant issues and pr...
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POSTED: 19 May 2020
As social distancing rules begin to ease, many workplaces are transitioning back to working in the office. Businesses ar...
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POSTED: 18 May 2020
The recent environment brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a number of difficulties in relation to the exe...
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POSTED: 15 May 2020
Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still very serious, the Government has begun to ease restrictions as the number of cas...
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POSTED: 14 May 2020
If you sadly lost your home in the horrific bushfires recently, please read this article, it may help you. In the wake o...
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POSTED: 14 May 2020
The Federal Treasurer has made a Determination that temporarily allows for virtual company meetings, electronic notices ...
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POSTED: 11 May 2020
Following the advent of the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulations 2020, which prompts landlords to a...
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POSTED: 08 May 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a number of difficulties in relation to the lodgement and registration of numerous r...
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POSTED: 30 Apr 2020
If you are a “foreign person” investing in Australia, be that real estate, businesses or other assets, you should be awa...
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POSTED: 30 Apr 2020
The NSW Government published on Friday 24 April 2020 the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (...
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POSTED: 27 Apr 2020
As mentioned in our previous article, on 22 April 2020, the NSW Attorney General has announced the temporary introductio...
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POSTED: 27 Apr 2020
With the impact of COVID-19 affecting thousands of businesses across Australia, Virgin Australia has been forced into vo...
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POSTED: 24 Apr 2020
On the 22 April 2020, the Electronic Transactions Amendment (COVID019 Witnessing of Documents) Regulation 2020 was publi...
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POSTED: 23 Apr 2020
Federal Government Reform to Retail Leases. What does this mean for you?
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POSTED: 17 Apr 2020
The Federal Government’s JobKeeper stimulus package, which was announced on 8 April 2020, provides not only financial wa...
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POSTED: 15 Apr 2020
The Fair Work Commission has recently made sweeping changes to over 100 different Industry Awards to address the COVID-1...
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Delivery of our service to clients and our community – business as usual, our digital door is always open!

Friday 3rd April, 2020

I hope everyone is coping through these difficult times. The health and wellbeing of our people, our clients and our community is our main priority. We have put in place a range of risk management initiatives based on the expert advice from the Federal and State Governments to ensure the health and safety of our employees, clients, suppliers and our community. Whilst our offices remain open with limited staff, majority of our staff will be moving towards working from home where possible however we WILL remain operational and continue to provide legal services and advice on any particular issues that have arisen because of COVID-19. Our staff are available through many resources, phone, Zoom conferencing, teleconferencing, Facetime meetings.

During this time, all of our staff will be contactable for legal advice, to contact a staff member directly please see our team’s contact details on our website. Our general office contact numbers are still be operational.

Kind Regards,
Jim Marsden, Senior Partner.

Monday 23rd March, 2020

To our clients, friends and community,

Everyone in this country is feeling the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Marsdens Law Group are no exception. I hope that you are keeping well physically and mentally during these very testing times. It is a challenging time. It is a time where individuals and individual businesses must meet the challenges placed in front of them. Most importantly though, as a community we must work together to get through not just the Coronavirus, but the inevitable recession that is about to hit.

I write to advise you primarily that Marsdens Law Group is prepared to remain fully operational and able to support our clients at all times. Over the last couple of weeks, we have kept abreast of all information and directives issued by the Federal Government, State Government and Centre for Disease Control. As a result, we believe that we are in a position to deal with all contingencies.

At the moment we are still operating from all our offices. However, if circumstances change (as they tend to on a daily basis) and we have to work remotely, we have the infrastructure, systems and plans in place to continue to provide our usual standard of quality service.

Some of the issues we are addressing include:

  • Every day we are following the strict cleaning, quality control and hygiene procedures directed by Government in each of our offices. We have increased cleaning and sanitisation of all contact services in all areas of our offices.
  • Our staff have been directed to regularly wash and / or sanitise their hands and to maintain appropriate social distancing. They are rigorously adhering to these directions.
  • We are imposing mandatory two-week self-isolation periods for any employees returning from overseas – in line with Federal Government requirements.
  • We will not be attending any “non-essential” meetings. The assessment of what is and is not essential will be made by us. However, we will still be available.
  • Many clients will not want to attend the office for face-to-face appointments or because of contact, may not be able to do so. Telephone appointments are available for all clients.
  • We have over the past week upgraded our technology so that we can offer, in most cases, electronic conferencing.
  • We ask that if you have been overseas in the last 14 days, or are experiencing any cold or flu symptoms or if you have been in direct contact with someone that has a confirmed case of COVID-19 that you refrain from coming into our office. Simply call and make an arrangement for a telephone or other type of conference with the appropriate lawyer.


Finally, our leadership team is meeting daily to assess the situation and ensure our people are safe and supported, whilst at the same time offering safe connectivity to our clients. In times like these, each day we continue to assess and implement any necessary changes to ensure we can continue to provide the service that you require.

As you can see, we take this issue very seriously and will continue to do so. In the meantime, look after yourselves.

Kind Regards,
Jim Marsden, Senior Partner.

Helpful Links & Government Resources

In amongst all the current chaos we know a lot of people can be left feeling a little bit lost, anxious and isolated during this uncertain time. Below are some helpful links that are useful to know during this health crisis. 

It’s okay to reach out for help and seek assistance because your mental health matters!

If you or anyone you know needs help please reach out and talk to someone today:

Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14

Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800

Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467

Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36

Headspace on 1800 650 890

Black Dog Institute

1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732

NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511

Locals to fill the medical supply chain

The NSW Government is calling on manufacturers around the state to help fill gaps in the global supply of medical equipment and hygiene products, redeploying spare capacity to save lives and jobs.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres today, Wednesday 1st April, 2020 launched a portal for companies to offer to build parts or supply eight urgently needed items during the COVID-19 crisis.

Ms Berejiklian said the world was running short on hand sanitiser, handwash soap, gloves, cleaning products, protective clothing, masks, eyewear and paper products.

Businesses can learn more and register their interest from by clicking HERE.

Government Advice & Links

New South Wales Department of Health - COVID-19 Updates

Australian Government Department of Health - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alerts

Smart Traveller - Advice & Alerts

Jim Marsden COVID-19 Address

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COVID19 UPDATE: we are open for business as usual.