A message from our Managing Partner James Turnbull

As COVID-19 continues to develop, we extend our thoughts to those affected by the virus, and our gratitude for the healthcare professionals and others who are helping our community through this difficult time.

Measures recommended by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments’ Health Departments have been adopted to ensure our clients and team should not be impacted. The health and safety of our clients and team are really paramount.

We have ensured seamless ongoing operation through the activation of the firm’s Business Continuity Plan. Berry Family Law can and shall, through that plan, continue to run efficiently and service our clients.

Our landline number, 9397 2488 operates and has been remotely trialled. It will continue to work even if circumstances forces office closures. Emails have always been available to our lawyers remotely. That will not change.

We are offering video or voice conference meetings, should that be any client’s preference. Zoom video conferencing has been set up in each office and it is also available remotely. Protocols are already in place for face to face meetings.

The Family Courts have implemented hearings by video link. We have adapted to that and achieved good outcomes for clients already.

All of our team have now trialled working from home, and we can report due to our up to date IT capability, that has worked well.

This is an unprecedented time for everyone, and the situation is changing daily. Please be assured that we will keep you informed of any relevant changes or updates as necessary. Our team will work with you to get through this. You can remain confident that the quality of our advice and assistance to our clients will not change.