COVID-19 Update

Covid 19 Restrictions Office Shutdown

Peter Speakman & Co Lawyers prioritises the health and safety of our staff and clients.

The Victorian Government has announced unprecedented restrictions across Melbourne to stem the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19 disease.

The restrictions mean that our office will be closed, effective from close of business on Wednesday 5 August 2020. We will continue to work from home for the duration of the shutdown (which, at the time of writing, was set for six weeks).

It is inevitable and unfortunately unavoidable that there will be some disruption to our usual workflows and procedures, but rest assured we will endeavour to minimise any inconvenience.

We hope to return to our normal workflow as quickly as possible, but can only do so when the health and safety of our staff and clients is not put in jeopardy, and the Victorian Government lifts restrictions enabling our office workspace to reopen.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult period and hope that you all stay safe and healthy.

Our staff will all be contactable by telephone or email.

You can contact our staff members on our remote work from home telephone number (03) 7019 8773.

When you call, you will be presented with an automated menu. Please listen to the prompt and select your preferred option. We also have teleconference facilities available, and video conferencing via various platforms. Please discuss these options with our staff.

We urge you all to stay safe and healthy by following the Governments’ health and safety recommendations, such as frequent hand washing, maintaining social distancing, and keeping yourself informed.

Useful information on the pandemic, steps you can take to stay safe, and the current status in Victoria and Australia is available at the following URLs: for Victoria, and for the Commonwealth.

If you have any concerns or wish to discuss your circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly staff for further information and assistance by telephone, or email

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