May 28, 2020

Our Evolving Response to COVID-19

In early March, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and as part of our business continuity plan, we transitioned to working remotely. While it was a significant shift, technology enabled us to continue to provide excellent client service. Virtual platforms enabled us to stay connected with you in a way that supported our focus on the health and safety of our firm members, their families and our clients.

During the past few months we limited access to our premises to essential client meetings, critical operations and urgent legal matters only. While access is still limited for the time being, we are preparing for full reopening of our workplace in the near future. Preparations include taking a careful, gradual and phased approach to easing restrictions and opening our premises fully while ensuring that all government protective requirements have been met and will continue to be effective. Our WorkSafeBC required Safety Plan details all of the protective measures we have taken and can be viewed here.

Our excitement at the prospect of taking this first step to having everyone return to our premises must be tempered by the new reality we all face as a result of the pandemic. We will continue to exercise an abundance of caution and monitor the situation carefully. In the interim, be assured that we continue to be at your service and are here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact your Harper Grey lawyer by phone or email if you require assistance. I am also available and encourage you to reach out to me directly if you have any questions.

On a final note, while staying connected virtually has served us well, we miss seeing our colleagues and clients and look forward to the day that we can connect again in person. Until then, we wish you strength and resilience and hope that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy.

Be well.

Jonathan Meadows
Managing Partner
Harper Grey LLP