RESPONSE TO COVID-19

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The basics

Due to today’s announcement regarding a lift in the nationwide coronavirus alert level, our staff will be working remotely for the foreseeable future.  We have excellent systems and are able to carry on with most of our usual work processes.  Remote working and collaborating across different locations is nothing new for Gaze Burt – many of us have been doing this for several years already.

  • Please continue to contact us by phone and email, as usual.
  • Please do not come into the office until further notice.
  • Expect that our meetings will be by video-conference or phone for the foreseeable future.

We hope you will not be forced into reassessing, cancelling or enforcing your contractual arrangements, seeking rent relief, dealing with relationship difficulties, addressing employment problems or redundancy or managing deceased estates – although we can help with all these things.  We hope you will need support for a growing business or to make good plans for the protection of your assets and family.  Whatever you might need from us, we will be here.

Further thoughts

A good friend of one of our directors recently talked about spreading ‘care-tagion’ instead of ‘contagion’.  It’s a good reminder that in this anxious time of physical distancing and fears about health and employment, it is more important than ever that we reach out to those around us.  Although we must act decisively and aggressively against covid-19, we must make an equal effort to extend care and compassion to others within our various communities.  There is no reason why physical distancing and good hygiene practices should prevent that.  In times like this we are reminded of our shared humanity and that the similarities between us are always greater than our differences.  Let’s hope we keep this perspective, with its call to compassion, humility and service of others, long after covid-19 is gone.

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Michael Bright
Partner

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