A message from Attwood Marshall Lawyers Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy new year.

I hope you had time to catch up with your loved ones over the Christmas-New Year period, relax and regenerate in preparation for 2021.

2020 was certainly a year like no other, and we saw this flow through our law firm with spikes in enquiries across all areas of law, particularly family law, wills and estates, compensation law, estate litigation, commercial disputes and, more recently, property matters.

Despite it being a new year, we continue to see the uncertainty that COVID-19 brings for so many people and businesses. With the local Queensland/New South Wales border once again closed, I just wanted to remind you that our Coolangatta and Kingscliff offices either side of the border are fully staffed and able to take appointments. This will save you having to run the border checkpoint gauntlets. Our Robina Town Centre office is open on Thursdays until 9pm and Saturday mornings until 12 noon, which has been very popular with clients who cannot get in to see us during normal business hours.

We can also arrange appointments at our Brisbane City and Melbourne offices. With Sydney currently being declared a hot spot, we are able to offer our Sydney clients appointments over the phone or by video conference. We are hopeful that the borders will open soon to Greater Sydney, allowing our team to return to normal with interstate travel.

Our team continue to meticulously follow COVID safe procedures across all our offices and when visiting clients. We have implemented a government approved COVID Safe Plan to ensure our staff and clients wellbeing are always a top priority.

Innovation is always front of mind at Attwood Marshall Lawyers, and our team are excited to be working on new and visionary projects in the digital space which we intend to launch in the coming months to help make it even easier for you to make appointments, connect with our team, and seek the information and help you need. Our clients come to us during some of the most stressful times in their lives – death, divorce, serious injury or illness (even moving house!). We continue to do our best to make the stressful experience of seeing a lawyer as comfortable and supportive as we can. Hopefully, we can help solve your legal problems and offer sound advice in that process.

In December, notwithstanding the impact of COVID-19 and a change in Practice Management System, we participated in our annual Quality Assurance audit. We are proud to have passed with flying colours, maintaining our Quality Assurance Certification ISO 9001:2015. What this means is the systems we have in place to provide you with the best customer experience and quality legal services complies with a standard approved by the International Standards Organisation for Quality Management Systems. At the heart of our business is our intent which is to help people and change their lives for the better. These systems help us to deliver on our intent.

Our team are looking forward to helping you with all your legal matters this year. We keep our core values at the heart of everything we do and intend on delivering quality legal services with integrity, understanding and responsibility.

Should you have an enquiry, please don’t hesitate to jump online at www.attwoodmarshall.com.au and chat to our team on our Live Chat app anytime, or simply phone us on our 24/7 phoneline on 1800 621 071.

We hope 2021 brings you success, peace and happiness. We’re here to help if you need us.