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MHS COVID-19 EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY OFFICE CLOSURE AND REMOTE OFFICE NOTICE

As you know, on March 27 the Government called on all citizens, save for those engaged in certain essential services, to stay at home until April 15, in the first instance. Despite law firms being designated essential we took the decision to shift the entire firm to work from home for that period.  Our decision was qualified by the exception that as and when it became necessary to fulfil our obligations to you, our valued clients, members would leave their homes.  As anticipated, such exceptional circumstances did arise and we were able to meet those challenges through the efforts of our frontline employees.

The Prime Minister last week announced an extension of his plea for citizens to stay at home until April 30, 2020.  Accordingly, we have taken the decision to extend the work from home protocols to April 30, 2020.

There is no doubt that Covid-19 poses a threat to the economic survival of many businesses across the world.  Trinidad is not immune. To mitigate the risks to you we commit to (i) continuing to anticipate your needs; (ii) responding to those needs in a timely and professional manner; and (iii) positioning ourselves to stay responsive to you and to meet your existing requirements and your new requirements, on the other end of this crisis.

Our attorneys are keen to support you through this crisis and are actively seeking out ways to do so.  On April 3, we hosted the firm’s first Covid-19 webinar, a recording of which has been posted to our website, we have also created a dedicated Covid-19 Information Portal with information and resources to help you navigate this unprecedented situation. We will post to the portal legal updates on relevant local developments and matters of interest to you. We are also tuning in to guidance from other Lex Mundi firms responding to the crisis in different jurisdictions around the world.

Our attorneys remain available via telephone and via email. The individual contact numbers and email addresses of each attorney are available on our website.

This crisis is testing us all, it is reminding us of how closely connected we all are and it is calling on us to be our best selves.  If we do so, together we will emerge stronger and more resilient than ever.

As things move forward, we will continue to keep you updated.

Managing Partner

M. HAMEL-SMITH & CO.

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