Hume Taylor & Co – COVID-19
Last updated – 9 July 2020
Hume Taylor & Co has altered a number of its practices in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. These measures aim to protect the health and safety of our staff, clients and visitors which remains our priority. Please find below the answers to a number of frequently asked questions about how Hume Taylor & Co are currently operating
Are you still open for business?
Yes, all our lawyers and support staff are still available to assist you with your existing or new matters.
Can I make an appointment to see a lawyer?
You can still make an appointment to see us at any of our offices. Out of consideration for our staff and other visitors, we ask that you please do not attend our offices if you are suffering any flu-like symptoms.
When arranging your appointment, we may ask you the usual series of COVID-19 screening questions about things like symptoms and who you have been in contact with. If it is safe and suitable to do so, we will arrange an in-person appointment.
We are also facilitating greater use of telephone or Zoom video-conferencing appointments if an in-person appointment is not suitable, or you would prefer not to attend our offices.
Please contact our offices to discuss which appointment forum is most suitable in your circumstances.
Are you still holding appointments in Robe?
Yes – we have recommenced our visits to Robe on the second Tuesday of each month. Please contact our Millicent office on 8733 2500 to make an appointment.
What measures are Hume Taylor & Co taking so that I can safely attend the offices?
We have implemented additional safety and hygiene measures as recommended by government and health authorities in all of our offices, including social distancing, regular sanitisation of communal spaces, providing sanitiser to visitors, and limiting the number of people in the office at any given time. Further, any staff, clients or visitors experiencing even mild flu-like symptoms are advised not to attend our offices.
Can I pick up/drop off documents at your offices?
Yes, you will still be able to physically attend our Adelaide, Whyalla and Millicent offices to collect or deliver urgent documents. When attending our office, please adhere to the government’s recommendations regarding social distancing, and practise the additional safety and hygiene measures. Please do not attend our offices if you are suffering any flu-like symptoms. The front door may be locked, so ring the doorbell or call us when you arrive.
How do I arrange to make/update my Will, Power of Attorney or Advanced Care Directive?
In order for us to assist you with a testamentary document, we are required to confirm your identity and testamentary capacity. As noted above, if it is safe and suitable to do so, we will arrange an in-person appointment with you. Alternatively, we can take instructions from you via a telephone or Zoom video-conferencing appointment.
We will also discuss with you the procedures for validly signing the documents, and assess the best way for the documents to be properly executed in your circumstances.
Please contact our offices to discuss which appointment forum is most suitable for you.
Hume Taylor & Co remain committed to providing quality and timely legal services during this uncertain time. We will continue to keep you updated if our capacity to provide these services changes.