The provincial government recently released a list of essential services that British Columbians rely on in their daily lives in the context of COVID-19 response and recovery. Professional services including lawyers and legal services were identified as essential services.
In this era of uncertainty, individuals and businesses have questions about their legal rights and responsibilities, as well as those of other people or entities with which they interact. While law firms tend to be slow to adopt and adapt to new technology, Hammerberg Lawyers LLP proactively rolled out a work from home initiative for all employees following the World Health Organization declaration of a global pandemic announcement, and before health authorities advised British Columbians to do so, so as to ensure the safety and security of our employees and clients. Among other initiatives, Hammerberg Lawyers has ensured all employees have full access to the office phone system, remote access to our network and, of course, the requisite equipment to connect virtually with clients and opposing counsel so our business, and that of our clients, can continue without interruption.
The legal services industry is undergoing rapid innovation which is resulting in changes to the way law has been practiced for centuries. For example, we now have the ability to take oaths on affidavits and other documents by video; even Wills can be witnessed by video in these unprecedented times.
If you have questions about the following, we can help:
- Business Law
- Force Majeure Clauses
- Estate Planning including wills and powers of attorney
- Estate Litigation
- Business or contract disputes
- Real Estate disputes
- Debt collection
- Construction Projects
- Insurance Denials
Please contact us.