March 20, 2020
Updated June 10, 2021.
To our valued clients and community partners:
McInnes Cooper’s preparedness efforts to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our people, our clients and our communities, as well as our commitment to continued service, remains our top priority. Our response to COVID-19 continues to follow the advice and directives of government and public health officials, as well as our cross-functional Emergency Response Team.
As we embark on the path forward, we are supporting our members with a blend of flexible work arrangements. Our team is supported by robust technology and firm infrastructure to ensure the continuation of prompt and seamless advice and counsel.
We are pleased to schedule in person client meetings by appointment only. We continue to require physical distancing, adherence to signage, and the use of non-medical face masks in our client areas.
To protect the health and safety of all persons on McInnes Cooper premises, we ask that you complete a self-screening questionnaire prior to your visit.
The gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic is shaping a new global reality. We recognize that you may continue to face unfamiliar challenges and risks. With over 160 years in business, we have counselled clients and community partners through extraordinary times and we remain dedicated to being your advisor and sounding board as you make decisions going forward.
The Path Forward | A Conversation with McInnes Cooper’s Managing Partner:
Read along as we reflect on key considerations with Managing Partner, Kevin Kiley, that allowed our team to embrace change and learn to refine our business operations in recent months.
McInnes Cooper Publications:
Our lawyers have been actively advising clients and community partners on COVID-19 preparedness. We have distributed the following publications, to date, to support you:
Trusted Sources of Information:
We recommend frequent monitoring of the following national sources for trusted guidance:
Sources of information for each Canadian Province in which McInnes Cooper has physical locations include:
In this time of global concern, we share this information as a means of providing you with added assurance in the actions we are taking to protect the health, safety and welfare of our people, our clients and our communities.
We remain dedicated to providing you with prompt response to your legal and business needs, including those emerging from COVID-19. We encourage you to reach out to a member of our team at any time. We will continue to provide updates to you as we collaborate with our clients concerning this rapidly evolving public health issue.
With every measure taken, we carry thoughts of all individuals affected by this global pandemic. We extend immense gratitude to government and public health officials, first responders, essential care workers, essential retail workers and community members who are working vigilantly to protect the wellbeing of our neighbours – near and far.
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