Our office is open, and we are following Government guidelines to ensure we keep both you and our team safe.

If you are not fully vaccinated, we are unable to hold face-to-face meetings with you and will instead arrange meetings with you by telephone or video call. On arrival to the office, we will sight and scan your Vaccine Pass.
All meetings with our team members must be scheduled in advance. We are limiting the number of clients at our office to ensure physical distancing.
Please scan in and wear a face covering. We have disposable face masks if you need them, and manual contact tracing is available.
We ask that you respect the members of our team who are taking the necessary precautions and following the required Government guidelines to help us all stay well.

 

Government Announces Bill to Repeal Three Strikes Law

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