It is with very deep regret that I advise that LawFest will not go ahead on Wednesday 18 March 2020 due to the unprecedented and rapidly-changing situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) that is completely beyond our control.
The health and safety of our attendees, speakers, sponsors and the broader community is our top priority.
We have been overwhelmed with calls from delegates this morning advising that their organisations have put in place protective policies that prevent them from attending any event for the time being.
The government’s strict border control measures announced over the weekend have prevented delegates, sponsors and speakers from travelling from international locations including Australia, Singapore and the USA to attend LawFest.
Combined, these factors make holding LawFest on Wednesday simply untenable.
As you will appreciate, this is a very disappointing outcome from a personal and professional perspective. I would like to thank the LawFest community for the kind messages of support and understanding.
This highly-fluid situation also makes future planning extremely difficult. I will keep you posted on our plans as they evolve over the coming weeks.
In the meantime, stay healthy and support each other as we navigate these difficult times together.
LawFest Organiser &