Mandatory five-day Covid-19 lockdown

Following the West Australian State government imposing a mandatory five-day Covid-19 lockdown on 31 January 2021 affecting the Perth Metropolitan, Peel and the South West Regions, Johnstone Crouse Lawyers’ office will only be open by appointment, where essential.

Subject to any extension of the mandatory five-day Covid-19 lockdown or any updated restrictions by the West Australian State government, Johnstone Crouse Lawyers’ office will re-open fully on Monday, 8 February 2021.

Impact on services to our clients

Johnstone Crouse Lawyers have implemented measures during Covid-19 to ensure the uninterrupted continuation of our services to our clients, which includes:

  • working remotely; and
  • being contactable by telephone, mobile, email, Microsoft Teams, ZOOM and Skype.

While Johnstone Crouse Lawyers are using best endeavours to protect the health and safety of our team, families and clients, to ensure minimal interruption Johnstone Crouse Lawyers will continue to work on matters as usual.


If you require assistance from us to understand the impact of the Covid-19 restrictions on your family law matter, for example, the impact of the lockdown on existing parenting orders, please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can also access the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia’s ‘Top Ten Guide for Separated Parents during Covid19’ here.

The Supreme Court of Western Australia and the Family Court of Western Australia have also issued notices which can be accessed here and here respectively.

As the notices inform, all hearings listed during the mandatory five-day Covid-19 lockdown are vacated, unless the Court advises otherwise.


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