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COVID-19: Signing of legal documents via audio visual link

By July 24, 2020November 11th, 2020No Comments

Update:

New legislation introduced in April 2020 in New South Wales to allow for the remote signing of important legal documents such as wills, powers of attorney, statutory declarations and affidavits over video conference, has now been extended until the end of 2021.

These signing arrangements would otherwise have ended in September 2020. The NSW Government announced the extension this week and explained that the continuation will allow the Government to assess whether these reforms should be continued in the longer term.

Narooma Law can assist and facilitate the signing of important legal documents either via video conference or face to face in our Narooma office. Any questions? Get in touch.

 


Did you know!

Recent changes to the Electronic Transaction Regulation 2017 due to the current COVID-19 crisis mean we are able to witness you signing your Will remotely.

Until 26 September 2020, we are able to witness the signing of documents (including wills, powers of attorney, deeds, agreements, enduring guardianship appointments, affidavits and statutory declaration) through the use of an audio visual link. This can be achieved through a webcam on your laptop or desktop computer, or your smartphone.

You can find a link to the legislation here.

If you’ve been thinking about updating your Will, but are self isolating, give us a call to discuss your options.