Dear Clients and Colleagues,
Just a short note to advise you that UWE is trading and doing so remotely for the safety of our clients and our team. We are here for you during this difficult time, to guide and assist you in whatever way we can.
Our phones will be manned during our normal business hours and most of you will have our mobiles for any emergency. Each of our lawyers have access to their emails and will continue to work on their matters.
We have received notification from each of the courts including the Supreme, District, Local and Family Courts as to their current practices and procedures. We will do what is needed to adapt your matters to these new requirements to ensure your matters can continue and be finalised where possible during these difficult months. That may include remote conferences and mediations.
We will arrange skype or telephone conferences to reduce face to face contact, and will only see you in person if necessary to witness documents such as affidavits and wills. If you need to drop off documents to us please let us know first and we can make the necessary arrangements.
Where possible please communicate with us by phone or email as we would like to reduce the use of the post and DX, although we are aware that may not be possible in all circumstances.
UWE is here to continue to support you as are our team of barristers.
Stay safe, talk soon and as best we can it will be business as usual at UWE!
Vivian Evans, Joseph Antoun, Kay Huntsman, Michael Garvin & Justine Taylor
Directors of UWE
Experience, tradition, honesty, integrity.
Uther Webster & Evans has been in business for over 100 years and we balance our extensive experience with a progressive approach, focused on achieving the best result for our clients.
Our firm provides legal services in criminal law, civil litigation, commercial litigation, insolvency, family law, commercial law, business advice, property law, conveyancing, estate disputes and wills.
Our clients range from individuals, to small and large companies in many different industries. Whether you are seeking our advice in relation to a criminal charge, a property purchase, or an estate matter, we will assist you in a practical and positive way.
Our lawyers are talented, innovative, approachable, energetic and take on board your objectives to obtain the best outcome in the most straightforward manner. Above all, we focus on giving you practical advice to allow you to resolve your matter in your best interests.
The NSW Government has now made the Electronic Transactions Amendment (COVID-19 Witnessing of Documents) Regulation 2020 which allows for the execution of the following documents by audio-visual link:
(a) a will,
(b) a power of attorney or an enduring power of attorney,
(c) a deed or agreement,
(d) an enduring guardianship appointment,
(e) an affidavit, including an annexure or exhibit to the affidavit,
(f) a statutory declaration.
A copy of the Regulation can be found at https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/regulations/2020-169.pdf
If require our assistance in relation to executing documents in accordance with this Regulation, please contact our office at your earliest convenience.