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Coronavirus and appointments at David Davis Lawyers

Updated 27 March 2020

At this time, we are no longer offering client face-to-face appointments with our staff members, except in exceptional circumstances. However, our office services remain fully operational.

In line with World Health Organisation guidelines together with Australian Federal Government guidelines and any State Government specific requirements, this may change.

We’ve moved to a ‘virtual world’

Our services are supported by our technology.

Our phones and online consultation bookings are monitored during normal business hours of 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. You can leave a voicemail message outside these hours.

If you contact us through Facebook messaging, we will endeavour to respond as soon as practicable.

Now, more than usual, many people have time on their hands

Perhaps you can use some of that time to attend to your Estate Planning using our online platform

We’ve been busy streamlining the process for doing your Wills and Powers of Attorney online, in the comfort and security of your own home.

8 simple steps to doing your Will online

  1. Complete the “Wills Online” process using this link.
  2. Once you’ve completed the questions, you’ll see a link to “Book a Chat” with us to go through your instructions – it’s a virtual appointment via video or phone
  3. We’ll draft your Will and send you a copy for you to confirm it reflects your intentions
  4. You will confirm the drafts are in order or let us know about changes you need
  5. We’ll send you the FINAL version of your Will for execution
  6. You execute the Will (you’ll get an instruction sheet explaining what you need to do)
  7. You can send the final signed Will back to us for FREE safe and secure storage for life
  8. We’ll send you an estate planning pack with copies of your final signed documents for your own safe-keeping and information for your executors (remember you can always give a copy to your Executor too)

START YOUR WILL ONLINE HERE

Conveyancing

Due to the strict social distancing policies in place, property transactions are reduced.

However, there are still people looking to buy and sell property during this period.

We continue to offer our highly competitive conveyancing deals which you can view here.

Court appearances and VCAT matters

Currently, VCAT and the courts are working quickly to move to electronic hearings and trials and to have more court documents being lodged electronically. This means that solicitors and parties can appear via video or telephone conference.

Currently, there are no jury trials being heard by the courts.

This means that although it will take a little time for the courts and lawyers to get their heads around how to operate this technology in the new environment, all matters can proceed to court.

For more information visit the Victorian Supreme Court website here.

We have placed this notice across our various online platforms including our website, Google My Business listings, Facebook and LinkedIn. This message will be updated as required so you can be assured of always having our latest advice.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 03 9014 1299 or by email at legal@ddavis.com.au

Stay safe
Best regards
David Davis Lawyers

* Where absolutely necessary we can arrange a face-to-face meeting with strict social distancing and health-related provisions in place.


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