Verification of identity during COVID-19

This week in Keeping it Legal, we want to discuss formal identification (ID) requirements in the time of COVID-19.

For many legal processes, such as writing your Will or purchasing a property, there is a verification of identity process that must be followed, usually requiring your lawyer to physically view two forms of your photo ID. Your ability to provide ID may be impacted if you are under self-imposed or government mandated quarantine and there are ways that the legal profession is adapting, including the use of drive-through verification of identity stations and digital technology. Be prepared to supply your ID in new ways during this time.

We’ve had to adapt in other ways to provide the service and support you expect from us: 

  • We’re offering all services from both Springfield and Ipswich offices so that we are as accessible as possible.
  • We are limiting face-to-face contact and are conducting appointments via digital methods where we can.
  • We’ve taken our services mobile and can travel to you to deliver services such as the execution of documents.

Contact our friendly team to find out more. We want to assure our community that we are open and ready to help you during COVID-19.

Until next time – Keep it Legal!

Gerard Pender

*The legal information in this article is of a general nature only and not intended to be legal advice to rely upon

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