Electronic signing and witnessing process
In response to the COVID-19 restrictions various Federal and State level laws have been introduced to either temporarily or permanently enable legal documents to be signed and/or witnessed remotely via electronic and audio-visual links in order to reduce face-to-face contact during the current COVID-19 situation.
You can now execute and witness SUPERCentral documents electronically.
To assist your clients:
1. Fill in an e-form order in the usual manner
2. Select the electronic signature option on the final page and provide a current email address for each signatory
3. Enter e-form payment or select invoice (No charge for electronic signing)
4. Your SUPERCentral eform order is legally reviewed by Townsends Lawyers and now incorporates a check of suitability for electronic
signature. When a wet signature is required we will contact you, otherwise Townsends will facilitate the electronic signing process
via email with your nominated signatories
5. As each signatory signs you will receive email confirmation
6. On completion of the signing process the e-form will be available in your SUPERCentral account on your client’s e-form page
- Electronic signature process for Advisors – click here
- Electronic signature process for Clients – click here
The law relating to electronic signing and witnessing varies in the Commonwealth and across the various States and Territories and is leading to different guidelines for different documents. For more information on the variances in each jurisdiction please click on the link below for important information:
- Electronic Transaction Act State by State summary – click here
By providing the grid for electronic signing and witnessing of documents SUPERCentral gives no warranty that electronic signing or witnessing of a document is effective under the law of the Commonwealth or your particular State or Territory.