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SPM Law - Return to Offices FAQ's

After just over two months of working remotely the SPM Law team is heading back to the office from June 8 2020.  We will have social distancing guidelines in place and also ensure our offices including all commonly touched surfaces are kept clean and disinfected to keep our clients and ourselves safe.

If you have any questions about our return please don't hesitate to contact us on 07 5440 4800.

Frequently asked questions.

1.  Can we come in to the SPM Law offices now?

We will all be working from our Noosa and Cooroy offices however until further restrictions are lifted the SPM Law team will aim to restrict the number of face to face meetings we have with clients each day. This will also assist with the turn around time of cleaning our boardroom to comply with suggested guidelines.  If you would like an appointment either via telephone, video conference or face to face please call us on 07 5440 4800.

2.  Are you registered for PEXA?

Yes we are. In fact we have been offering e-conveyancing for over 12 months and were the first Noosa law firm to become a certified PEXA firm. This has worked extremely well during "lock down" and we look forward to continuing  to offer this service.

3. Can we still sign wills and how do we do that?

Unsurprisingly, many people are thinking about their wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney during these uncertain times.  The answer is yes we currently still have the systems in place to be able to take instruction for your will and organise signing complying with social distancing guideline.  Call Andrew Markert our estates lawyer for further information regarding this.

6. Can I sign my contract or documents electronically?

There may be circumstances where this is possible and guidelines from the Queensland Law Society and other governing bodies are changing daily.  It’s best if you contact us directly to discuss your particular situation with your solicitor.

If you have other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us either though our website, to  or phone our office on 5440 4800 and will do our best to assist.




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