About

Remote Legal facilitates online legal services and information for the public and the legal profession.

Remote Legal is a business unit within The Legal Drive Ltd. The Legal Drive is a legal tech business with interests in software, legal service facilitation (see above) and legal publishing and education.


What People say about Remote Legal’s online attestation service:

Having an injunction application arrive on my desk during the lockdown was stressful enough without having to work out the logistics of getting my client to swear his affidavit.  Sending the affidavit to you and having you liaise with my client direct and send me a version for filing within 30 minutes was a lifesaver. 

K. Sullivan, barrister

[Remote Legal] provided invaluable help to enable the remote certification of documents during the Covid 19 Level 4 lockdown. His response was friendly and prompt and the service efficient and very easy to use. [Remote Legal] is leading the way with this use of technology and I highly recommend his services.

Sandra Cornwell, businessperson

An easy and efficient way to have affidavits witnessed remotely, so much so that the deponents thought it far better than having to have them attested to in person.

Lawyer, Wellington


Foundational legislation:

Epidemic Preparedness (COVID-19) Notice 2020

Epidemic Preparedness (Oaths and Declarations Act 1957) Immediate Modification Order 2020

Epidemic Preparedness (Wills Act 2007—Signing and Witnessing of Wills) Immediate Modification Order 2020

Commentary and guidelines:

https://www.stevekeall.com/blog/2020/3/27/covid-19-the-administration-of-oaths

https://www.lawsociety.org.nz/practice-resources/the-business-of-law/legal-practice/opinion-administration-of-oaths-and-declarations-in-circumstances-of-mandatory-self-isolation

https://www.justice.govt.nz/about/news-and-media/covid-19-news/oaths-affirmations-or-declarations/