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Will writing in lockdown. “Where there is a Will, there is a way”

11th May 2020

Our Private client team have been working remotely and working hard endeavouring to offer support to our existing and many new clients. During this extremely difficult time, we are continuing to deliver an excellent Will writing service.

In view of changing priorities during lockdown and weeks spent isolating at home, clients have found this a good time to put their affairs in order.

We have had enquiries from a broad section of clients across all ages proving that it is not just the elderly and people with existing health conditions or, those threatened by close contact with others, who are worried and concerned. We have found young people, single and with families alike, are also eager to take the right steps to ensure they put their affairs in order.

As always, we have the best interests of our clients at heart. We have become creative and have come up with some innovative ways to help and ensure our clients can sign their Wills and have the peace of mind that their wishes are carried out.

1837 Will writing laws have certainly been challenging for our team during lockdown and ensuring that we are adhering to the government’s isolation and social distancing guidelines.

We initially speak to clients at length on the telephone and by email to establish individual circumstances and requirements before advising and taking instructions and preparing a draft Will. Further careful discussions and telephone consultations take place before the Will is finalised and an adaptable, safe and well thought out way of signing is put in place suitable for each individual and their circumstances.

In recent weeks Wills have been signed and witnessed in a very different way some humorous and others that have been extremely sad.

We have watched signatures and witnessed through windows, standing in driveways under open garage doors and umbrellas as a result of a sudden heavy shower. Documents have been held in place by window wiper blades and signed on car bonnets. Our team ensuring that our clients are protected and safe, everyone using their own pen and disposable gloves. The use of hand sanitiser has also been provided.

During these uncertain and unprecedented times, it is essential to plan what happens to your assets should the worst happen to you. Making a Will gives piece of mind for you and protection for your loved ones.

If you or someone you know needs a Will and would like our help please telephone Ursula Watt, Jan Conrad or Leanne McGauley on 01243 786668 for advice and to discuss further.

“Where there is a Will, there is a way”

Jan Conrad. Legal Executive, Private Client department.

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