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The Law Society - Conveyancing

04

Aug

2020

How to make a Will or Lasting Power of Attorney during the Covid 19 Pandemic

The uncertainty created by the Covid 19 crisis has prompted many to think about planning for the future in terms of how they would take care of their families in the event that they were incapacitated or were to pass away.    We have found that many who are very eager to make a Lasting Power of Attorney or a Will may be apprehensive about attending a meeting at a solicitor’s office.

At Parkes Wilshire Johnson, we have embraced the challenges that the crisis has presented to us, and we have found new ways to take Will instructions and to execute them both remotely by telephone or video call, and in a safe, socially distanced environment.   Whilst we do need to see clients once during the process of instruction, the time spent in our offices is kept to a minimum and we are able to take ID and instructions whilst respecting the current regulations.

During this difficult period we are committed to fully supporting our clients in planning for their future. We can do this by reviewing their personal and/or family affairs and also considering issues such as any business and property assets and ownership.  We can also provide them with tax mitigation advice.

The situation is constantly changing and we are continuing to remain alert to our clients’ needs and to any changes that we need to make to our practice to ensure that we continue to provide a good service.  As the government responds to the changing situation with new laws and regulations we ensure that we keep abreast of any relevant changes in order that we can advise our clients accordingly.

If you would like to make plans for the future please give us a call on 020 8441 1556. We will be happy to discuss how you can protect your Estate giving you peace of mind, and how we can safely deliver this service to you.

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Please note that our physical offices are open as usual, with appointments available by arrangement in limited circumstances to ensure the safety of our staff and clients.

 When attending our offices, please

You will be asked to stand at a safe distance from our staff at all times.

Please do not attend our offices if you or anyone in your household is currently experiencing symptoms of COVID19 or has tested positive for the disease in the last 14 days.

We shall be working remotely wherever this is possible and we will have access to our emails which is currently the best form of communication.

Meetings will be held in the first instance by telephone, and your solicitor will discuss with you any arrangements relating to ID or signature of documents. If you have any questions please direct these to your solicitor in the first instance or by email to law@pwjsolicitors.co.uk.

Thank you for your on-going support in these difficult and unprecedented times.