Coronavirus – making your Will and Lasting Powers of Attorney remotely.


We live in interesting times. Our everyday life has changed beyond recognition, for the time being. We all have many questions; for how long will the schools be closed? How exactly does Coronavirus spread? Why has Italy had so many deaths from Coronavirus? When will life get back to normal in the UK?

Like the rest of the nation, I am currently aiming to work remotely as far as possible, and minimising physical client meetings in order to observe social distancing and slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Instead, I am seeing my clients via virtual meetings over Skype and FaceTime to take their instructions for their Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, and emailing them their documents wherever possible. Luckily, this is something I do routinely for some clients anyway, so I am used to it and it works well.

I have experienced a definite spike in enquiries in the last few weeks, with many clients understandably concerned about themselves. It was interesting to read that ‘Solicitors acting in connection with the execution of Wills’ currently qualify as keyworkers who have the option of continuing to send their children to school, under the latest government guidance.

If you have not yet made your Will or Power of Attorney and you would like to do so at this anxious time, I remain available and can offer my help, so please feel free to get in touch.

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