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09 April 2020

Remote Will Service

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, which is why many people seek legal advice only when there is a clear and immediate need. However, planning ahead with the help of your solicitor is a valuable investment.

It is critical to take expert advice to ensure your wealth is properly managed and drawing up a will is essential if you want to ensure that your assets will be dealt with the way you want.

Making a will doesn’t take too long and thinking in advance about what you own; who you wish to leave it to and who should carry out those wishes should speed things up.

The recent social distancing measures introduced as a result of COVID-19 has changed the traditional approach of gaining legal advice to make a Will. As a solution, B P Collins’ team of qualified and experienced solicitors is now offering virtual or phone appointments to those wishing to make a Will.  

We offer an hour meeting via video or phone to take your instructions, ask questions and receive some options and inheritance tax advice. Following that meeting we will send a draft Will for you to review. Once happy we will send out the Will for signing with detailed instructions. We will store your completed Will as part of our service.

As solicitors we are both regulated and insured for the work we do and we have a duty to keep our legal knowledge up to date.

The process

Witnessing a Will singing during lockdown

The introduction of strict social distancing rules, means that it is now more difficult to sign a will in front of two independent witnesses and have two people sign it in your presence. If not done correctly, a judge may rule the document invalid. For more information on Will signing click here.

Download our Preliminary Will Questionnaire here.

Fore more information or to book an appointment please get in touch with our wills, trusts and probate team on 01753 889995 or email privateclient@bpcollins.co.uk.

Lucy Wood

Lucy Wood

Tel: 01753 278650 | 07976 467466

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