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We are constantly monitoring the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak in order to keep our staff and clients safe.
The health and well-being of our team, clients, colleagues and their families are of the utmost importance to us.
Our firm is continuing to operate as normal. Our staff are equipped for secure, remote working and we'll continue to take care of our clients and their affairs with our usual efficiency.
Our preference is still to meeting clients and contacts remotely rather than in person. As well as by telephone, we can meet via Skype, Face Time , Zoom or other video conferencing. This ensures we can continue to provide the very best client service and support. We can answer any questions regarding access to remote meetings.
Ensuring the validity of your Will or Powers of Attorney
On 25 July 2020, the government announced its intention to legalise the virtual witnessing of Wills. The new legislation (the Amended Wills Act), which is set to come into force in September 2020, will amend the existing requirement for the testator and their witnesses to be in the “presence” of each other to include a virtual presence as an alternative to physical presence.
However, "virtual witnessing" should be considered a last resort, and where a Will can be witnessed in the physical presence of two witnesses, that should be the chosen course of action.
To assist the physical signing of a Will (or Power of Attorney), we have introduced 'drive-thru Wills/Powers of Attorney signing'. We will also visit your home in many instances. Please contact us for more information.
If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact moc.pihsrentrapedisnrubeht%40edisnrub.alled