According to the Law Society the number of enquiries to solicitors regarding writing a will has increased by 30 per cent, with the majority of those coming from older and vulnerable people.
At Cartridges Law we have put a number of measures into place to ensure we can continue to support people – particularly if they are self-isolating – so that they can complete their legal paperwork whilst we all observe the Government guidelines.
These measures include sending wills to clients and providing advice on how to make arrangements for suitable witnesses to visit them while maintaining distance so far as possible. We have also been speaking to our clients on the phone, or using Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime or email for our consultations.
Karyna Squibb, head of Cartridges Law private client team, said: ‘We know that lots of people are very concerned about writing a will or dealing with probate at this very worrying time. At Cartridges Law we are still offering our full Will and Lasting Power of Attorney services during these challenging circumstances and providing our clients with peace of mind. We are having to do things differently, but we are still able to support people.
‘At Cartridges Law we will do our best to give people the legal help they need, when and how they need it, despite the difficult times we are all facing.’