Holmes & Hills Solicitors announce enhanced Safe Service Standards to ensure you can make your Will safely.
Coronavirus has resulted in many people wanting to plan for their futures and ensure that their loved ones are protected through the creation of a valid Will. Many individuals are though concerned about seeing a lawyer face to face now.
At Holmes & Hills Solicitors, our Will lawyers understand the importance of ensuring you and your loved ones’ legal interests are protected; but we also understand that you may have some concerns about coming in to an office to complete your Will, especially if you have a medical condition or fall into a vulnerable category. We believe it is our job to facilitate and support you to make your Will in the safest possible manner and have, following extensive review of government guidance, set out a number of ‘Safe Service Standards’ that will be in place when you come to one of our offices.
Our team of expert lawyers will minimise the amount of time you have to spend in our office. Your lawyer can provide expert legal advice through telephone or video calls in order to take your instructions. This appointment will usually take around one hour.
Depending on the complexity of your Will, it may be necessary for you to attend the office after your initial telephone appointment. This allows us to ensure you understand the advice we have provided, as well as the implications of the legal documents we have drafted for you, before you sign them. If it is necessary for you to attend the office, our lawyers will advise you of this during your call.
Holmes & Hills’ Safe Service Standards include:
Having a valid Will remains the only way to ensure your estate is left in accordance with your wishes. You should ensure that the document accurately reflects your wishes and is updated should your circumstances change. It is often assumed that upon their death, assets pass automatically to a partner, but this is not always the case. If you are unmarried, your partner has no automatic right to any part of your estate.
Holmes & Hills Solicitors provides Will services for couples which means couples now save between 16% and 21% on legal fees when making Mirror Wills at the same time. Married couples, long-term couples and civil partners all benefit from the saving.
Holmes & Hills’ team of expert solicitors can advise you on Wills to provide for a wide range of matters, including where there are business assets, foreign property/assets, estranged family members, children from a previous relationship.