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Coronavirus – Can I still make a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney in lockdown?

The short answer is yes you can.

Many people to want to put their personal affairs in order and there has been an increase in people wanting to make Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney during the coronavirus outbreak.

Due to the Government asking everyone to stay at home again, people may have concerns over how they can instruct a solicitor or find a witness for their signature.

Our solicitors at Belcher Frost Solicitors are all working from home, but they can still take instructions to make a Will or Lasting Power of Attorney by telephone, Zoom or by any other video-conferencing method.

Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney documents need to be witnessed to be legally effective. At Belcher Frost Solicitors we can facilitate the witnessing of documents by complying with Government guidance and using our car park. All parties will be wearing gloves and have their own pens. The Will or Lasting Power of Attorney can then be signed at a safe distance, put down and the person then backs away. The witnesses can then pick up and sign the Will and give it back in the same way.

We recognise and applaud the work that all NHS staff, health care staff and other front-line workers are doing to keep the country safe and supplied. In recognition of this outstanding service Belcher Frost is offering a 10% discount on all its services, including Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney for all front-line staff.

 

Posted on Wed, January 20 2021