Despite the current crisis and government advice effectively banning meetings with clients – we are still working.
We can still deal with a lot of legal work using telephone communication and “video” meetings where we can.
Procedures have changed on the witnessing of certain documents notably wills and powers of attorney – so we can still complete that work.
Courts are still open for some matters – for example emergency issues about children – not “contact” issues though. Other family issues – such as negotiating separations are still ongoing.
The house purchase and sale market is effectively stalled though, but if you plan to buy in the future preparatory work including arranging finance can still be done now.
Also if there has been a death in the family whilst the courts are not able to proceed to “confirmation” (the authority to proceed to wind up the estate) all the preparatory work can be done now – enabling confirmation to be obtained quickly as soon as the courts are functioning again.
If you wish to discuss any legal issue – even just to have peace of mind about an issue for the future – please don’t hesitate to ring us 0800 005 1755.