CORONAVIRUS UPDATE APRIL 2021

A message to our clients:

With the recent move to allow shops and offices to fully re-open, we will continue to review our policy on clients attending our offices. Currently, we are not inviting clients into the office but we are able to briefly meet with clients by appointment at the door of the office. Please note that face coverings are still required indoors until further notice. We remain committed to following the Government guidelines as rules continue to change in line with the easing of lockdown.

We continue to operate our business as usual across all the services that we offer our clients, both current and prospective.

We continue to offer teleconference-based or telephone consultations.. We are aware that not everyone has been offered full vaccination yet and understand that some people may feel safer continuing with socially distanced communications.

Our family and wills / probate solicitors continue to offer initial advice remotely by video conferencing and by telephone for up to one hour (as advertised on this website). Please call us if you would like to speak to one of our experts.

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We appreciate your patience, support and understanding over the past year since the restrictions related to the pandemic began. We hope you continue to stay safe, and wish you a brighter 2021!

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Individuals who choose an unregulated will writer to draft their will risk leaving their loved ones in a legal minefield, warns Battrick Clark solicitors in Bristol.

Battrick Clark Solicitors, which is accredited by the national Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS), is warning consumers that when it comes to buying a will they need to distinguish between advisers that are unregulated, uninsured and untrained.

Rhianne McGhee, Solicitor at Battrick Clark said: “Your will is one of the most important financial and personal decisions that you will make, but currently there is no regulation surrounding will drafting so anyone is able to write a will, holding themselves out as an expert.”

“It is extremely important to talk to a solicitor who can make sure that the will is expressed in a way that is legally watertight. A solicitor will also be able to advise on complex financial issues such as inheritance tax and trusts planning. Solicitors are all trained and regulated and they are required to have insurance to protect the public.”

At the heart of WIQS is the first Law Society standard for delivering tailored wills and probate advice. In achieving accreditation, Battrick Clark Solicitors underwent an application and assessment process to demonstrate their adoption of best practice procedures in delivering wills and probate advice. This benefits consumers by ensuring that they understand the issues in preparing a will or seeking probate advice, and are aware of the options, costs and timescales in order to make an informed choice from the outset.

Contact Battrick Clark Solicitors on 0117 973 1391 or info@battrickclark.co.uk
 
For more information on the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme visit: www.lawsociety.org.uk/AboutWIQS