There has been significant increase in the number of will requests since the outbreak began and practitioners are facing unprecedented problems in getting documentation signed, in particular the signing of wills accordance with the requirements of the Wills Act. The Law Society and SRA are proposing changes to enable solicitors to prepare and execute Wills during the pandemic but how these requirements impact on you in practice has not been clearly identified.
Furthermore, there are concerns regarding the rising number of challenges to Wills and, due to the challenges of the pandemic, it is likely that Wills made during this time will be subject to closer scrutiny.
This session is aimed at giving practical advice on how to execute Wills and how to protect your firm and your client from the challenges we face during the pandemic. We will go through the current requirements of the Wills act and the SRA regulations and the new proposals and changes to the rules to assist you in the current climate. We will also cover new proposals that are being considered to alter Wills not only during the pandemic but for the future, as well as practical tips for Will signing and staying safe.
This course will be presented by HELEN FORSTER Helen is a consultant solicitor and trusts and estates practitioner based in Yorkshire and has spent over 10 years working in the private client sector. Over the years she has received numerous awards including the category of rising star in England and Wales in the Modern Law Awards in 2016, where she came second. Her particular specialisms include tax planning and mental capacity work and, in addition, she provides training and seminars around the country on the subject.