"Witnessing a will through videoconferencing in this country is simply not valid at this time." The laws surrounding wills in the UK are making it difficult for some to get their affairs in order during the current pandemic. Solicitors and other professionals are having to be flexible and adapt their usual methods to the requirements of the Government's lockdown measures.
Kieran Bowe spoke to Shelagh Fogarty on LBC about the current challenges and how he and his colleagues are getting around the obstacles of the profession. He also answered listener questions on the subject.
"Like many other professionals, we have had to be creative throughout the experience of Covid. We have been completing wills in back gardens where it is safe to do so. Alternatively, we can set up meeting rooms where a three metre distance can be adhered to at all times," he explained.
The full interview is available on catch-up via the Global Player website in the show from 29 April at approximately 1hr 5mins.
Kieran is a partner in the private client group and since qualification he has specialised in private client law, advising families and individuals on matters including estate planning, administration of high-value estates, trust administration and Court of Protection work.
He also deals with issues relating to the elderly and incapacity, powers of attorney, probate and wills, in addition to acting for clients on a range of property issues that arise in the course of private client work.