An update from A R K team from home during Covid-19.
All appointments are taking place remotely via phone, WhasApp, Zoom & Skype. After the appointment the process is the same: draft Wills are sent via email, and once they are approved we prepare the final version to be send via post. This is the same with Lasting Powers of Attorney. All pages that need to be signed can be posted.
The main challenges we are seeing are with documents that need to be witnessed – Wills have to be witnessed by two independent people, making it difficult during lockdown as you cannot use members of your household.
This is possible for most people with neighbours standing at a distance or watching through windows, and where it hasn’t we have been able to go out to people and deliver documents (combining this with our daily exercise!)
We’re also still networking weekly with BNI and Women in Business via Zoom, and are continuing to support our 4 charities with small cash donations. Additionally, we’re now able to offer discounted Wills to NHS staff at Lister Hospital, The QE2 and Hertford Hospital, as well as for Garden House Hospice, with £20 per document donated to their associated charities.
Based in Stevenage, we’re here to help those locally – and now further afield. We hope you are keeping safe.