Discount on price of Wills for NHS staff

Supporting our local NHS

Reduced price Wills for NHS staff

At this challenging time during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown we want to support our local NHS and recognise the amazing work they do for our community.

Therefore, we are offering a 50% reduction on our fees for simple Will instructions received from NHS staff and their spouses from 20th April 2020 until 30th June 2020 to help support and acknowledge the outstanding service they are delivering to local people.

Some people are reluctant to make a Will, either because they do not like thinking about their own death, or because they simply keep putting it off. We would advise everyone to make a Will to avoid creating additional problems for surviving family members and/or loved ones.

Do I qualify for this offer?

This offer is for simple single or joint Wills for people who work for the NHS (or demonstrate a connection to it) and live in an area with a Peterborough (PE) postcode up until 30th June 2020.

How do I make a Will?

We have a questionnaire at the end of this article that you can complete in advance. When you have returned it along with required ID (including NHS ID card) and agreement to our terms and conditions, we will draft the Will and upon approval, send it back to you for signing.

We will discuss how the Will needs to be signed where meeting you to sign is not possible. We will also make sure that you are sent detailed and clear instructions on how it should be signed to make sure that it is valid. On receipt of the signed Wills we will check them to ensure this has been done correctly and then store the original Will in our deeds room and send you a copy for your records.

Can I make a Will without visiting a solicitor?

Yes. Usually when we prepare a Will we would meet the client or clients  in person at one of our offices to take instructions. We would take as much information as possible in order for us to be able to understand the full picture and for our client(s) to understand fully the implications.

However, in these unusual circumstances, we are able to take instructions over the phone or via video-call. It is important to highlight that only you or your partner/spouse (if preparing Wills for a couple) should be present in the room at the time.

How can you verify my identity if I can't provide certified documents?

In order to start working for a client, we must have the correct identification documents on file. Usually when we meet with clients for the first time, we ask them to bring some form of photographic identification (passport or driver's licence) and a utility bill with them. Ideally we would always want to see the original documents, however, in the current circumstances we will accept scanned, emailed and even photographs of ID depending on what our clients are able to do.

What to do next?

To start the process, you can either download and complete the questionnaire before emailing it to us. Or alternatively call our Wills, Trusts and Probate Team on 01733 882800 or email info@hcsolicitors.co.uk and we will send you the questionnaire and other documentation. Please give your name and full address when emailing us.

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This article has been prepared for general interest and information purposes only; it does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied on as such. While all possible care has been taken in the preparation of this article, no responsibility for the accuracy and/or correctness of the information and commentary set out in the article, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed or accepted by the firm or the authors.