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An update for clients in light of the developing Government guidance on the Coronavirus pandemic.Read Article
"Excellent service as always. We know our legal matters are in the very best hands! Thanks."
We hope you are well and safe, and we want to do what we can to provide you with what you need during this challenging period.
Whilst our offices are currently closed to the public, we are very much still open for business, and the team at Colin Brown & Kidson want to support you with the right legal advice at a time when you need it to give you peace of mind. In light of the changing Coronavirus restrictions, please see below for a summary of how some of the areas of legal practice are continuing during this difficult time - Updated 5th June 2020.
For detailed information on the closure of our offices to the public and how to provide us with documents, undertake video conferences and telephone advice please follow this link.
Understandably, there is a high demand at the moment for advice on Wills and people want to know that their affairs are in order. We have always advised that it is important and relatively easy and cheap to make a straightforward Will and now more than ever we would suggest is a good time to make one if you have not or revise an existing Will if you wish to keep it up-to-date. Please click here for advice and procedure for Wills during the Coronavirus restrictions together with details of our fixed costs.
Existing Probate matters are currently unaffected with our team continuing to work on them and we are able to take on new instructions if and when required.
Buyers and Sellers are worried about how the current measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are affecting their transaction. There is no need to pull out of transactions.
Following an further update from the Government on the 21st May, property viewings, removals and house moves can now go ahead. Whilst parties must remain in compliance with social distancing and practices may need to be altered to reduce contact, this allows the property market to resume. Our conveyancing team continue to work on your matter, doing all that they can to get you to the stage of exchange of contracts and completion.
Our conveyancing team are still taking new instructions and whilst Coronavirus is affecting almost all areas of life and business, when taking into account the normal length of a conveyancing transaction, it is hoped there would not be too much delay in completing a new matter.
If you have already exchanged contracts and completion is due
to take place under the current restrictions we will of course advise
how best to protect your interests.
Whether you have ongoing family law proceedings or are wishing to seek initial legal advice, we appreciate the current circumstances can give rise to extra stress. Our family team are still here to offer advice and support as we appreciate these matters can be urgent, potentially even more so in times of crisis. Often matters can be dealt with without court hearings. If a court hearing is necessary the courts are currently working on the basis of remote hearings where possible, or adjourning hearings. We have the capability of undertaking video and telephone hearings. The situation will continue to change and so it is worth checking with us.
Life continues and disputes and issues will arise even during lockdown. Our team are here to help with matters both new and ongoing. Often matters do not require a court application. However where they do, matters will progress with hearings now to take place remotely where possible, using audio or video technology. Urgent matters are being prioritised and as a result other matters may be adjourned.