24 March 2020
The situation in which we find ourselves as a result of the Coronavirus is unlike anything the globe has experienced in modern times. The challenges of social-isolation and the anxieties around the health and wellbeing of our families and friends are severe.
Ross Brown, head of BTO’s Wills and Estates team in Glasgow, said: “We are acutely aware that the coronavirus is the cause of great concern to many of our clients for a range of reasons. This is a time when we need to look after ourselves and to protect those around us and this is likely to involve making sure that all necessary legal mechanisms in relation to our personal affairs are in place.”
Ross Brown, Partner
Lynn Melville, Partner
In recognition of this requirement, BTO’s Wills and Estates team is offering a free 20-minute consultation with one of its specialist solicitors to discuss matters and to answer any questions or concerns individuals or their family members may have.
Ross added: “We are able to offer advice regarding Wills and what steps should now be taken to create one or to make sure that existing arrangements are up to date.”
“Putting a Power of Attorney in place has been another frequent request at this time to ensure that the right people have the power to make decisions about our clients’ finances and welfare in the event that they are unable to do so themselves.”
As face-to-face meetings are no longer an option, the team has established a dedicated telephone helpline (0141 225 4855) which is manned by the team in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The team is also able to answer any questions about Inheritance Tax, personal tax, trusts, and the administration of deceased estates.
Lynn Melville, Head of the team in Edinburgh, commented: “Our solicitors are available to discuss any legal worries and to offer support at a time when it may be needed the most. The offer of a free consultation is open to new and existing clients, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.”
BTO’s Wills and Estates team can also be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and video-conferencing facilities are available.
Ross Brown, Head of BTO’s Wills, Estates & Tax Planning team, Glasgow. E: email@example.com
Lynn Melville, Head of BTO’s Wills, Estates & Tax Planning team, Edinburgh: E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedicated helpline: 0141 225 4855