Winston Solicitors urges NHS and care workers to use free service

Winston Solicitors urges NHS and care workers to use free service

NHS and care workers in Leeds have a week to take advantage of the free will writing service from Winston Solicitors.

The law firm introduced the offer, which runs until 31 July, to give key NHS and care workers peace of mind during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.  

Howard Cohen, who specialises in wills, estate planning, lasting powers of attorney and probate work, including taxable estates, is a partner at Winston Solicitors.

He said: “We understand that because of this dreadful virus, more people are at risk, and we want to support those people who are working on the frontline by providing professional wills for free. It’s our way of showing our heartfelt thanks and appreciation of our heroic NHS and workers in the care sector.”

“The message we want to get across to everyone is that it is essential that they make a will if they wish to ensure those they love and care for are adequately provided for. We understand that people don’t want to focus on the worst case scenario, and that it can be upsetting to even think about a will, but it really is the only way to be certain that an individual’s wishes are fulfilled.”

Winston Solicitors is keen to emphasise that it is able to provide its services in a safe manner.

Cohen added: “Some people might be worried that because of the coronavirus it’s not possible to make a will, as they can’t visit a solicitor, or they are vulnerable or ill. Our client’s safety is our priority, which is why we are talking to people over the phone as well as offering face-to-face advice via video on Zoom, FaceTime and other apps.”

“We are sending correspondence via email and post and also advising people on how to obtain two witnesses, whilst maintaining social distancing. Its essential people fully understand what they are doing when making a will, and that they are not under any pressure or influence.”

“Talking to a professional solicitor is the best way to make sure everything is above board and it also often brings up key aspects of inheritance that people may not have even considered.”

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