Direct appointments

Making a Will & Powers of Attorney During COVID-19

As lawyers who prepare Wills are classed as key workers, we can support you with making a Will and Lasting Powers of Attorney during this pandemic through our direct service.

How does a direct appointment work?

Our direct appointments work in a similar way to our regular appointments:

We’ll book an appointment date and time that is convenient for you.
Legal advice
At the agreed time, your Lawyer will call you to discuss your situation, or initiate a video call if you prefer.
Legal information
Your lawyer will suggest any necessary legal work and provide a quote. There’s no obligation.
write legal documents
If you decide to proceed, your lawyer will draft any necessary legal documents for you.
Posted legal documents
Your documents will arrive in the post. If you’re not happy with anything, just get in touch and we’ll amend them for you.
Once you’re happy, we’ll deal with any final formalities and your documents will be stored securely for you if you’ve requested this service

What types of work are suitable for a direct appointment?

We offer direct appointments for Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deputyship Orders and Probate appointments. Direct appointments are not offered for other types of work. Instead, we offer a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote where legal work is appropriate.

How much does a direct appointment cost?

For Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deputyship and Probate we offer a direct appointment of up to an hour, free of charge.

What happens during a direct appointment?

Our lawyer will telephone you at an agreed time on an agreed day. If you’re seeking advice as a couple (for example, on making a Will), you’ll need a phone that lets you put our lawyer on speaker. Importantly, this allows our lawyer to advise you together. They will start by introducing themselves and the firm, before providing you with the opportunity to discuss your aims and concerns. They will then provide you with clear, jargon-free advice and set out the legal options available to you. If legal work is appropriate, they will provide a quote without obligation.

Who will I be speaking to?

Our direct appointments are conducted by one of our experienced and knowledgeable legal team.

“Our clients find that Direct Appointments are an extremely convenient way to access quality legal advice, without having to leave their homes. We speak to clients at a time convenient to them, using the phone or video – whichever they feel most comfortable with. In today’s fast-paced society, direct appointments allow us to serve more clients in a way that best suits their needs and circumstances.”

~ Lee Southern, Solicitor at April King

How do I book a direct appointment?

To request an appointment, fill in your details below and a member of the team will be in touch.

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… or call us on 0800 788 0500 (Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm)