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I am inundated with clients who want new Wills due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, but have no childcare. Could I be a key worker?

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Published on LexisPSL on 07/04/2020

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  • I am inundated with clients who want new Wills due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, but have no childcare. Could I be a key worker?

I am inundated with clients who want new Wills due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, but have no childcare. Could I be a key worker?

Clearly the execution of a new Will at this time will be a priority for many clients and solicitors are under a duty to act in a timely manner, taking into account factors such as age and state of health, which will be of particular concern at the moment. At the same time many legal practitioners will be struggling to work at full capacity due to lack of childcare.

The Department for Education is clear that every child who can safely be cared for at home should be in order to limit the spread of coronavirus. See Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities

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