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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.
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