COVID-19 RESILIENT FOR LOCKDOWN 3

We are proud to confirm that our offices in Taunton and Ilminster remain open for business, just as they were during the previous national lockdown, when we made legal history and reformed the law on Wills.

The government has officially sanctioned solicitors continuing to provide legal services to the public during this latest lockdown.  Follow the LINK to the HMG website.

We are delighted to continue providing our clients with our full range of legal services: including Conveyancing, Family law, Litigation, Wills, Powers of Attorney and Administration of Estates and more.

Unlike many law firms, we have adapted our working arrangements to enable us to provide a range of important and urgent legal services remotely and conveniently; no matter where you live.  This includes remotely witnessed Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, certification of documents, administration of oaths and statutory declarations, even court proceedings.

For more information on visiting our offices, see here.

A TRADITION OF LEGAL EXCELLENCE

At Broomhead & Saul we have been providing expert legal services to a broad range of personal and business clients since 1895.

Traditional and Modern

We are based at our two offices in the historic town centres of Taunton and Ilminster. As a traditional law firm we offer a full range of easily accessible first rate legal services including advice in Children and Family law, Residential Property, Wills, Powers of Attorneys and Probate law. We also have a strong Litigation & Dispute Resolution service offering.

Covid-19 

Broomhead & Saul remain open for business.  Indeed, we are experiencing increased demand  especially for our residential conveyancing, wills, lasting powers of attorney and other later life services, as well as our family law services; all of which we are able to meet.

So  please, contact us in the usual way, if you wish.  We can still see you in person at either of our offices, but this must be by prior appointment. We ask all our visitors to adhere to our social distancing and Covid-19 safety procedures.

Our office based and remote working staff are also able to handle your inquiries and new instructions by post, email or phone in the usual manner.

Alternatively, for internet users, we offer a confidential face-to-face audio-visual consultation service (using standard video conferencing or social media technology), to enable you to meet us from the comfort and safety of your home; no matter where you live.

Access to professional legal services has never been easier nor more direct.

Broomhead & Saul: Simply Miles Ahead

On 29 July 2020 we made legal history when we devised and managed what was probably the world’s first cross-border remote will execution.

We were instructed by an elderly lady who had retired to live in Crete.  She was concerned by the risk to her health due to the Covid19 implications of travelling to the UK to set her English affairs in order.

Thanks to our successful law reform campaign, initiated in early June (in partnership with Solicitors Title LLP, see also  Broomhead & Saul leads the way), we were able to supervise the entire process of preparing, signing and witnessing her will from our Taunton office, without her needing to leave the comfort and safety of her home in Chania; over two thousand miles away.  This was achieved using the popular and widely available Zoom video conferencing application.

The client, who is approaching her eighth decade and who had never used social media or video conferencing apps before, expressed her appreciation with these words: ‘Thank you so much for all that you have done in recent days to organize and produce the distant will for me.  I had imagined that it would be a very complicated operation and take a considerable time to arrange, but you made it all so easy for me.

Contact Dr Bevan on 01823 288121 or at nicholas.bevan@broomhead-saul.co.uk for further details.

We are the first law firm in the country to offer a video witnessing of wills service for clients who need to avoid the risk of exposure to the coronavirus; regardless of whether they are local or living abroad.