BUSINESS CONTINUES DURING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN

Sadly many businesses have had to close their doors during the coronavirus lockdown but at Roper James we recognise that people may need our services more than ever at this time.
As this article on the BBC News says, Solicitors are reporting a huge increase in demand for will writing services, as the awareness of mortality amid a pandemic increases and those with debts or legacies want to get paperwork in order. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52215141
It continues by saying that anyone thinking of writing a will is being urged to seek professional advice, as do-it-yourself wills from online templates can risk being illegal and invalidated.
Failing to correctly sign a will in front of two independent witnesses, who are physically present, in England and Wales is likely to lead to a judge ruling the document, and any legacy in it, invalid.
Roper James are happy to help during these unprecedented times. Our Head of Wills and Probate, Melanie Cotterill, can take instructions by telephone, email, Skype or Facetime and draft a Will within a couple of days (even quicker in extremely urgent cases). She can then attend your house with a colleague to witness your signature which finalises the Will. We will of course ensure your safety by maintaining correct social distancing, wearing gloves, sanitising our hands and bringing our own pens.
If you think we can be of assistance, please call Melanie on 07592 532091 or email mailto:melaniecotterill@roperjames.co.uk for a FREE no obligation discussion to see if she can assist.

We are a modern, progressive and specialist Solicitors’ Practice specialising in Medical Negligence and all types of Personal Injury Claims, enhanced with professional, highly experienced and approachable Commercial Property and Wills and Probate Departments.

Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence

We are medical negligence solicitors specialising in medical negligence claims whether they arise as a result of medical accidents, poor care either from a GP or Hospital, or mis-prescribed drugs from the chemist.
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Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Roper James Solicitors cover many different areas of accidents and illness, take a look below to see what fits your needs and click the links to find more information. Then contact us and we’ll see what we can do to help!
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Wills and Inheritance Tax Planning

Wills and Inheritance Tax Planning

Advice available for Wills, Asset Protection, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection Deputy Orders.
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Probate and Estate Administration

Probate and Estate Administration

Advice available for Probate, Estate Administration and helping you dispute a Will
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Commercial Property and Leases

Commercial Property and Leases

Roper James Solicitors offer comprehensive services for all aspects of Commercial Property and Leases
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Family Law

Family Law

Roper James Solicitors can help you with all aspects of family law, offering a full and comprehensive service to care for your family's needs
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Buying and Selling a Home

Buying and Selling a Home

Roper James Solicitors can help you to buy or sell your home.
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Employment Law

Employment Law

Roper James can assist with any Employment Law Issue
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BUSINESS CONTINUES DURING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN

Sadly many businesses have had to close their doors during the coronavirus lockdown but at Roper James we recognise that people may need our services more than ever at this time.
As this article on the BBC News says, Solicitors are reporting a huge increase in demand for will writing services, as the awareness of mortality amid a pandemic increases and those with debts or legacies want to get paperwork in order. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52215141
It continues by saying that anyone thinking of writing a will is being urged to seek professional advice, as do-it-yourself wills from online templates can risk being illegal and invalidated.
Failing to correctly sign a will in front of two independent witnesses, who are physically present, in England and Wales is likely to lead to a judge ruling the document, and any legacy in it, invalid.
Roper James are happy to help during these unprecedented times. Our Head of Wills and Probate, Melanie Cotterill, can take instructions by telephone, email, Skype or Facetime and draft a Will within a couple of days (even quicker in extremely urgent cases). She can then attend your house with a colleague to witness your signature which finalises the Will. We will of course ensure your safety by maintaining correct social distancing, wearing gloves, sanitising our hands and bringing our own pens.
If you think we can be of assistance, please call Melanie on 07592 532091 or email mailto:melaniecotterill@roperjames.co.uk for a FREE no obligation discussion to see if she can assist.

We are a modern, progressive and specialist Solicitors’ Practice specialising in Medical Negligence and all types of Personal Injury Claims, enhanced with professional, highly experienced and approachable Commercial Property and Wills and Probate Departments.

Tim Roper became my rock while fighting a particularly difficult case. He was available at any time and nothing was too much trouble. He answered all my questions with patience and great knowledge. He showed all of my family kindness and kept us all going when our situation put us in stressful times. He became our friend to which we still feel comfortable in turning to today. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Mrs E Pooley, Cornwall

May I take this opportunity to thank you for all your courteous help and the professional and prompt handling of my claim.

Mr F, St Helens

I'd like to thank you very much for your endeavour and tenacity. I appreciate your help.

Mr H, South Wales

I would like to thank you for the way you handled the case and the speed in which you carried it out.

Mr Morgan

I would like to thank you for the efficient way you have handled my claim. You have kept me informed of all developments without burying me in paper. It has been a pleasure doing business with you.

Mr P, Tavistock

I am delighted with my cheque...may I say your business manner to clients is first class; you kept me informed of all stages of progress which ended with a very positive result – thank you.

Mr D Blewitt, Cwmbran, South Wales

I would sincerely like to offer my most heartfelt thanks for all your work achieving such a successful conclusion to my hearing loss claim. I expected little success from the claim however you have worked miracles and we are grateful for your endeavours.

Mr W, Plymouth

Thank you for the courteous and professional manner in conducting the successful claim on my behalf. I was slightly apprehensive at the start but I am now pleased with your excellent help.

Mr H, Plymouth

Further to your letter enclosing a cheque in settlement of my claim, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of my wife and me to thank you for everything you have done and the professional way you have handled my case to bring about this result. We are both exceptionally happy with both the way in which you handled our case as well as the final outcome.

Mr R, Essex