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70% increase in demand for wills during coronavirus crisis

The rate of those making their final will has increased by 70% since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown.

According to Tilly Bailey and Irvine Solicitors, there has been a “drastic” increase in the number of people applying to make their will or make amendments to existing documents. 

The solicitors said it is “obvious” that a global disruption such as this will spring people into action, as seen by panic buying and nervous reactions to social distancing.

It also said that health and the “worst case scenario” thought process have created this spike in people creating their wills as elderly clients and a reported 1.5 million vulnerable individuals were said to be behind the spike in queries, with key workers also contributing.

The likes of NHS workers and police officers have been told to put their affairs in order as precaution for their hard work on the frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ian Bond, chair of the Law Society’s wills and equity committee said: “Will-writing is one of those things on people’s to-do lists that they never get around to doing, but the current coronavirus crisis has focused their minds.”

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