Walker Laird are Open and Here to Help

With the re-opening of our Estate Agency this past Monday it feels like things are finally beginning to return to normal.

When the Scottish Government announced the lockdown back in March, I, naively like many others, thought that we would back to normality in a matter of weeks. Things haven’t quite worked out like that. Sadly, thousands of Scots and hundreds of thousands of people around the world have passed away as a result of this silent yet deadly virus. We are now all adjusting to a new type of normal.

Lockdown gave us all time to reflect. During lockdown I listed a number of things I had been putting off for a while. The list did include glamorous things like cleaning out the hall cupboard! That reminds me I probably should get round to that…! However, I had also been putting off getting a will for some time.  Maybe the sudden appreciation of my own mortality or the many people sadly passing away brought this into immediate focus.

After contacting my colleague Ross McGinlay he explained the importance of having a will in place. He took care of the whole process so thankfully that is one thing I was able to tick off the list. The hall cupboard can wait! It’s a very straightforward process and if you don’t have a will I would give Ross a call.  Equally, if you are looking for a Power of Attorney to be put in place Ross can assist.

Lockdown was extremely difficult for everyone but affected people in different ways. In a previous blog, my colleague Anna Brown discussed how it was being reported that instances of domestic abuse had risen sharply in some EU countries as a result of lockdown. We have been consulted by a number of people in recent weeks in relation to difficulties they have had as a result of lockdown. Unfortunately this has varied from instances of domestic abuse to issues with obtaining contact to their children.

Our experienced family lawyers in Paisley, led by David Forbes, can also assist you with all family matters. Sadly, many couples are reporting that lockdown has caused further strains on their relationship. Our team are on hand to listen and provide pragmatic advice in respect of separation/divorce.

As we at Walker Laird, like everyone, try to navigate this “new normal” one thing that is unchanged is that we are here to help like we have been for over 200 years. Get in touch and we’d be happy to help.

Associate Solicitor