Below we answer some of the general frequently asked questions
Q. Is April King Regulated?
A. Our lawyers are regulated by either the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) or the Chartered Institute of Legal Executors (CILEx). Also included in our team are specialist Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP’s), and we have access to barristers through the Bar Council’s Licensed Access Scheme or Public Access Scheme where appropriate.
Where clients instruct one of our paralegals, their work is supervised by our qualified, experienced in-house lawyers. Each client is informed at the outset of the regulatory status of the relevant staff member within our client care agreements.
We operate in a Chambers type model where the individual lawyer is regulated as opposed to the firm itself. Indeed, April originally stood for the Association of PRactising Independent Lawyers.
The ‘King’ part of our name refers to our founder and CEO, Paul King. Paul is a full member of STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Full members of STEP such as Paul are specialists in inheritance and succession planning.
Q. We’ve made Wills with another firm; can we still come to you?
A. Yes, around 90% of our clients come to us having previously made Wills with another firm.
Q. How do I gift items such as jewellery?
A. You can do one of two things. Either gift them in the Will, or we can give you a codicil gift list for you to complete. These gift lists do not need to be completed at the time of making the Will, so you can take your time over this. Furthermore, you can update or change these codicils at any time and as often as you like at no cost.
Q. If we protect our respective half share of the home from the survivor’s care cost fees, can they move to another property or downsize?
A. Yes, these provisions are written into the Will.
Q. Do you do home visits?
A. Yes, we are happy to visit you at home at no extra cost, we actually encourage them!
Q. We have not heard of April Wills® before; are they in a new thing?
A. April Wills® are different to standard Wills. They are tailored to your own family situation. Our specialist team of estate lawyers have
developed various proven legal strategies with one aim in mind, to protect your children and grandchildren’s inheritance.
Q. Who is April?
A. April originally stood for the Association of PRacticing Independent Lawyers. In 1996, April Law merged with King & Co to form April King Legal. Paul King is the Director and Head of Legal.
Q. How do I make a free appointment to speak with an advisor?
A. April King has locations nationwide. We can arrange for you to have an initial appointment, without charge or any obligation on your part, with one of our friendly legal advisors via FaceTime or our own easy to use video system. You are most welcome to book an appointment to meet at one of our local offices, and we will also be pleased to visit you at your home, subject to availability, at no extra charge.
At April King, our lawyers will look at your individual family circumstances and explain which options would be most suitable for you.
April King Legal offers:
A free information pack about Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Smart ways to pass what you’ve worked so hard for down your bloodline.
A free one-hour appointment to discuss your Will, without obligation.
Highly competitive fees, and home visits at no extra charge.*
Individual bespoke advice based on your personal circumstances and goals.
Firm run by a STEP-qualified lawyer and regulated lawyer-managed process.
If, after you’ve met our advisor, you’re not convinced that our advice is right for you, simply walk away.
There’s no obligation whatsoever to proceed.
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