We have acted and continue to act in many cases where urgent wills are required, indeed we have attended people in their final days in hospital to ensure that their will meets the appropriate requirements, and a valid will was made either as a first time will, or a new will.
The important factor in these situations is that the testator (the person making the will) should have the mental capacity to understand the instructions they are giving, and understand the consequences of the will, which must always be read through to them, and their confirmation and understanding of the will being made before the will is signed.
In view of the recent Corona virus epidemic, urgent wills have now become even more important. We are acting under the Government and Law Societies guidelines, in that we can if needed take instructions for wills remotely, i.e. over the telephone or via email, or letter correspondence system.