Covid-19 Advice and guidance

We continue to receive a high volume of enquiries relating to employment law including furlough workers, and self-employment.

Visit our dedicated Employment Law Coronavirus Support page which includes a toolkit of guides, frequently asked questions and further information.

Additionally, here’s our Commercial Recoveries Coronavirus Support page, covering the essentials of increasing the amount of cash flowing in to your business by recovering invoices up to six years old.

If you are a business landlord or tenant, here are the essentials you need to know about leases and forfeiture.

We hope you all stay well and healthy over the coming months.

Thank you, NHS Heroes!

Hillyer McKeown is saying thank you to NHS workers through the NHS Heroes Scheme. For every Will instruction received between Thursday 7th and Friday 29th May 2020 we will give a free standard Will to an NHS worker, as a gift to say thank you.

People can book a Will appointment with an advisor at or 01244 318131.

Coronavirus imageOpen for business – our response to coronavirus (Covid-19)

HM has temporarily closed all offices to visitors.

With the ongoing situation surrounding coronavirus (Covid-19), we would like to reassure you that here at HM, we are taking proactive steps. This includes regularly reviewing our policies and procedures in accordance with daily updates advised from the government and the WHO. We have also made sure security and confidentiality is maintained, and have put in place ways to make sure documents can be signed safely and securely.

We are here to help colleagues, clients and associates over the next weeks and months through the current challenges.

We can reassure you that most of our dedicated team now delivering services from home via phone appointments, keeping the risks low for everyone involved. All our advisers are experienced to provide you with the essential legal advice and guidance you require over the phone, without comprising our gold-standard client service.

If you are concerned about an appointment, and would like to re-arrange it to be over the phone, please contact us by email or give us a call.

We remain committed to doing all that we can to protect everyone concerned, especially our more vulnerable clients. Phone consultations will still mean you are receiving access to our same quality service during this uncertain period.

Do you have concerns about your personal and business affairs during this challenging time surrounding Covid-19?

We are in the midst of a very difficult and unprecedented situation. Please be reassured that we’re here to help you through the coming months however we can to ease your worries. Contact us for a free initial discussion about your situation.

Here is a short video from Ruth, our Head of Wills, Trusts and Estates. Ruth explains how we can support you and ease your concerns about sorting or redrafting a Will, estate planning, nominating a Lasting Power of Attorney, or discussing a Business Will, protecting both business and personal assets.

Our friendly and approachable experts are here to help – please get in touch with our dedicated Wills, Trusts & Estates team. Phone appointments are available, as we move towards encouraging clients to follow stay-at-home guidance issued by the government and the NHS. 

Our Viper Committee (HM’s COBRA-like team) is reviewing government and public health guidance in relation to the Coronavirus daily. Follow us on social media for updates or revisit our dedicated website pages.

Thanks for your understanding and we hope that you have found our response reassuring. We are here to help and will continue to provide practical tips and guidance to help you through the coming months.