We last updated our wills in about 1997…they’re still lodged with a solicitor in Prestatyn, North Wales…a lot has happened since then so when we finally had enough money to get on with an update we duely made an appointment to see a solicitor in Berwick.
The day came for our update visit. The solicitor was very pleasant and we were soon chatting through the changes we wished to make to the will.
“By the way, what’s your current address?” she said.
“We live in Foulden Deans, just across the border into Scotland,” I replied.
Even as I said the word, “Scotland” I realised an awful truth, which was quickly confirmed by the solicitor…
“Scotland…then I’m afraid I can’t help you. I’m not allowed to practice Scottish law; you need a solicitor in Scotland. She helpfully gave us some possible contacts and we said our embarrased goodbyes.
Will I ever get the hang of this cross-border stuff…