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January 10, 2020

One of the many challenges we legal practitioners specialising in Will drafting face, is establishing the testamentary capacity, (otherwise known as mental capacity), of our clients.  While in some cases, the presence or absence of sufficient mental capacity may be cle...

December 27, 2019

Is it a good idea to buy a pre-paid funeral plan? Here we explore some of the pros and cons.

December 20, 2019

With the end of the year approaching and all the excitement and prospect of a brand new shiny year soon to be, now is a good time to review your Will.

If you made your Will some years ago it will be time to review it, if you have had a change to your personal circumstan...

February 8, 2018

Dealing with the death of a loved one is hard enough; it is a shock, often sudden and cannot really be planned for. If you are also the Personal Representative officially dealing with the estate (the property and possessions of the person who has died) as either an exe...

February 2, 2018

Refunds are being offered to those who may have been charged more than was necessary to apply to register lasting or enduring powers of attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.

During this period, the Office of the Public Guardian’s (OPG) operating costs came do...

November 1, 2016

Deputies are appointed by the Court of Protection (COP) to manage the property and affairs and/or personal welfare of someone who lacks capacity to make certain decisions for themselves.

If a person does not have a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney, and they lack th...

November 1, 2016

Have you heard of accelerated inheritance tax products? No? Well you’re not alone. These products combine Business Property Relief (BPR) and group insurance policy in an attempt to provide immediate protection from Inheritance tax (IHT), as well as maintenance of acces...

October 14, 2016

Are you keen to protect your assets for your loved ones? Do you have children, and are you motivated to provide for them? If so, you have probably made a Will t

October 5, 2016

An IMCA is an “Independent Mental Capacity Advocate”.  An IMCA acts for a person who has a condition that is affecting their ability to make decisions. Such a c

September 30, 2016

As we become older we are often less able to look after ourselves. It is predicted that as many as 75% of us will need some form of long term care in the future.

If we have assets in excess of defined care fees thresholds, we will be expected to either meet the full cos...

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