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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...

September 29, 2016

If you want to safeguard your assets for your family, it is important to make sure you put as much protection in place as possible whilst you are still able to do so. However, whilst you are alive it is important that you have full access to, and use of your assets, so...

September 16, 2016

.... but only 50 meters across the courtyard at Lakeside Lodge!

If you know where our old office is you wont find us there now. Instead come to the front of the courtyard and find us facing the car park.

We would love you to see our new offices so if you want to pop in,...

September 1, 2016

We have decided to write a short article about unregulated legal service providers and hopefully get some understanding out there about what regulation means and what it can mean if you use an unregulated firm or person.

Firstly you should know that some legal services...

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