September 27, 2019

Creating a will is the first step towards guaranteeing that your last wishes are followed and those you care about are left more secure.

However, naturally events begin to build up over time, which can render a will totally inaccurate or even directly contradictory when...

April 5, 2019

Step by step

  1. Report all lost or stolen documents, such as passports, driving licences, credit cards and cheque books to the organisation that issued them.

  2. Inform your bank, building society and credit card company of any unusual transactions on your statement.


March 29, 2019

One fifth of the population of the UK refuse to discuss death and more than a third of people have no idea who the executors of their parents' Wills are or even where the Will is kept. 

Death is a sad fact of life and it can place a huge burden on your loved ones when y...

March 22, 2019

Over a million people are entitled to claim a refund  in respect of fees paid to the Office of the Public Guardian for registering Lasting Powers of Attorney or Enduring Powers of Attorney between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017.  The Office of the Public Guardian (...

March 6, 2019

A recent poll by Direct Line Insurance suggests that 24% of People in the UK are prepared to contest a loved one's Will if they are excluded as a beneficiary.  Thousands of applications have been made to the Probate Registry to stop Wills being administered for various...

January 30, 2019

If your marriage has made it intact through January, then maybe you’re not a believer in the recent phenomenon described as Divorce Day.

In recent years, solicitors have been seeing a large spike in couples seeking divorce on one specific day of the year- the first work...

November 5, 2018

What do Executors do?

When we prepare your will for you, we will ask you who you would like to appoint as Executors. Anyone aged 18 or above can be an executor of your will. The Executor deals with the assets and will seek to distribute them, if they can, according to t...

October 19, 2018


Many people know a little about the “Seven Year Rule” relating to gifts made during your lifetime (rather than after your death under your Will or intestacy).  Such gifts are known as Potentially Exempt Transfers (PETs) because if you survive at least seven...

August 9, 2018

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of cases where Wills have been disputed.

This blog gives a brief overview of the some of the grounds of claim – but there are others!

Forged Will

This one is pretty obvious. If the Will was not genuinely made by th...

July 27, 2018

The world of work has changed; technology allows some of us to work from anywhere. If you live in a large town or city you can get food 24/7 and shop on line for shoes at breakfast and have them on your feet by the end of the day.

This may be great for consumers what ab...

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