May 14, 2020

On Sunday 10 May 2020, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that he would be easing the lockdown after 7 weeks of much of the nation having to #StayHome.

On Wednesday 13 May workers who are not able to work from home made their way back to work. This is part of...

April 13, 2020

If you would like to change the name on your passport or driving licence, you may wish to arrange for a change of name deed. A change of name deed, also known as a 'deed poll' is a legal document signed in front of two witnesses. It expresses that:-

• You have abandoned...

April 2, 2020

Digital assets refer to property that is stored on any electronic device such as a laptop, phone or tablet. The term encompasses a large variety of goods including online bank accounts, digital photos, online subscriptions, emails, passwords, loyalty points, crypto cur...

March 24, 2020

It is often believed that once a Will has been made the wishes of the testator must be followed. Yet, there is a key exception to this. Under the Inheritance Provision for Family and Dependents Act 1975, your Will could be challenged by certain groups of people.

A perso...

March 17, 2020

You may have read reports and articles concerning a ‘million pound nil rate band’. However, if you pass away having never married/entered into a civil partnership and with no children to survive you, it is likely that anything above £325,000 in your estate would be tax...

March 10, 2020

The Government has announced a revision to the rules that the people who administer your estate must follow if you don’t have a valid will. The Government has increased the statutory legacy from £250,000 to £270,000 for deaths from 6 Feb 2020. This is an effective 8% i...

February 28, 2020

In any civil litigation case, the claimant and the defendant has the choice to make an offer to the other side to settle the dispute without going to court. This offer can either be accepted or rejected.

In November 2019, the High Court made a judgement in the case of H...

February 18, 2020

It can come as a shock to find that the plans of someone you know who recently passed were not followed through. It could be where a close relative thought that they were going to be a beneficiary, only to have been excluded.  There may be circumstances where you may s...

January 24, 2020

You have received a letter from a legal organisation who are threatening to take legal action against you.  This could be in relation to a breach of contract, an unpaid debt or even the conduct of your favourite family pet.

In England and Wales, a Claimant does not need...

December 23, 2019

If you have recently suffered from an accident resulting in injury, it can be difficult to think ahead.

Taking legal action often seems like a daunting prospect however, we have put together seven simple steps you can take to help support any claim you may decide to bri...

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