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2708, 2019

Don’t let the law decide who inherits your estate.

By |August 27th, 2019|Wills|

There has been a dramatic increase over the last 15 years in the number of inheritance disputes reaching the High Court in England and Wales. In 2005, there were just 15 cases brought to the High Court under the Inheritance (Provisions for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, compared to 158 [...]

2205, 2019

Office of the Public Guardian campaigns for more people to have Lasting Powers of Attorney

By |May 22nd, 2019|Power of Attorney|

The Office of the Public Guardian has recently launched a campaign to try to persuade more people to have Lasting Powers  Attorney (LPA). A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal tool that allows you to state who you would like to make decisions on your behalf, should you [...]

504, 2019

Loyalty Points

By |April 5th, 2019|Wills|

According to TopCashback.co.uk, UK adults build up £5.7billion through loyalty schemes each year. This equates to around £122 per person from an average of five loyalty schemes. Additionally, TopCashback.co.uk’s report revealed that 93% of people are unaware that you can pass on loyalty points after death, with only 5% of [...]

509, 2018

The remarkable legacy left behind by Sir Ken Dodd

By |September 5th, 2018|Probate & Estate Administration|

Sir Ken Dodd OBE passed away on the 11th of March 2018, leaving behind an incredible legacy. The comedy king of one liners had a career lasting over 60 years, residing in Knotty Ash in Liverpool for his entire life. He had died in the same place he was born, [...]

307, 2018

If it sounds too good to be true…

By |July 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized, Wills|

British banks have recently hit the headlines for their approach to will writing back in the early 2000s and late 1990s. It has been revealed that a staggering 1.5million grieving families could lose thousands of pounds after they were sold wills by the banks. Numerous British banks offered cheap will [...]

2706, 2018

Don’t put it off: protect your loved ones with a will

By |June 27th, 2018|Wills|

"Are you going to land your family in legal chaos after you die?" The Sunday Times has just published an article based on research commissioned by Which?  reporting that more than 30 million British adults are not covered by a will, and those who do make one generally don’t get [...]

202, 2018

Record number of inheritance disputes reaching the High Court

By |February 2nd, 2018|Probate & Estate Administration|

A record number of inheritance disputes are reaching the High Court despite rising court costs and the risk involved with losing a case. The number of cases brought to the High Court under the Inheritance Act in 2005 was 15, compared to 116 cases in 2015. But this is only [...]