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Case study: LPAs voided due to incorrect signature

The Court of Protection recently ruled that two Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) made by an elderly lady had to be cancelled because an attorney had witnessed the donor’s signature....

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Who gets responsibility of my child if I die?

The thought of preparing for your own death, be it writing a Will or putting money aside for funeral arrangements, is difficult enough as it is, let alone thinking about...

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What’s the difference between a Lasting Power of Attorney and Deputyship?

In light of Parkinson’s Awareness Month 2019, our Court of Protection solicitors look at how deputyship can help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety around making decisions on behalf...

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Can you stop the clock on Inheritance Act claims?

  Standstill Agreements are widely used in cases where parties are attempting to resolve matters themselves but they are up against time restrictions, specifically the date on which you have...

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Increased probate fees: what does this mean for you and your loved ones?

The Government recently announced a resurrection of their 2017 plans to introduce a fee structure for probate applications, with the value of the deceased’s estate dictating the cost of the...

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Who should prepare my Will?

Most people would decline car insurance from a provider with a notoriously low percentage of claims pay-outs and awful customer service ratings, even if the package on offer is the...

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Purchasing a property: Do I need a Declaration of Trust?

In all the excitement of a new home together, it’s easy for individuals to forget to take steps to formalise their legal position or protect the money they have invested....

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Do I need a Will?

It’s estimated that over 60% of British adults do not have a Will. Like home insurance, Wills are optional; you don’t have to have one but the consequences of not...

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Protect your loved ones this ‘Write a Will’ fortnight

No one wants to think about what would happen to our loved ones if we weren’t around, so it’s no surprise that the idea of making a Will is not...

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What are the benefits of trusts?

What are trusts? The broad purpose of a trust is simple: to help families control how assets such as cash, investments or property are handed over to the next generation....

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Do I need a grant of probate?

When a person passes away, it often falls to a family member or spouse to act as the executor of their Will, making sure that their final wishes for their...

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Making your Wills together

Need to know the differences between Joint Wills, Mutual Wills and Mirror Wills? In this article our Wills, Trusts + Probate team explain the different effects of each testamentary document....

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