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News Category: Wills

  • 21 September 2020

    World Alzheimer’s Month: Let’s talk about Dementia

    World Alzheimer’s Day takes place on 21st September, and is part of World Alzheimer’s Month. This year the aim is to raise awareness, educate and encourage support to those who have been diagnosed with dementia and urge everyone to join in the conversation by becoming a Dementia Friend. Read more

  • 15 September 2020

    Virtual Will Signing – Q&A

    In the early stages of the coronavirus, Private Client solicitors in the legal profession reported an increase in demand for Will instructions as individuals and families rushed to update their Will or considered making one for the first time. Read more

  • 8 June 2020

    Lockdown Diaries: personal development and a new way of working

    In the first of our series of Lawyer lockdown diaries, Amy Taylor principal Solicitor from our Private Client team reviews what the 12 weeks of working in lockdown has meant to her and her clients. Read more

  • 18 May 2020

    Q&A: Making a Will in a pandemic

    When considering any form of later life planning making or updating a Will is something we advise all our clients to consider. In these unusual times private client lawyers have seen a rise in Will instructions, it is very likely that while in stable times it is a ‘job’ that is low on the ‘to do’ list, illness or change of circumstances has brought the topic back to the forefront of our minds. Read more

  • 11 May 2020

    Dying Matters Awareness Week

    Today is the start of Dying Matters Awareness Week and the aim is to raise awareness of the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement. Read more

  • 6 April 2020

    Private Client and Grants of Probate update

    In this article, Donna Taylor provides an update from the Private Client team focusing on making a Will during Covid-19 and the changes to the application process to obtain a Grant of Probate. Read more

  • 2 April 2020

    Coronavirus: Wills and Probate Frequently Asked Questions

    During these uncertain times of Covid-19, many people are wondering how they can make a Will and a Lasting Power of Attorney. Read more

  • 29 March 2020

    Coronavirus: Practical tips for making a Will

    One of the major hurdles for private client practitioners during this unprecedented period is having to rely on legislation from 1837 when advising on the execution of Wills. Read more

  • 12 February 2020

    Cohabiting couples – do you need to make a Will?

    Contrary to common belief, cohabiting couples do not automatically have a right to inherit their partner’s estate if they pass away without leaving a Will. It is therefore essential for cohabiting couples to create a Will if they wish to benefit each other on death. Read more

  • 16 April 2019

    What happens on the death of sole trader?

    Many small business owners will be surprised to learn that technically, on the death of a sole trader, the business dies too; any assets that are owned by the sole trader are part of the estate of the deceased for which probate must be obtained. Read more