Talk to us:

01566 772375

Talk to us:

01566 772375


Information to gather for your probate solicitor

As executor of the estate, it is your responsibility to ensure your probate solicitor has all the information necessary to administer the estate. The amount of information will depend on the complexity of the deceased person’s various assets and investments and how well organised they were with their paperwork. ‘The better the information that you

Why you should always use a solicitor to prepare your will

Making a will is one of the best things you can do to ensure your family are taken care of when you die and that your money, property and other belongings are passed on to the people or good causes you have chosen. To make a valid will there are certain requirements that need to

What happens when there is no health & care LPA in place

‘Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well,’ said Mark Twain in 1881 – when on average men died at 50 and women reached 56. Nowadays, average life expectancy for men in the UK is 79 and 83 for women, and one-in-every-fourteen people over 65 is likely

Appointing a guardian for your children

The possibility of both you and your partner dying while your children are still under 18 verges on the unthinkable but, however unlikely this situation might seem, it is important that you make provision for it in your will. Unless you have given specific instructions, children left without any parents can be placed in care

Will Brexit affect my pension?

If you are currently one of in excess of 220,000 people living overseas with a UK pension, you will be pleased to hear that you will continue to receive your pension whatever the outcome of Brexit. Your concern should be what your pension will be worth as time goes on. The UK currently has an

How to apply for a grant of probate

If someone you know has died and has left a Will, and you have been asked to deal with their affairs, you need to be able to prove that you have the legal right to do this.  Otherwise, you will run into difficulties when trying to access their bank accounts or sell their property and

The Bank of Mum and Dad: top tips when lending money to your children  

If your children or grandchildren are struggling to get onto the property ladder you may have considered offering them money to help.  If you have, you are not alone.  According to a recent report by Legal and General, family and friends in the UK gave their loved ones £5 billion to fund house purchases in