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Category Archives: Wills Trusts & Probate

Dates of our Glossop LPA Week 2018 Confirmed

We will be holding our annual Lasting Powers of Attorney Week from Monday 5th to Friday 9th November at our Ellison Street office. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to appoint a trusted friend, relative or professional to make decisions about your finances, property and personal welfare in the event that you are... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team – asks: Is the current law on Wills outdated?

The Law Commission for England and Wales has proposed that the law around Wills should be updated and brought into the “modern world”. The Law Commission wants to change the existing rules about how to create a valid Will where the individual has made their intentions clear in another form. Today’s case that has been... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor – discusses the news that a court ruling is not needed to withdraw care.

The Court of Protection has recently ruled that legal permission will no longer be required to end care for patients in a permanent vegetative state. This means that if doctors and close family members believe that it is in the individual’s best interest then doctors can withdraw treatment that will lead to the end of... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team – asks: Is the current law on Wills outdated?

The Law Commission for England and Wales has proposed that the law around Wills should be updated and brought into the “modern world”. The Law Commission wants to change the existing rules about how to create a valid Will where the individual has made their intentions clear in another form. Under the current law, for... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss 2017 LPA Week Confirmed

Do you need a Lasting Power of Attorney or have you thought about getting one? If you have then you might be interested to know that we will be holding our 2017 Lasting Power of Attorney Week from Monday 6th to Friday 10th March at our Glossop office. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables... Read the rest of this entry →

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Private Client Newsletter – August 2016

Welcome to our latest departmental newsletter.  The focus this month is on our Private Client team. DeBrieF Q&A Holly Rogalski – trainee solicitor in our Private Client department – answers some of the most commonly asked questions when someone dies without making a Will. How can you be sure that the deceased did not make... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Johnson – solicitor in our Private Client team – discusses why you are never too young to make a Will.

Most people I meet who don’t have Wills always say to me that they know it is something they need to do and they keep meaning to get around to it.  Below is a list of reasons as to why you should have a Will now, no matter what age you are:- 1. Unmarried Couples... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Johnson – solicitor in the Private Client team – asks whether a Court can ignore your Will.

A general principle of English Law has always been that you are free to leave your assets to whomever you wish via a Will. This included disinheriting your children should you choose to do so.  However, there are some circumstances where a claim can be made against your estate by your child if they think... Read the rest of this entry →

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Wills, Trusts & Probate Newsletter – July 2015

Welcome to our latest departmental newsletter.  The focus this month is on our Private Client team. DeBrieF FACTS Laura Johnson – a solicitor in our Private Client department – explains Deeds of Variation. What Are They? If a deceased person left a Will, their estate must be distributed in accordance with their Will. If the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Wills, Trusts & Probate Newsletter – March 2015

Welcome to our latest departmental newsletter. The focus this time is on our Wills, Trists and Probate team. DeBrieF TEAM SPOTLIGHT: Karen Witter, Partner… What does your role at Davis Blank Furniss involve? I am a partner and the head of the Private Client department. I specialise in dealing with high value and complex probates,... Read the rest of this entry →

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