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Category Archives: Private Client

Lasting Powers? Wednesday Jones – Probate Practitioner in our Private Client team – discusses Lasting Powers of Attorney

We lawyers are often accused of making things difficult to understand; using terms like whomsoever, subject to the preceding clauses, the party of the first part, per stirpes etc. It is believed that this love of all phrases complicated is a ploy to put the lay-person off dealing with legal issues themselves and to drive... Read the rest of this entry →

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War of the Wills – Wednesday Jones – Probate Practitioner in our Private Client team – discusses inheritance squabbles!

War of the Wills. Sounds like an episode of Game of Thrones, doesn’t it? But, as we in Private Client see on an all too regular basis, the truth is often stranger (and more depressing) than fiction. We advise our clients that having a valid Will is a sure-fire way to ensure everyone they love... Read the rest of this entry →

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The right to spite? Wednesday Jones – Probate Practitioner in our Private Client team – on claims against the estate

In Britain, we have always championed the importance of free Will. But when it comes to your Will, are you really free to dramatically disinherit your family – especially if you don’t get along? The case of Illot v Mitson brought this issue to the fore, with sensationalist headlines such as Charity cheats grieving daughter... Read the rest of this entry →

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Death of the Salesman? Wednesday Jones – Probate Practitioner in our Private Client team – discusses prepaid funeral plans.

In the Private Client department, we see clients who (after weeks of prevaricating, telephone calls and letters requesting further clarification) eventually decide not to write a Will. Even in this enlightened age, there remains a superstition related to all things mortal – we Brits do not like talking about death; particularly our own. Likewise, haggling... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Tyrer – Solicitor in our Family and Private Client teams – discusses the effect of Divorce and Separation upon your Will

If you are going through a marriage or relationship breakdown, understandably making a new Will is unlikely to be high on your priority list. However, if you have one, your existing Will may no longer be appropriate in the new circumstances and it is worth reviewing it sooner rather than later. Separation Separation can take... Read the rest of this entry →

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Who will look after your children should you die? Lewis Thompson – Solicitor in our Private Client department – discusses Wills: More than Money and Assets

When I am instructed to draft a Will for my client, I take care to take instructions not only regarding their property and finances but about their family matters as well. I often ask the question: Who will look after your children should you die? Children (minors) and the appointment of guardians is a major... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lewis Thompson, Private Client solicitor at Davis Blank Furniss

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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Lewis Thompson, Private Client Team solicitor for DBF Law

Lewis Thompson – Solicitor in our Private Client Team – discusses The Supreme Court Ruling on End of Life Treatment, Court of Protection and The Benefits of Making a Lasting Power of Attorney

On the 30th July this year, The Supreme Court made a landmark ruling that, where experts and loved ones agree, there is now no longer a need for court approval to withdraw CANH (Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration ) for patients in a permanent vegetative state. Before the ruling, doctors and family members would need... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Willis, Associate Solicitor in Private Client Team at DBF Law

Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team – on recent discussions in the press about Lasting Powers of Attorney

There has been some discussion in the press recently about Lasting Powers of Attorney and whether there are proper safe-guarding checks in place.  Here at Davis Blank Furniss, we advise clients about creating Lasting Powers of Attorney all of the time and discuss the advantages of having them in place. The main reason to have... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Willis, Private Client team associate solicitor at DBF Law

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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