We are delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Yates as the firm’s new Head of Private Client. Karen joins from Napthens in Preston. Her new role will see her focusing on a variety of core work including wealth and succession planning, inheritance tax advice, trust creation and administration, wills, lasting powers of attorney and... Read the rest of this entry →
Category Archives: Wills Trusts & Probate
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 →
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 →
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 →
Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team – asks: Is the current law on Wills outdated?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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →