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28th March to 3rd April marks “Update your Will Week”

This year, SFE, a membership body representing over 1,600 solicitors specialising in working with older and vulnerable people, has launched “Update Your Will Week” (28th March – 3rd April) in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of updating your will regularly. 

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We’re Recruiting: Private Client Solicitor

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated Private Client Solicitor/Legal Executive with 3+ years PQE to join our team.

Life interest wills

Life Interest Wills – ensure your loved ones are provided for during their lifetime

Life Interest Wills ensure your loved ones are provided for during their lifetime while protecting the value of assets for your beneficiaries.

lasting powers of attorney

Importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney during the COVID-19 pandemic

There is a general misconception that a Lasting Power of Attorney is a document to consider much later in your life. However, this is a key document to have in place before you lose capacity. Another misconception is that the kind of illness that would require an LPA to be in place would be dementia or […]

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Making a Will in the Garden – Adapting our services for unprecedented times

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that the Government’s definition of Key Workers involves solicitors who act in relation to the preparation of Wills.  In an area of law which hasn’t changed in nearly two hundred years, how has the private client department adapted to the uncertainty of Covid 19 to find innovative solutions to […]

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The Importance of Updating your Will if you Remarry

When big changes happen in your life, which could include getting remarried, the last thing you are probably thinking about is updating your Will to factor in these changes. Yet it is so important to alter your existing Will or draw up a new one if circumstances change, or you could find your final wishes are not carried out and your inheritance is not passed on to specific family members.

Power of Attorney Risks

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Power of Attorney

The risks of signing a power of attorney have been highlighted by a retired senior judge, who says the current system is open to abuse and its lack of safeguards can have a “devastating” impact on family relationships.

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