Prince Philip’s Will is going to be kept secret

Prince Philip’s Will is going to be kept secret

It has been ruled that Prince Philip’s will is to be “sealed” for 90 years.What does “sealed” mean?By “sealing” a will, it will not become a public document for a set period of time as set by the Court. Instead, it will be locked away in a safe to which...
Dementia Action Week

Dementia Action Week

#DementiaActionWeek is a national event that sees the UK public taking action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. This year, the week will take place on 17th – 23rd May.  Many of our Life Planning team members are Dementia Friends and have an...
What happens if I don’t make a Will?

What happens if I don’t make a Will?

The recent COVID pandemic has reminded many of us of the importance of having our affairs in order including ensuring our Wills are up to date.  On 2nd December 2020, the Law Society unveiled new research showing 7% of respondents made or updated their will during the...
Intestacy Rules change today

Intestacy Rules change today

The Government has announced an increased in the statutory legacy when someone has died without making a Will. Currently if someone dies intestate leaving a spouse or civil partner and children (when they haven’t made a Will), their surviving spouse or civil partner...
Can I leave a legacy for my Pet?

Can I leave a legacy for my Pet?

Given the theme of our “Fortnightly ambles from the Shambles” last Thursday, it reminds us how much, as a nation, we love our pets and animals.  It therefore comes as no surprise that in the Life Planning Department we are often asked by clients what options are...