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...
Plan Ahead with a Lasting Power of Attorney

Plan Ahead with a Lasting Power of Attorney

Plan Ahead with a Lasting Power of Attorney The numbers of registrations of Lasting Powers of Attorney have increased over the years as people plan ahead to ensure that the management of their affairs can continue even when they no longer have mental capacity....
Claudia’s Law comes into force

Claudia’s Law comes into force

Find out how Claudia’s Law, officially known as Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017, will help ease the burden of the families of a missing person. Claudia Lawrence You may remember the case of Claudia Lawrence who went missing in York in 2009. Whilst the police...