We all understand the importance of writing a will in order to protect our loved ones and express our wishes as to what we want to happen when we die. […]
Is it possible for someone with dementia to write a legal Will?
According to NHS statistics, 850,000 individuals in the United Kingdom have dementia. As a result of the increasing number of people living longer, this figure is expected to rise. In […]
What Are The Responsibilities Of An Executor Of A Will?
The executor of a will is the person who winds up the deceased’s estate. Where possible, they ensure that the deceased’s wishes are respected. The executor does not have to […]
Coronavirus: creating a will in uncertain times
At the time of writing this, 33,186 people have sadly had their lives taken away due to the Coronavirus outbreak. It’s an event that many cannot and wouldn’t think to […]
Coronavirus: 5 key legal documents you should prepare
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has altered the routines of most people. At a time like this, it may be worth considering what legal documents can protect you and your family’s […]
The future of wills
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic where social distancing is crucial, can you electronically sign a will? On 17 July 2019, the US passed the Uniform Electronic Wills Act […]
How should Digital Assets be dealt with in your Will?
What is a ‘digital asset’? There is currently no legal definition of digital assets in the UK despite their prevalence in our everyday lives. So what is a ‘digital asset’? […]
The Importance Of Writing A Will As Business Owner
Even if you don’t want to think about it, the unavoidable circumstance of leaving your business will arise in your lifetime. Retirement, passing away or passing the throne are all […]
Is it possible to mediate probate?
In today’s society it seems that long and demanding court proceedings are a part of any probate dispute. Emotions run high and concealed feelings and years of frustration are let […]
Lasting Power of Attorney: What is it and do I need one?
The number of individuals choosing to hand over control of their assets and affairs to a trusted attorney using a lasting power of attorney (LPA) has substantially risen in recent […]
5 reasons why it’s worth conducting an asset search on a deceased estate during probate
When a person dies, it’ll be necessary to go through probate to administer their estate and assets, but how do you know what assets they have? Here are 5 reasons […]
A guide to mirror wills – What are they and why are they important?
More than half of the UK adult population either choose to not have a will or simply don’t recognise the importance of one – but few realise the negative consequences […]