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NEWS FLASH: New Law, Remote Wills – Naomi Pinder

Please note that under very strict circumstances, the Government has introduced new rules to allow a Will signed by a self-isolated testator and witnessed remotely, to be a valid legal document.   Please note that the new rules are very restricted.   The usual rules must be followed if at all possible. ...
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Settlement Agreements – Catherine Higgins

With the Covid related upheavals to every aspect of our life, there are a lot of changes to workplaces.  Unfortunately, this has resulted in many people losing their jobs.     Settlement agreements are formal do...
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Future Protection of Loved Ones – Naomi Pinder

Family structure has changed enormously over the last 30 years I have been practising. There are more couples who live together who are not married and have children outside of the legal and social framework of marriage. There are more couples who have children from other relationships. The social stigmas att...
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Wills In The Days Of A Pandemic – Naomi Pinder

Modern medicine has meant that far more people are living longer, the care of babies and children has improved so much in recent years and thankfully the rate of infant mortality is very low here in the UK. Although, I always think about the countries where this is not the case and a child under 5 in Africa d...
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Wills In Lock Down – Naomi Pinder

More people than ever are worrying about what would happen to their estates after they have died, the current pandemic has heightened everyone’s awareness and our own mortality is no longer a taboo subject.   Most people understand that making a Will is a good idea, but many people also put it on...
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Reasons Why Young Parents Should Make Wills – Naomi Pinder

When my son told me that he and his wife were expecting a baby I was overjoyed, and then I asked him if he had life insurance. My son’s reply was that he didn’t need it because he had death in service at work, so I asked him what would happen if he was no longer working at that place when he died. The ans...
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Bereavement And Probate During Covid-19 – Naomi Pinder

It is a great privilege and blessing to be able to help families after the loss of a loved one. The legal and financial matters can seem like an unwelcome maze which becomes overwhelming, at a time when families need to remember their cherished mum or dad, son or daughter, brother or sister, husband or wife.<...
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