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Intergenerational living

As a society, I think that we will see more multi-generational families living together. It makes sense on various levels, it provides security for families and can mean that vulnerable people aren’t living alone and dependant on the State for care in infirmity. There are lots of good positive aspects, prov...
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Why Make a Will, when I have already made one?

Why Make a Will, when I have already made one?   It is easy to think that once you have made a Will, that you can forget about it and not give it another thought. However, this can have unintended consequences particularly after your circumstances have changed and your Will ...
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Probate Application fees to increase from 26th January

Probate application fees will increase from £155 to £273 for all estates over £5,000 from 26th January 2022.   This represents an increase of just over 76%.   My Thoughts   We live in difficult economic times, rising inflation, impending rising incom...
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Spring clean… Planning for the Future

There is always a general amazement that another year is drawing towards its conclusion. There is so little daylight and the hours concertina together, it is a time for looking back and trying to look forward to a New Year.   We are honoured to help a lot of people in making plans for the future, i...
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Young Families and Wills

I have the privilege in helping many families after the passing of a loved one, it is always particularly sad where there are young children under 18 who have lost mum or dad.   It is extremely important for there to be a Will in place, without a Will the estate passes under the law of intestacy an...
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Do the Lawmakers believe in the Rule of Law?

I think that the consequences of the Government's apparent lack of respect for the Rule of Law and those who administer the legal system are extremely serious. I have no doubt that Mr Johnson and Miss Patel don't mean their words to be used to justify the use of violence in any way at all.  I work on the ba...
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Covid-19, Rules and Kindness

The seasons are changing, in fact we seem to have moved into autumn suddenly and without the customary Indian Summer. The nights are drawing in, it's dark in the mornings, it is wet, gloomy and cold. Our thoughts would normally be turning towards cosying up by the fire, and if we are fortunate to planning fam...
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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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