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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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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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