Good Morning Britain’s Kate Garraway has revealed the legal difficulties that she has faced on top of her husband’s battle with coronavirus, in a recent interview with The Times. The TV presenter spoke about how her husband Derek Draper, who is still fighting to recover from complications of coronavirus, does not have a lasting power […]
Income tax is something we think about regularly during our lifetime. We constantly ask questions such as “have we paid enough?” and “does HMRC owe us a refund?”, yet the topic is often forgotten about after someone has died. An executor, as part of their role in administering an estate, is required to finalise the […]
Put simply, creating a will ensures that your loved ones will be properly provided for and do not unexpectedly find themselves dependent on others. While many think their home and possessions will pass to their immediate family by default after their death, this is a common misconception; there is no guarantee this will be the […]
An oft-quoted statement we hear is “I only need a simple will”. Upon further discussions with clients, it may transpire that they have been married more than once or have a child or children from different relationships. A recent article in The Times Money reported on two children who had ‘lost out’ on their inheritance […]
This guide runs through some of the common questions asked about lasting powers of attorney; the different types, when they are used, and why they are used. We also discuss how solicitors can help you to put a lasting power of attorney in place. Though none of us likes to think about losing the ability […]
What can be said about 2020? Terms such as pandemic, lockdown, social distancing and furlough became commonplace. We’ve all had to drastically change the way we live and work this year, and all governments have had to think creatively to put in place steps to try and protect their economies. Those steps have come at […]
Traditionally, the practice of making a will or lasting powers of attorney has been somewhat ‘hands-on’, involving face-to-face meetings, signatures in the presence of witnesses, and so on. The coronavirus lockdown has abruptly put paid to this way of working, and with demand for wills and powers of attorney surging, we’ve been busy finding different, […]
Simon Cook discusses the importance of health & welfare lasting powers of attorney. Though no-one likes to think about losing the ability to manage our own affairs, it can happen. It is important to put arrangements in place so that others can make certain decisions for us in case we become unable to do this […]
Lawyers often refer to disputes around inheritance and challenging the validity of wills as ‘contentious probate’. On this page, we’ll focus on contesting a will; that is, exploring the reasons why a will may not be valid and how it can be legally challenged on this basis. Overview Click on the links on the table […]
In the latest update to intestacy rules (meaning the rules that take effect when someone dies without a will), the government has increased the fixed sum that partners with children are entitled to from their late spouse or civil partner’s estate. This sum is called the statutory legacy and it is supposed to be updated […]
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for our website to function and enable core functionality such as security and accessibility. These cookies do not store any personal information. You can block these cookies by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.
Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
Vimeo installs this cookie to collect tracking information by setting a unique ID to embed videos to the website.