How Kate Garraway’s Current Situation Highlights The Importance Of A LPA

Many people will be aware of the nightmare that Kate Garraway, the TV presenter, has been suffering over the past year with her husband having been seriously ill in hospital...


What Is The Self-Dealing Rule & How To Protect The Trust?

There is a little known rule, which is referred to as the prohibition against ‘self-dealing’. This article sets out what the self-dealing rule is, how trustees could avoid being in...


The Importance Of Making A Will – Deathbed Wishes Must Meet Strict Requirements If They Are Held To Be Valid

When a person dies their estate will pass according to their last made Will or in accordance with the rules of Intestacy when there is no Will. This may create...


How Does A Charity Obtain Payment Of A Legacy Made By Someone Living Abroad?

It is not unusual these days for people to have property and assets abroad and sometimes live there, and sometimes die there. In the circumstances where a deceased person has...


Is New Evidence Of Bad Character Enough To Overturn A Previous Decision?

Witnesses are a key component in most cases and may often be the determining factor of a case’s outcome. The Court tend to rely on a witnesses evidence unless the...


Could An Admin Error Void Your Will?

Whilst we like to think Solicitors never mistakes, there are of course instances where mistakes do happen. These mistakes have potential to leave a client with a decision or impact...


Detention Under The Mental Health Act 1983 During COVID-19

Under the Mental Health Act 1983, before a person is detained they must be personally seen and examined by an approved mental health professional. This of course poses particular risks...


Health & Welfare Proceedings In The Court Of Protection – How Long Will It Take?

The Court of Protection has the jurisdiction to make decisions on any issue concerning the health and welfare of a protected party, i.e. an individual who lacks capacity to make...


COVID-19 Vaccine Reaches The Court Of Protection

The current and on-going pandemic has divided opinions across the world as to how best to limit its spread and ensure a return to the previous normality, and within the...


Moving Home At 18 Years Old, But How Is This Decision Made For A Disabled Young Adult?

As with many parents of disabled young adults when the time comes to decide to move home, the decision can at times be harder for the family. Katie Price opened...


Coronavirus Lockdown 3.0 – Can I Still Make Or Amend A Will?

When the country was plunged into a third national lockdown by the Government earlier this month, the Wills and Probate industry – that historically has always relied on face-to-face contact...


Coronavirus Lockdown Three – Can I Still Make A Lasting Power Of Attorney?

The New Year is typically a time when people look to sort out their legal affairs, such as making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). However, this year, due to...