Making A Will When You Own Foreign Assets

If you own assets abroad, such as a holiday home in France or Spain or a bank account in another country, then particular care needs to be taken when making...


What Is The Court Of Protection?

There are situations where a close friend or family member will need someone to act on their behalf for legal, financial or/and health and welfare decision making issues. A lot...


Expectation Of A Lifetime

The last 12 months have seen a flood of proprietary estoppel claims reaching the higher Courts of England and Wales. One such case is that of Guest v Guest (2019)....


Property & Financial Affairs Lasting Powers Of Attorney

A Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) gives a person’s appointed attorneys legal authority to step into your shoes to make decisions about, and deal with, all...


How Not To Be Involved In An Inheritance Dispute

We are regularly approached by clients who are affected by events after the death of a close family member or friend. Only then does it become apparent there may be...


The Effects That A Marriage Or Divorce Can Have On A Person’s Will

Certain landmark events in life, such as a marriage or divorce, can often mean that you will want to review any existing Will that you already have in place but...


Statutory Wills – What Are They? Who Are They For?

A Statutory Will is a Will made on behalf of someone, who has lost mental capacity, and is subsequently unable to make or change a Will themselves. The Statutory Will...


What To Do When The Company You Used To Create A Trust Arrangement No Longer Exists

Our expert Wills, Trusts & Probate team have seen a rise in the number of enquiries we have received about what a person should be doing if a company used...


Confusing Time!

We recently wrote a blog about the decision reached a short time ago in the case of Bhusate in which the Court found that there was good reason to allow...


What’s 25 Years Between Family?

Under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, certain classes of Beneficiary, such as spouses and children of the deceased individual, can bring a claim if they feel...


Pursuing Fraud Claims As A Deputy

Acting as a Deputy brings significant responsibilities, and when you are acting on behalf of a protected party who has been the victim of fraud, you may have a duty...


Local Authority Challenges To Care Fee Protective Measures

So you’ve considered what steps you can take to protect some of your assets from having to be used to pay for your care and you want to go ahead...