May 2020 | Curtis Parkinson

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Coronavirus – COVID-19: Whilst our offices remain closed, all our staff are working and our telephones are fully operational. We’re also offering meetings via video for advice on Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney or Probate and 'Drive In' appointments for Notorial services. As ever, please contact us if you have any queries. More >>

Lasting Powers of Attorney and Jointly Owned Property

We always advise clients to put a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place whilst they still have the mental capacity to do so. And, if figures released by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) are anything to go by, people throughout the UK are convinced of the benefits. Over 800,000 LPAs were registered…

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Acting as an Attorney or Deputy During Coronavirus Outbreak

Acting safely as a Deputy or Attorney during the Coronavirus outbreak is concerning for many. However, outside the need to follow robust social distancing regime, shielding and self-isolating when necessary; the roles and responsibilities for Deputies and Attorneys remain the same. Responsibilities During the Coronavirus Outbreak  Working closely with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), the…

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Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney During Coronavirus Crisis

As you might expect, since the Coronavirus crisis began, we’ve received a high volume of client requests asking to make or amend a Will or Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). It seems, our clients are not alone. A recent report compiled by The De Vere Group shows a startling increase of 76% in demand from…

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We’re buying a house – what’s involved in the conveyancing process?

Buying your first home is often stated as one of the most stressful things you can do! Costs can soon mount up, the jargon, obscure terminology and the legalities – it can all put your head into a spin. You’ll hear the term ‘conveyancing’ a lot in the journey to getting your keys. This is…

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Trusts and Protecting Your Assets

We’ve written a few articles about the government’s planned increases in probate fees. A plan which, if implemented as intended, has been dubbed a ‘stealth tax’. Unsurprisingly, amid widespread condemnation, we’ve seen a marked increase in enquiries from clients about the potential benefits of setting up trusts. Can this approach mitigate inheritance tax liability and increased…

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Partnerships & Accreditations