July 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 >>

Can you remove or replace an Executor

Can You Remove or Replace an Executor?

If you think an Executor is doing a poor job of managing the estate of a loved one, it may be possible to remove or replace them. But it’s far from straightforward. Executor’s Responsibility An Executor is appointed in a Will to manage the deceased person’s estate. It’s their responsibility to distribute the person’s money…

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Impact of Stamp Duty Holiday on House Purchases

Confirmation of the much talked about ‘stamp duty holiday’ was announced on 8 July in Rishi Sunak’s ‘Summer Economic Update’ on all property sales in England and Northern Ireland. Along with temporary VAT cuts for pubs, restaurants and cafes, the measure is aimed at stimulating the UK housing market. And the changes are introduced with…

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Fit to Make a Will

The Importance of Assessing Testamentary Capacity For solicitors and Will writers, one of the most important parts of drawing up a Will is assessing a client’s ‘testamentary capacity’. If the client is elderly or ill or there are any doubts about their capacity, how a practitioner might determine this, is very important. Since the 70’s…

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5 Key Benefits of Appointing A Professional Executor

Many choose to appoint a close friend or family member as an Executor, but before you choose you should seriously consider the benefits of appointing a professional. The process of choosing the people who are responsible for dealing with your estate upon your death is an extremely important part of the process of making a…

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