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Clients Pledge Over £3.35 Million for Cancer Research

The clients of Curtis Parkinson have been recognised by Cancer Research UK for supporting their Free Will Service for almost 20 years. Since 1999, the generosity of their clients means that over £3.35 million worth of gifts have been pledged by those choosing to leave a legacy to the charity in their will. Solicitor and…

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How long will it take me to buy a house?

Like making most purchases, you could expect buying a house to be a straightforward affair, and it can be. But there are complexities and a myriad of reasons that can make it anything but ‘simple’. The length of time it takes to get the purchase over the line can vary a lot, no matter who…

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What happens your online accounts after you die?

Planning what happens to your assets when you die is common, you’ve probably at least given it a passing thought. What will happen to your home, your savings, your collection of stuffed rabbits when you are gone? It’s essential to establish who gets what and what you want to happen to your assets. But in…

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Is your Will watertight?

You could be forgiven for assuming that once you make your Will it is watertight, and your wishes will be followed to the letter. Unfortunately, Will disputes are becoming increasingly common because of the complexities of modern life. A myriad domestic circumstances, common divorce and different family structures all contribute to legal battles over who…

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Statutory Wills – what are they for?

Statutory Wills offer robust protection for vulnerable people, protecting them from potential contentious claims after they die. When someone who has not made a Will loses mental capacity, it is possible to apply to the Court to make a Statutory Will. Establishing what will happen to their home and valuables, including money, when they haven’t…

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‘Blended’ Families – Who Takes Priority When It Comes to Inheritance?

According to The Office for National Statistics, in 2017 there were 27.2 million households in the UK. By far the most common type of household is one family (with and without children). However, multi-family households are, perhaps unsurprisingly, the fastest growing. Over a third of all couples bringing up children today, have a step-child living…

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Can you claim a Power of Attorney Refund?

It may be that you are one of the estimated 2 million people who are entitled to claim a refund for registration fee overpayment. The scheme, launched by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in February 2018, applies to both lasting powers or attorney (LPA) and enduring powers of attorney (EPA) that were made in England…

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Roger To Pedal His Way To Paris

Curtis Parkinson’s Roger Pitts is set to ride his bike all the way to Paris in an effort to raise money for the Armed Forces community. Organised by The Royal British Legion, Roger will be joining 150 keen cyclists as they cover 460km (284 miles) to travel from London to Paris in just four days.…

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