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Dementia and the benefits of making a lasting power of attorney

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Dementia is the leading cause of death in England and Wales and it is estimated that some 850,000 people across the UK are now living with dementia. The stats are sobering, but what exactly is dementia and if you’re diagnosed with dementia what legal...

Why everybody should have a lasting power of attorney

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Losing your mental capacity and your ability to make important decisions for yourself may not be pleasant to think about, but it is important that everyone plans for the unexpected and having a lasting power of attorney (LPA) is one of the ways you can...

Will you show someone how much you love them this Valentine's Day?

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Valentine's Day is nearly here and our Wills and Probate team would like to celebrate by giving away a bottle of Moët & Chandon Rose Brut Imperial Champagne. So for your chance to win simply retweet our post on Twitter and gives us...

Government announces probate fee increase

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The government has recently announced changes to probate fees with some charges escalating to £6,000. In England and Wales, probate fees (the fees paid when administering someone's estate after they die) are set to be paid as a sliding...

Are homemade Wills a recipe for disaster?

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A Will is potentially the most important document you will ever sign. Not only is it your final instruction for what will happen with everything you own and hold dear to you but it also tells the world after you have departed something about who you were...