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What our full Accredited Membership with the SFE means for you
What our full Accredited Membership with the SFE means for you

To become a Full Accredited SFE Member, a solicitor must: be a practice or freelancer recognized by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority have full compliant Professional Indemnity cover in place pass two entry exams. The SFE…

Unmarried couples and the importance of making a Will

In a world of blended families and falling marriage rates, it can’t be stressed enough the importance of unmarried couples making Wills. Unlike for married couples, a surviving partner has no access to the matrimonial…

Can I really do all that, and more, with just my Will?!

As an Estate Planning Solicitor, I have spent my career working both in city centre law firms and firms concentrated on agricultural farming communities. Between both ends of the spectrum, the one question I am…

What does it mean when a GP or Medical Capacity Report is needed before a Will can be prepared?

Sadly, because of the aging population, this seems to be becoming a scenario solicitors and GPs are fast becoming more accustomed to identifying – usually within the first meeting with new clients. Capacity vs Instructions…

Having a Will vs Chancing the Intestacy Rules

Many people expect a Will is unnecessary to their estate for many reasons, such as perhaps they believe that because they own assets jointly with another person; or they are married, their estate will go…

What is an Advanced Decision (Living Will) and do you need one?

Prior to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 an Advanced Decision was called a Living Will. A Living Will did set out your wishes but was not binding. The MCA 2005 introduced a change by way…

Why you should also be seeing Step-Children named in mirror Wills

Where you have pooled finances with another person you have created a combined estate and it is important that you jointly decide how best to leave that combined estate in a way that takes account…

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