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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…

Kate Garraway & the legal protections we should all have in place.

Kate Garraway’s heart-breaking story of her husband Derek’s year-long battle with Covid has been made even more complicated by the lack of legal protection she and Derek had in place. Kate was unable to access funds to manage her husband’s care or refinance her…

Weird and wonderful laws still enforceable today #4

Taxis To be a cabby is a cumbersome role when considering all the superfluous laws and restrictions that go with the job. Since the time of Queen Anne, the humble Hackney carriage has attracted the…

Weird and wonderful laws still enforceable today #3

Mince Pies at Christmas During the Interregnum (the period between the execution of Charles I on 30 January 1649 and the arrival of his son Charles II in London on 29 May 1660) Oliver Cromwell saw fit to introduce a…

Weird and wonderful laws still enforceable today #2

The ‘Welshman in Chester’ folklore Dating right the way back to the rebellion of Owen Glendower in Wales in 1403, it was the Earl of Chester – the future Henry V – who ordered all…

Weird and wonderful laws still enforceable today #1

It is an offence to be drunk and in charge of cattle in England and WalesBy virtue of the Licensing Act 1872, s12, it is an offence for any person in England and Wales to…

Why you should consider a Lasting Power of Attorney

What are Lasting Powers of Attorney and why do I need them?LPAs are the documents that enable another person or people (the Attorneys) to make decisions on behalf of an individual (the donor) when that…

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…

The Mental Capacity Act 2005, the overriding Presumption of Capacity & the role of third parties

The Mental Capacity Act 2005, the overriding Presumption of Capacity & the role of third parties

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