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Having THAT Conversation

As the eldest sibling and the perceived ‘responsible one’ it has fallen upon me three times in recent years to be involved in end of life ‘...

Employee and Student: Tips for Juggling Both

This blog was written by Hollie Daniels: legal support assistant in the private client team

I have been fortunate enough to have the full support o...

“Be Wary Who You Appoint As Your Executors”

The role of an executor is an important one; the executor is entrusted by the testator with the administration of their estate, which usually entails collect...

Why Should I Make a Will?

Your Will tells everyone what is to happen to your money, possessions and property after you die. If you don’t leave a Will (which is called intestacy), the...

The Ghost of Christmas Future

As unpleasant as it is, regardless of your age or state of health, try to imagine this is the last Christmas you spend with your family.

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Leaving a Gift to Charity in your Will

After you have taken care of family and friends in your Will you may wish to consider leaving a gift to your favourite charities.

Charitable legaci...

Homemade Wills - The Dangers

Whilst some clients find it very tempting to avoid the cost of paying for a professional to draft their Will by ‘doing it themselves’, the proble...

Estranged Children & Inheritance

Estranged Children and the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

The long-awaited judgment of the Supreme Cou...

The Not So Sombre Job of Dealing with the Administration of Estates

When people ask what area of law I deal with, the answer ‘I deal with the administration of estate’s’, usually fails to excite most people....

Are Wills by Text or Voicemail the Future?

Texts, voicemails and emails could be considered valid Wills by the Courts, in proposals made by the Law Commission’s consultation paper published on 1...

Superwills!

Because I am a little obsessed with superhero films, I thought it would be fun to imagine what kind of will someone like Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) might n...

Pondering - Make Your Will

I’m sitting in my garden looking at the sky
Thinking I’d love to be up there, if only I could fly

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Understanding Lasting Powers of Attorney

Have you thought about who would look after your affairs if you had an accident, illness, or were unable to make decisions when they need to be made, for exa...

Five Reasons You Should Make a Will

One of the first things I do to organise my day is prepare a list of all the tasks I need to complete that day. In fact, I like to apply the art of list maki...

What Happens When You First Call Lanyon Bowdler?

No, don’t panic this is not going to be about little green men from space but the first contact a lot of our clients have with a firm of solicitors.Read More

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14 Sep 2018

What Happens When You First Call Lanyon Bowdler?

No, don’t panic this is not going to be about little green men from space but the first contact a lot of our cl...

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