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Private Client Bulletin 6

“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”.  This famous extract from Benjamin Franklin’s letter still rings true today, 232 years later.  And yet, research

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Private Client Bulletin 5

Will you be my Executor? You might think this is a question to which you do not actually have to give a lot of thought to, but consider who it is asking the question – how well do you know this person,

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Legal Hour Radio Interview – Shareholder Agreements with Legal Expert Jensen Bourke

2020 has been a challenging year and one that has unquestionably focused the mind on the things nearest and dearest to us.It has reminded us of the importance of safeguarding our family and loved ones

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Private Client Bulletin 4

Is Trust the issue?In this issue we focus on the growing trend of the use of family trusts within Wills.Sadly, divorce happens, but there may come a time when one or both of the parties will want to start

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Do I really need to make a Will?

Do I really need to make a Will?None of us like to think too much about getting older. Dying and planning what will happen to our assets can seem a laborious and overly complicated task, so it’s hardly

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Private Client Bulletin 3

A Fraud Marriage and a Funeral?  The Effect of a Predatory Marriage (or any!) on Your Estate The UK has an increasing aged population, with an estimated 8.7 million citizens aged over 70. An

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Private Client Bulletin 2

Discussions about future care needs are often avoided.  We all hope that we will remain healthy and able to manage our daily activities without external support.  However, the reality is that

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What options do I have as an executor named in a Will?

With the way Covid-19 has affected our daily lives you may be wondering what happens if you find yourself appointed as an executor of somebody’s Will.The peculiar thing about Wills is that you may not

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Court of Protection and Deputyship

If someone has lost mental capacity to take care of their property and financial affairs, an application to the Court of Protection may be necessary to appoint a Deputy to act in their best interests. Generally,

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Covid -19 pandemic leads to a surge in people making Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorneys

The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has got many of us checking that our affairs are in order and has highlighted the need to make a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney for many.The introduction of social

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