Covid-19: Avoid the Temptation of a DIY Will

With the current climate of social distancing and avoiding mixing with people outside of your household as much as possible it might be tempting to consider writing your own will. After all, you may feel this is safer as you avoid the need to travel out to visit a...

Lasting Power of Attorney Prevent Cases of Snatch by State

In April 2009, great-grandmother Betty Figg was snatched from her home by social workers against the wishes of her daughter, her former carer. Social workers arrived with police and a battering ram to remove the 86 year-old woman, suffering from dementia, from her...
Number of Charitable Estates Down in 2019

Number of Charitable Estates Down in 2019

In 2018 total legacy income had reached a new milestone and was worth over £3bn. In 2019 reported legacy income reached the same milestone. This year reported legacy income is £2.9bn and it is estimated that total legacy income is between £3bn and £3.1bn. 4% of total...
Providing for a Vulnerable Relative

Providing for a Vulnerable Relative

Solicitor Lynne Bradey, shares her thoughts on providing for your vulnerable relatives.  One question that gets regularly asked from family members – often parents – is how best to provide for their children who are deemed vulnerable. Here we look at the best way to...