In CASE you missed it… Forfeiture rule excluded in tragic case of assisted suicide In this new regular feature, we will examine key cases in relation to will writing and other estate planning activities to keep you up to date on recent developments in the law. All cases covered will be recent, relevant, and widely…

The phrase Customer Centricity is used often today as if it’s something new and mystical, and it’s often used by people without really knowing what it means. I’ve been working all my life, and I am now 68, I left school at the age of 15 and started work in Sainsbury’s, not the modern supermarkets…

Certificate Providers: Setting the Scene When it comes to the granting of decision making powers under a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), be they Property & Financial powers or Health & Welfare powers; in each case it takes three persons to make an LPA.  The Donor creating the decision making powers in the first place,…

We’re very often asked the following questions: ‘How do I know if my Will is valid?’; ‘How long does my Will stay valid for?’ and; ‘Can I make any changes to my Will?’ The following article will address these questions as well as some rumours that we’ve heard over the past few weeks regarding the…

Choose your Will Writer wisely If a Will Writer is a member of the Society of Will Writers and Estate Planning Practitioners, we expect that they abide by our three compulsory requirements of Membership.  These include ongoing training and development, code of practice compliance, and a comprehensive insurance policy to cover their estate planning activities. …

Lasting Powers of Attorney A Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) is a document which legally enables one or more individuals you know and trust, your Attorneys, to have the Power to make decisions on your behalf if you lose Mental Capacity (‘capacity’).  Unlike a Will which deals with your estate when you are no longer…

I had hoped that we would not see a return to the late nineties when low cost Wills, free Wills were rife within the profession. Unfortunately, we are seeing a resurgence of this practice, which is neither good news for the profession or the consumer as most clients who took these services believing they were…

For the team here at head office not a day goes by where somebody doesn’t call us to find a member whose services they can use, or to check if someone they’re considering using is a member. Whether they’re looking for Wills, LPAs, someone to look over some existing documents or even just provide them…

In CASE you missed it… Copy Will Admitted to Probate Despite Ongoing Dispute about Revocation In this new regular feature, we will examine key cases in relation to will writing and other estate planning activities to keep you up to date on recent developments in the law. All cases covered will be recent, relevant, and…

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