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Managing legal affairs for someone with dementia

There are 850,000 people living with Dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. Whilst the number of registered Lasting Powers of Attorney are rising, many people are left unprepared with family members or carers being unable to...

Home Sweet Home - making your home dementia-friendly in simple steps

Living with Dementia can be a challenging time for the whole family, but here are five simple steps that could make a huge difference in overcoming some of those challenges: Putting a prominent feature to the front of the house can make it easily...

10 good reasons to use an SFE accredited lawyer

Really proud to have been awarded accreditation as a Solicitor for the Elderly, specialising in support and advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and their carers.  It’s always been my goal to specialise in this area,...

Protecting your children's future

What if the unthinkable happened and you were no longer around to look after your children?  Who would make decisions for them if you died before they turn 18 years of age?  It’s a subject no-one wants to discuss, but Beverley Stanton has...

Changes to Probate Fees

As we reported late last year, the Government has proposed changes to the current system of fees charged for a grant of probate for a deceased person’s estate. You can see our article here . Despite facing overwhelming opposition since it was first...

No judgment - but assets could still be threatened

Not a lot of people know this . . . but someone claiming money through the courts could retain a charge over property without having a judgment debt, as a result of the court’s discretionary powers when dealing with an application to set aside a...

Shareholder Agreement . . . why do you need one?

Many shareholders overlook the need for a shareholders agreement . . . until they experience problems and it becomes a case of who said what, and who remembers what was said. When setting up a new business, very few business owners think about the...

Bought a car without checking for HPI?

The dangers of buying a vehicle in good faith without checking for HPI Samuel Lane recently helped a client who had come into possession of a vehicle that had been passed to her following the unfortunate loss of her husband.  She had received...

Delaying Divorce is not always the best option . . .

Although a couple might come to the sad conclusion that their marriage is over, for one reason or another, they might put off bringing it to an end formally.  Does it matter?  Well, it could.  And if it really is over, and divorce proceedings...

Zero Deposit Scheme - Beneficial for Landlords?

A security Deposit is always a fundamental part of any Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement, providing the Landlord with security in the event of damage to the property or in the event the tenant falls into rent arrears. Aside from the traditional...
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