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What are Permitted Development Rights?

Permitted Development Rights are rights to make certain changes to a building without the need to apply for planning permission.  They derive from a general planning permission granted by Parliament rather than from permission granted by the Local...

Planning Permission in Principle

Thinking about developing a site for residential purposes? Do you know about permission in principle (PiP)? PiP came into force on 1 st June 2018 and is an alternative way of obtaining planning consent for a housing-led development which is arguably...

Why every parent should have a will

Less than half of all adults have a will, and the number drops even more for parents with young children, yet it is the one legal document every parent should have. The most compelling reason for a parent to have a will is to be able to nominate a guardian...

Mental Health Awareness

13th-19th May was Mental Health Awareness Week, and was designed to raise awareness of mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all. Here at Talbots Law, our Family Team understand, better than many, that...

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...
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