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Why review your Will?
Why review your Will?

A Will, once signed, should not be considered set in stone. It is important to review its contents on a regular basis to ensure that it still meets the desired needs and objectives. This is most...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

The interview I rocked up to interview in my very best bodycon skirt and blazer. I waited nervously in reception and flicked through the various publications about Pardoes in the hope something...

‘I don’t need a Will, because everything I have will pass to my common-law husband or wife…’
‘I don’t need a Will, because everything I have will pass to my common-law...

There are approximately 5.9 million cohabiting couples in the United Kingdom and according to the British Social Attitudes Survey in 2006, approximately 58% of those surveyed believed that long-term...

Think before you give your home to your children
Think before you give your home to your children

‘IF I GIVE MY HOUSE TO MY CHILDREN NOW, I WON’T HAVE TO PAY CARE HOME FEES…’ As Solicitors, we are often asked if it is possible to transfer a house to a Client’s...

 The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

The prep So there I was, extremely excited about my interview, had called my mum – it was extremely important information! Then it hit me, I hadn’t had an interview in 3 years. My last...

When a dispute arises between parents about their children.
When a dispute arises between parents about their children.

When couples separate or divorce, the emotional and financial trauma of this experience significantly impacts all those involved. Sadly many children are caught up in the effect of the breakdown of...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Applying      So I sat down armed with my laptop and a glass of wine and scoured the web for local jobs in law firms – obviously, applying for jobs during my exams is a...

Probate application fees are rising
Probate application fees are rising

The UK government has officially confirmed that, as from May 2017, the probate fees payable in England and Wales will increase.  Obtaining a Grant of Probate is the process by which someone,...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

How I got here How did I manage to get a Training Contract in an ever competitive market? The answer, by accident. My career path through college and university had been Barrister, Barrister,...

Another landmark ruling sure to affect cohabitating couples
Another landmark ruling sure to affect cohabitating couples

The Court of Appeal has made another landmark ruling earlier this week, sure to affect many cohabitating couples – this judgment however appears to have been made at a time when It does look as...