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The Importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney
The Importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney

“Err Mr and Mrs [Insert appropriate surname], do you mind if I ask if either of you have made Lasting Powers of Attorney?” Mr and Mrs [Insert appropriate surname] often respond with...

The Hidden Dangers of DIY LPAs
The Hidden Dangers of DIY LPAs

Have you ever considered creating a legal document by yourself? Many people who consider going down this route cite lower financial costs as the main reason why. Yet whilst costs can indeed appear...

What to do when someone dies?
What to do when someone dies?

When someone dies it can be a very emotional time and this can make it hard to know what practical things you need to do next. The first steps you need to take will depend on how and where they...

Power of Attorney - How we can help
Power of Attorney - How we can help

There is a lot of excitement in the office this month! December is the month of Christmas jumpers, Best Christmas Room Competition (Private Client won last year so the pressure is on!) and a few...

Care Fees – How we can help
Care Fees – How we can help

 One of the perks of my job as a private client solicitor is that I get to visit lots of residential care homes. Contrary to the common view of many, residential care homes today are warm and...

Do you want to leave something in your Will to Charity?
Do you want to leave something in your Will to Charity?

Many of us support charities, be it with regular donations, volunteering or taking part in fundraisers from raft races to shaving of heads. Everyone at Pardoes always seem particularly keen to...

Power of Attorney refund scheme
Power of Attorney refund scheme

Last year the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) announced they will be rolling out a refund scheme for anyone that registered a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney between the 1 April 2013 and 31...

Legally Speaking - Part 8
Legally Speaking - Part 8

The New Year is one of my favourite times of the whole year. When we reach the shortest day on 21st December I start to think about the longer evenings and, by the end of this month, I may even get...

Legally Speaking - Part 7
Legally Speaking - Part 7

One of the pleasures of progressing in my career has been to teach others and encourage the younger generation. It is a double-edged sword as these days it makes me realise how fast time is passing....

Legally Speaking - Part 6
Legally Speaking - Part 6

I’m going to start off by saying a big thank you to everyone that has come into our legal clinics over the last month. They are now very well attended and we have had some great feedback from...