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Legally Speaking: Unregistered Properties
Legally Speaking: Unregistered Properties

I thought I might start with a caravanning update. Our caravan came with an air awning, which the salesman assured us was the simplest available; slide it into the awning rail, attach the electric...

Bringing a claim under the Inheritance Act
Bringing a claim under the Inheritance Act

When someone close to you dies and does not provide for you either within their Will or under the Intestacy Rules you may wonder if there is anything you can do. Whilst the starting point is that...

Challenging the validity of a Will
Challenging the validity of a Will

Disappointed beneficiaries often query whether they can contest a Will. Not being named within a Will is not sufficient grounds to challenge it, regardless of how frustrating it may be. A failure to...

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...

The myths surrounding Wills
The myths surrounding Wills

Space: The final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship, Enterprise. Its five year mission – to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go...

The Power of Networking
The Power of Networking

People imagine that as solicitors we sit behind desks all day drafting important documents, perhaps occasionally seeing clients. However, part of our job is professional networking. For those...

Why having a Will is important for you and your family
Why having a Will is important for you and your family

By way of introduction, my name is Adam and I am an Associate with Pardoes Solicitors, based in Bridport. Some of you may recognise me as the friendly chap who sits in Portesham Village Hall twice a...

10 Reasons to make a will
10 Reasons to make a will

Half the population hasn’t made a will. Surveys show that people put off making a will, often until they’re in their 50s. Three-quarters of the population have a will in place by the time...

Funeral wishes
Funeral wishes

Private client solicitors very often develop a strange outlook on life and the things that fascinate us just seem weird to others. So the discussion in our team this month has been about who owns a...

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...