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Wills: What happens to any specific gifts you may want to leave? #Wills #Gifts
Wills: What happens to any specific gifts you may want to leave? #Wills #Gifts

I often have very interesting, and perhaps slightly random, conversations with my clients. I truly have no idea how this particular conversation started but my client told me (and gave me permission...

Mental Capacity: Time to protect yourself, your loved ones and your assets.
Mental Capacity: Time to protect yourself, your loved ones and your assets.

Having just spent a week on a narrow boat in the rain with the long-suffering Martin, our four adult children, a couple of partners and the dog I thought this month I would consider what constitutes...

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...

Estate Administration: How Professionals Can Help
Estate Administration: How Professionals Can Help

Hopefully we are at last moving into spring and can start to look forward to sunshine and longer days. I have been lucky enough to have been invited to talk to some local groups in the last few weeks...

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...

Fifty & Fabulous!
Fifty & Fabulous!

The last month has been quite a milestone one for me as I reached my fiftieth birthday on the same day that our wonderful NHS reached its seventieth anniversary. After several months of fretting...

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...

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...