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I’m a Trustee – What do I need to know?


So you’ve found out that you have been named as a Trustee and now need to consider what this involves.  For many people the concept of a Trust is new to them and, therefore, the possibility of acting as a Trustee may be quite daunting. Some general information about Trusts and their administration can be

New online option for signing Wills


On 25th July 2020, it was announced that Wills witnessed remotely (i.e. over Zoom and Skype) are to be legalised, in a significant overhaul of probate legislation driven by Covid-19. Up until now, The Wills Act of 1837 has meant that Wills must be signed in the physical presence of two witnesses. What do the

Why Use a Professional to write your Will?


In recent years there has been a rise in the number of low-cost online Will writing services and people creating homemade Wills. This blog takes a look at some of the problems these types of Wills can cause and the benefits of using an experienced lawyer such as a solicitor or Legal Executive to assist

Planning for the Future During Covid-19: Why and how


At the time of writing, the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly changed how we live and these changes present a number of challenges for us all.  The restrictions we face and the risk to our health is causing an enormous amount of uncertainty and worry for families of all shapes and sizes. Over the past two

Review regularly – keeping essential documents up to date


At the time of writing, the Covid-19 pandemic is causing enormous amounts of uncertainty both socially and economically. Whilst everyone is, quite rightly, concerned with keeping safe and healthy (and many navigating tricky financial waters), there are some simple things people might like to think about during this time. Keeping certain legal documents like Wills