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New changes on the use of Lasting Powers of Attorney


The Office of The Public Guardian has launched a new online service to make the use of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) easier. The new tool currently applies to LPAs registered after 17 July 2020. The Office of the Public Guardian also have plans to widen the use of the tool to LPAs registered earlier

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

Renaissance Legal celebrates its 10th birthday


We are very proud that on 1st August 2020, we will be celebrating our 10th birthday. It marks a milestone in our history of 10 years spent supporting thousands of individuals and families, helping them plan effectively for their future. Philip Warford, Managing Director, said: “Over the past 10 years it’s been an absolute privilege

Practical tips for Estate Administration – part one


Welcome to our new Estate Administration blog series. We often do not realise how many practical tasks there are to consider when someone dies until we find ourselves responsible for making the funeral arrangements, or helping someone to do this. During this emotional and distressing time, it can be difficult working out what to do