The Perils of Dying at the Wrong Time of the Day!

It is usually never a good time to die, but did you know that the exact time of day of your death could have major consequences for who inherits your estate? This is a genuine and very real problem for [married] couples who jointly own property and die in a common accident. The operation of Read More …

Pay Now Don’t Pay Later …

As a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution Department I often see families who have been torn apart fighting over a loved one’s estate, claiming “It’s what they would have wanted”. Without a properly drafted and executed will, no-one can confirm that. However, even if there is a will, often a family member or friend is Read More …

Will Writing

A recent report undertaken by the Legal Services Consumer Panel (LSCP) has uncovered evidence of poor quality wills, sharp sales practices and lost wills where will writing companies disappear without trace. It is likely many solicitors will support the panel’s recommendation that will writing becomes a regulated activity, especially as approximately 10% of wills (180,000) Read More …