Probate, Wills, Trusts And Lasting Powers Of Attorney Articles
Solicitor Sophie Forsyth discusses 'lack of capacity' - often associated with mental health issues, brain injury or illness and dementia - how it is defined and determined...
Join our Oadby Breakfast Networking group at Starbucks on Thursday 6th January...see more
Our monthly Business Breakfast Networking Club, A6 NETWORK CONNECT, is open to any Leicestershire business attendee and is held monthly on the First Thursday of every month at Starbucks in Oadby.
Phoebe Skarlatos is a member of Lawson West's Probate, Trusts and Wills department. This week she heard the good news about completing her Masters...
If you die without proper registration of your property ownership at HM Land Registry your executors will face issues selling your house with only "Possessory title". We describe the importance of registering title deeds correctly...
How to pay for the funeral of a loved one - when you don't have access to their savings? Probate and Wills Solicitor, Phoebe Tranter, explains the options....
How long does it take for a deceased person's estate to achieve Grant of Probate from the UK Probate Registry? Well, longer than you'd think...
Join the A6 Network Connect networking group at our next get together at Starbucks in Oadby on Thursday 4th November...
Everybody knows somebody they would choose NOT to leave anything to upon their death. But what if you died unexpectedly and young like Jemima - a will states who should inherit and who should not - but Jemima didn't make a will !
How does Probate work? We provide a helpful guide and video to help the recently bereaved and others to learn a bit more about Probate...
Try our amazing staff recipe for this month from our very own Senior Private Client Solicitor, Natalie Aldrich. Tasty pork chops with roasted potatoes, parsnips and apples.
Join the A6 Network Connect networking group at our next get together at Starbucks in Oadby on Thursday 7th October...
When you have been appointed as an Attorney or Deputy for a family member or friend who has lost mental capacity, are you able to make a financial gift on their behalf? In some circumstances, yes you can...read more
In this article we look at Statutory Wills - What are they and when are they necessary?
Splitting up from a relationship is the time to think about your new circumstances and how to protect your interests, especially where children or pensions might be concerned...
Vicky Jones, Lawson West Director, has been recognised for excellence and high achievement in 2021 STEP Excellence Awards! Read more about her amazing achievement...
Most people struggle to make a Will, but an LPA as well? What are the risks of not having one? There are more risks than you'd think. We share LPA genuine scenarios, illustrating the risks and consequences that few are prepared for...
For people who have already made a Will, there are important stages in your life when you should review it...
Lawson West Solicitors and ISJ Independent Financial Planning are launching a new breakfast networking club called A6 NETWORK CONNECT on 8th July...find out more and join us
An amazing staff recipe you will definitely enjoy! - try Elizabeth Brown's easy-to-make Lemon Posset Cheesecake...a great summer experience not to be missed
Solicitor Phoebe Tranter outlines the 7 straightforward steps that form the Probate process...from collating information, to obtaining the Grant of Probate, paying liabilities and distribution of the assets.
Rishi Sunak announced no IHT allowance increases until April 2026, but what about extending Transferable Allowances to cohabitees?
Making a Lasting Power of Attorney is for any age, not just for older people. It provides peace of mind about your health and financial affairs into the future, or those of a loved one.
In a Lasting Power of Attorney, you can appoint one or more attorneys to make your Covid vaccine decision for you, according to your wishes
This story shows how vulnerable you can be when one half of an unmarried couple dies without having made a Will, leaving the other homeless.
This quick law story concerns a husband with dementia and his wife who was frozen-out of their joint bank accounts. There's a simple way to avoid this happening...
You can still make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) document during Coronavirus, but you need to observe the Government’s latest guidance on social distancing, self-isolating and shielding...
Even though people in England are now automatically opted-in to be considered to donate their organs, you can still clarify your specific organ donation wishes in your Will.
A Certainty Will Search notification led Lawson-West Solicitors to find a lost Will from 1995, written twenty-five years earlier, and were subsequently appointed as probate solicitors
Lawson West’s specialist Wills Solicitors, Phoebe Tranter, adds her experience of how virtual witnessing works in real life
The Government is to legalise the remote witnessing of Wills during the Coronavirus pandemic.
There's an increasing number of contested probate cases where the needs of other parties outweigh the child's claim to an inheritance from their parent.
Lawson-West Solicitors shares the importance of having a valid and up-to-date Will
It’s been nearly two years since the joining together of Lawson-West Solicitors and Brown & Co Solicitors in Market Harborough.
Probate and wills Solicitor, Phoebe Tranter, has been quoted in the national media
Many people are looking to create a Will at the moment - How can you sign your Will and have it witnessed by two people, adhering to social distancing?
How to make your Will with Lawson West Solicitors during Lockdown
Probate Registry holds-up finalising the estates of the deceased with a 4-6 week delay
With nearly 60% of all adults not making a Will, Lawson-West describes WHEN to make your Will, WHY it's important and the REASONS WHY people don't.
A report has been published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Inheritance and Intergenerational Fairness (APPG IIF) recommending the abolition of inheritance tax (IHT) in its current form.
Recent news: Lynda Rickard and her husband starved their victim, James “Anthony” Sootheran to death so that they were able to benefit from his Will, which they themselves had forged to include themselves.
You missed Will Aid month, but you can donate to charity in your Will
Delays to Probate should be over by Christmas say Probate Registry
Solicitor, Ruth Jewell, outlines the main points of interest for Executors and Trustees of Estates when a contentious probate claim has been made against an Estate
IHT is the tax applied to a person’s estate (their money, properties and possessions) after they have died.
A Beginner's Guide to Attorneyship - Everything you need to know if you are appointed as a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).
The common understanding of a Will is a document that leaves your property and money to others when you die, but it actually does much more than that.
Lawyers Vicky Jones and Christian Jenkins support local Leicestershire charity LOROS at the Market Harborough Innovation Centre
A recent article in the Times newspaper stated that five prosecutions a week are being brought due to alleged abuse through a Lasting Power of Attorney. They also quoted a figure of over 2,000 cases a year being investigated. But although this sounds high, it is suspected that 1 in 6 Lasting Powers of Attorney will be abused.
A landmark ruling in a contentious probate case has recently been reported upon by Gordon Exall, Barrister, Zenith Chambers, Leeds & Hardwicke, London. The case, in which a ‘limitation amnesty’ was agreed between parties in reference to a claim that the monies left on trust by her late husband, were not sufficient to meet her needs, has hit the legal press following a statement in the ruling by Mr. Justice Mostyn.