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Adding a belt and braces to your Will

26th February 2018
Will makers are free to make the Will they wish, just as the probate documents for Lady Lucan revealed that she had cut her three children out of her Will and left her entire estate to the homelessness charity Shelter. However, some people are understandably concerned about subsequent claims being made against their estates after their death – often by… Read more

Why every parent should have a Will

17th November 2017
A recent study by the charity Will Aid found that more than half of parents in the UK with dependent children under the age of 18 haven’t yet made a Will. The study revealed that 53% of mums and dads hadn’t got around to writing this important document, naively thinking that it doesn’t matter too much because they don’t have… Read more

Nottinghamshire law firm aims to smash fundraising efforts for Will Aid 2017

25th October 2017
The Newark and Mansfield offices of Tallents Solicitors are aiming high this year in an attempt to beat their previous fundraising efforts for the charity Will Aid. Tallents Solicitors in Nottinghamshire signed up to the annual Will Aid scheme last year and its lawyers wrote wills for local people in exchange for a donation. Tallents Solicitors… Read more

Leaving a legacy to a charity in your Will

14th September 2017
The 11th-17th September 2017 is Remember a Charity in your Will Week when everyone is encouraged to leave a bequest or legacy to their favourite charity in their Will. It’s a little known fact that most charities in the UK wouldn’t survive without gifts being left to them in Wills. By remembering your favourite charities in this way, you’re ensuring that… Read more

How a Lasting Power of Attorney can help you plan for the future

11th August 2017
Recent research from the University College, London predicts that 1.2 million people in England and Wales will have dementia by 2040, and this makes for sobering reading for anyone contemplating their old age. However, two simple legal documents, known as a Lasting Power of Attorney, can help everyone to plan for their future and give peace of mind for themselves… Read more