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  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Ask Eleanor: My partner has died without a will – can I get anything?
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    If a person dies without making a valid will, any assets they have will pass under the rules of intestacy which specify which people will get what amounts. However, the list of potential beneficiaries only includes family members, meaning an unmarried partner will not automatically receive anything from the estate.   There may be an… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    What to consider when making a Will
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      When making a Will you will need to consider the following   What assets do you have? Are they in your sole name or jointly owned. Assets include everything you own or have an interest in, for example your home, share, insurance  policies, pensions and savings What does you estate amount to in value?… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    What is the time limit for bringing a claim against a deceased’s estate?
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    We are often instructed by clients to provide advice on bringing a claim against an estate after someone has passed away on the basis they require reasonable financial provision from the estate.   Our first consideration in these matters is whether the client is within the relevant time period to make a claim.  This is… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    What is probate?
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    ‘Probate’ is a term used commonly when discussing the right to handle a deceased person’s affairs. A ‘grant of representation’ may be applied for when someone dies, giving you the legal right to deal with their money, property and possessions, also known as their estate. This right to handle the estate is called ‘Probate’. Probate… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    What is the time limit for bringing a claim against a deceased’s estate?
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    We are often instructed by clients to provide advice on bringing a claim against an estate after someone has passed away on the basis they require reasonable financial provision from the estate. Our first consideration in these matters is whether the client is within the relevant time period to make a claim.  This is known… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    What happens when the court makes a Will for you?
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    For a will to be valid, the person making it must have the mental capacity to understand what they are doing and the consequences. Sometimes, for instance in Alzheimer’s cases, it is apparent that a person is not able to make a will for themselves. In these circumstances, a person may die without leaving a valid… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    How do I know if I am entitled to make a claim against someone’s estate?
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      We are often asked by clients how they can find out whether they are entitled to make a claim against an estate of someone who has passed away.  We are experts in providing advice for making a claim against a deceased’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. If you… Learn more

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