• Basic Wills from £150.00
    Basic Wills from £150.00
    Without a valid Last Will and Testament any assets you leave on death will be distributed according to the Rules of Intestacy. These rules lay down a rigid method of estate distribution and make no account of your wishes. Click the image to read more...
  • We realise that most people haven’t experienced probate before. Probate is the administration of a deceased’s Estate by the appointed “executors” in the Will, usually family members. At an already difficult and emotional time, the complexities of executing a Will and establishing any appropriate Trusts can be an arduous task. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • Inheritance Tax is simply a tax on money or possessions you leave behind when you pass on.It can also apply to some “gifts” you make during your lifetime. It is therefore vital that you receive professional Inheritance Tax Advice on your position to minimise the impact and tax paid should the worst happen, ensuring that your loved ones receive as much of your money as possible. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • Without a valid Last Will and Testament any assets you leave on death will be distributed according to the Rules of Intestacy. These rules lay down a rigid method of estate distribution and make no account of your wishes, unless you write a will. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney from £195
    Lasting Powers of Attorney from £195
    Often serious illness or accidents strike without warning. Last year, for example, approximately 130000 people suffered strokes. Without a Lasting Power of Attorney being available this is when it becomes difficult... Click the image to the left to read more...

The Best Move

After a year long campaign by a carer of a disabled son Ministers and MP’s are calling for banks to improve services offered to carers and those operating bank accounts on behalf of elderly or disabled relatives.

According to an article in the Mail on Sunday there are approximately six million people caring for spouses, parents or other relatives many of whom are having to manage finances on behalf of their loved ones. This causes complex issues for Banks and Customers alike. The best move for customers is to ensure the right legal authority is in place and this is to establish a Power of Attorney. Such Power must be created before incapacity takes place otherwise there is a long and costly procedure through the Court of Protection to establish a deputy to manage the financial affairs of the person incapacitated.

A Power of Attorney is as important a document as a Will. It is relatively inexpensive to produce and can be registered with the Office of Public Guardian at any future date . It saves much unnecessary distress and heartache at times when accidents,illness and incapacity occur.

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