Dementia and LPA

Law Commission Will review must protect elderly and vulnerable

The Law Commission is right to say that the current system for drafting and executing Wills is outdated. It is also right in principle to embrace new technologies to enable making Wills easier. In 2017, 40% of the UK population should not die intestate i.e. without a Will. The opportunities that digital technology afford Will Read more about Law Commission Will review must protect elderly and vulnerable[…]

Last Will and testament

Law Commission recommends a review of Wills calling them outdated

Law Commission proposals on Wills The Law Commission has said that Victorian laws on Wills, are out of step with the modern world, failing to protect the vulnerable, and do not allow others to distribute their cherished possessions after they’ve gone. 4 out of 10 of adults die intestate i.e. without a Will. Current laws might Read more about Law Commission recommends a review of Wills calling them outdated[…]

Rick Parfitt

Rick Parfitt. Will of Status Quo Band member revealed

Rick Parfitt Will. Will of Status Quo guitarist revealed. Rick Parfitt Will disclosed. Surprise this week when the Will of Rick Parfitt revealed an estate valued at a few hundred thousand pounds. Perhaps there is an expectation that all rock stars are millionaires. But what we rightly don’t know is the spending habits of the Read more about Rick Parfitt. Will of Status Quo Band member revealed[…]

Last Will and testament

The importance of a Will if you are a business owner

Are you a business owner and do you have a Will? Surrey and Hampshire are the engine-room counties of the south east economy. A spirit of entrepreneurship flourishes here alongside successful, family-run enterprises. Whatever size of business, whatever market, whoever the customers are, the aim is to make a profit. This blog is about the Read more about The importance of a Will if you are a business owner[…]

Dementia and LPA

The taxing subject of dementia

Dementia and Lasting Power of Attorney The subjects of dementia and social care became keys areas of debate in the latter stages of the recent general election campaign. Dementia is a horrible and progressive disease that can put a huge strain on spouses and close family members. Dementia became a hot topic because although many Read more about The taxing subject of dementia[…]

Funeral Plan

Be wary of a cheap Will or DIY Wills – A cautionary tale.

Your Will is a document that distributes your estate (property, money and possessions) after you die in accordance with your wishes. It is the lifetime’s worth of your property and possessions. For many of us in Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire, we are likely to have a more than a modest estate to distribute. This cautionary Read more about Be wary of a cheap Will or DIY Wills – A cautionary tale.[…]

Last Will and testament

Famous people who died without making a Will and what happened next…

Everyone should have a Will. No one should ever use the reason of not having money to avoid drawing up a Will – it is about property and possessions not just money. Below is a list of well known personalities who amassed significant sums before dying (many prematurely) having not made a Will. There were Read more about Famous people who died without making a Will and what happened next…[…]