Brucie’s Millions

The Daily Mail has recently revealed that Sir Bruce Forsyth, the beloved TV presenter whose career spanned seven decades, left his entire estate to his wife Wilnelia in his Will, before he passed away last year at the age of 89. Having inherited an estate worth almost eleven and a half million pounds, we can […]

Will with guardianship – Who will have responsibility for your children?

The birth of a child is invariably one of the happiest moments in the life of any family. After deciding what to name a new arrival, the attention of many parents then turns to the christening or naming ceremony and the often difficult decision as to who to appoint as godparents or supporting adults. At […]

What is Parental Responsibility and what do I need to consider?

Parental Responsibility is defined by law as all rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent has in relation to a child and his or her property. It provides authority for the person to make decisions about key matters in the child’s life, such as where they will live, their education and […]

Think of the Children

Your estate is everything you own at the time that you die. This can include your house and any other properties you own, your money, your car and all of your other personal possessions. A Will sets out your final wishes including how your estate should be distributed after you die. It will include any […]

What happens if a relative is losing capacity, but hasn’t made a Will?

One of the most difficult aspects of caring for someone can be watching the decline in their mental faculties as time passes. What happens, though, when you suspect that a person you care for is losing capacity, but never got round to making a Will? You can apply to the Court to ask them to […]

Advance Decisions and Living Wills

The idea behind a living will or advance decision is to ensure that others, including doctors, know about your wishes for your health care if you become incapacitated. Advance decisions and living wills are controversial entities in the legal and medical worlds at the moment. The term “living will” is slightly misleading in that it […]

Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney – Safeguarding your Future

If you ask a solicitor to draw up a Lasting Power of Attorney for you this will enable you to choose and appoint someone to make decisions for you if  you become incapable of doing so yourself.  These decisions can relate to your health, your welfare and property and financial affairs. It was August last […]

Can I change Professional Deputy?

A Professional Deputy is a representative appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the property and financial affairs of a person who lacks capacity to do this themselves. In most instances, the professional deputy is a Solicitor, however Accountants and other professionals can be appointed. The role of a professional deputy is complex and […]

Acid attacks

The UK has some of the highest rates of acid attacks in the world. An average of two attacks per day are recorded by police forces across the country. Some of these horrific crimes are not always reported meaning that the figures may only be a fraction of the true total. An acid attack is […]

I have been injured because of violence. How do I claim compensation?

If you have come to this page you have most probably been injured due to physical or sexual violence. This article provides an overview of how we can help you to claim money so that you can start to recover from your experience. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority is a government body that deals with […]