What is a power of attorney?
A power of attorney is a legal document which allows you to formally appoint someone to be able to manage your affairs for you if you become incapacitated in any way. The document covers both the occurrence of a physical and mental incapacity and will authorise your attorney to manage your financial affairs and make decisions about your health and personal welfare.
What is a grant of probate?
A grant of probate is a court issued certificate which authenticates a person’s will after they have died and is the document which formally appoints the executor.
When should I make a will?
As soon as you are aged over 18 years old. If you only have £1 in your bank account, you can still leave this money to your chosen beneficiary.
I want to challenge a will, do I need a solicitor?
It is a very sensible idea to speak with a solicitor about the process of challenging a will. We can fully inform you about how the law operates and we can assess the strength of your claim.
I need a will, how much will it cost?
Our prices start at £165 + VAT for a single will and £225 + VAT for a mirror will.
I want to sell my business how much will it cost?
There are numerous factors that affect the sale of a business and there is no one size fits all answer to this question; your business is after all unique and something in which you have invested significant time and effort. If you are thinking of selling your business we have an experienced and dedicated corporate and commercial team who can guide you through the process and will be happy to provide you with a number of different options in terms of our costs.
Do I need terms and conditions for my business?
Properly drafted terms and conditions will provide clarity and help avoid costly disputes. They will help protect your business, ensure you comply with the law and prevent miscommunication with your customers. Whilst there are certain terms that are common from one business to another it is important to ensure that your terms properly reflect your business.
How do I buy a care home?
There is a lot to consider when buying a care home. Firstly, are you buying the existing company (i.e. the shares of the company through which the home is operated) or the business of that company? This is a fundamental question as it affects much of what follows. The care home will be an ongoing business and the apportionment of costs/liabilities/income etc. both before and after the purchase is completed will be affected. There are also regulatory considerations that must be borne in mind.
What are articles of association?
The articles of association are the basis of a company’s constitution regulating its operations. It is possible to adopt standardised model articles but it is important to consider your requirements as the articles can be amended to suit once they are properly understood. We can help you consider the options and tailor your company’s constitution.
Do I need a solicitor to register a limited company?
It is not essential that you engage a solicitor but certainly advisable that you do. There are a number of different kinds of limited company and it may be that an alternative structure such as a Limited Liability Partnership is more appropriate. There are considerations that if not addressed correctly at the outset can have a significant impact later. Sound professional advice can help you deal with such issues properly and tailor the company to your specific circumstances.