What is an executor of a will?
An executor is the person who is responsible for seeing that the wishes of your will are carried out. It is the executor who formally represents you when you have died and this person collects in your assets and then distributes them in accordance with the terms of the will.
What is a living will?
A living will is a document which states what you would like to happen if you become mentally incapacitated and it appoints someone to make medical decisions for you in that instance.
How much is a power of attorney?
Our prices start at £600+ for two lasting powers of attorney and you will need to pay the Office of the Public Guardian’s registration fee of £110 per document which needs to be registered.
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 have been asked to attend the police station for an interview. Can I take a lawyer with me?
If you are being interviewed under caution at the police station you have the right to have a lawyer with you. That lawyer will be able to make enquiries on your behalf to confirm what the police are investigating, take your instructions and give advice and help you through the interview process. In most cases, such help can be provided free of charge under the Legal Aid scheme regardless of your means.
I am being investigated by the Department of Business. What should I do?
The Department of Business takes a leading role in investigating allegations relating to criminal offences arising out of business malpractice. They have the power to apply to the court to disqualify you as a director and instigate criminal proceedings which can result in unlimited fines and/or a prison sentence. You should take immediate, specialist legal advice.