Could sorting your Lasting Powers of Attorney actually be more important than writing a Will? Shanaz Niazi and Judith Hurle, both Wills Executives at our West Wickham office, discuss the merits of obtaining Lasting powers of Attorney sooner rather than later.
You may consider the wording of break clauses to be the exclusive concern of your solicitor. However it is important for businesses to be clear about these from the outset, and take on board the implications. Failure to do so can be potentially costly, as was shown by a case involving Marks & Spencer. One of our Commercial Property Solicitor’s Catherine Spence explains break clauses and the importance of understanding your lease.
Our Family Law Solicitor, Sam O’Dwyer has recently qualified as a Mediator. She is now observing and co-mediating with other Mediators to gain experience in this area of law. Below, Sam tells us how she’s finding the experience.
The Court fees for when someone applies for a Grant of Probate were due to move from a flat fee to a fee based on the value of your estate. This was due to happen at the beginning of April 2019, however this has now been placed on hold whilst the House of Commons review it further. Katie Brett, a Chartered Legal Executive from our Wills & Probate team, talks us through the new fees and the current delays with the registry.