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  • Posted on June 4, 2018
    In Private Client – that is to say, the area of law that deals with Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate, etc - we are concerned with protecting you and ensuring your wishes are carried out. Often this means what you wish to happen after you die, but this can also mean what you want to happen should you still be alive but unable to make decisions about yourself.
  • Posted on June 1, 2018
    I had my first taste of a family festival at the bank holiday weekend – Elderflower Fields in Uckfield. What a great event. My daughter did like the idea of trying to climb trees and cross a stream on a fallen log and whilst it was great for her it was a bit nerve wracking for me. It’s not like she was suspended above raging rapids (more like a puddle), but my heart was in my mouth anyway until she got to the other side. In the end she was reassuring me…
  • Posted on May 31, 2018
    We have recently been advising a number of families where an elderly parent needs to go into residential care. At Howlett Clarke we take a holistic approach in considering a person’s situation and any legal issues they may face; the issue of care is an area where this approach is incredibly useful.
  • Posted on May 29, 2018
    Unlike freehold buildings, leasehold properties have a certain number of years contained in their lease. The longer the lease the more valuable your property is.

    If the term of your lease starts to drop towards 80 years, you need to consider extending it. Once the term of your lease dips below the 80 year threshold, the cost of extending your lease becomes markedly more expensive. This article explains why and tells you what else you need to know about extending your lease.
  • Posted on May 25, 2018
    On the anniversary of the year women were first permitted to vote our Employment Law specialist Deborah Francis provides us with her insight on how women are being treated in the workplace 100 years later.