Wills and Probate

  • Matt Kelly Wills & Probate Blog

    The temporary legislation allowing Wills to be witnessed via video comes to an end this month. Wills and Probate Solicitor, Matthew Kelly, discusses the end of video witnessing in his latest blog… A Temporary Relaxation of the Rules During the Covid-19 pandemic an amendment to the rules for the witnessing of Wills was introduced as […]

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  • For loved ones the cost of a funeral often comes as a surprise. In 2024, the average cost in the UK is £3,953 which is a 2.5% drop since 2021. Wills and Probate Solicitor, Charlotte Day discusses funeral costs in her most recent blog… Funeral Costs We are seeing that a lot of our clients […]

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  • Keith Baldock-Grimes blog

    The UK Commission on Bereavement has recently published a report which shows that we are not good at comforting people who are grieving. The Commission surveyed around 1000 people who had been recently bereaved and the results showed that nearly 50% of those surveyed felt that they received little or no help from their friends […]

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  • Wills and Probate Solicitor Charlotte Day discusses what the New Year means for your Will in her latest blog… With everyone talking about New Year Resolutions it is easy to get caught up in all the new and exciting things that you might have planned for the year ahead. However, in that list of exciting […]

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  • Keith Baldock-Grimes blog

    Believe it or not, people don’t always want to receive an inheritance. Wills & Probate Solicitor Keith Baldock-Grimes discusses what options you have if you do not want to accept your gift… What If I Don’t Want My Inheritance? If you’d rather not accept inheritance from a deceased person’s estate, you have a few options… […]

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  • As expected, the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has not made any changes to Inheritance Tax, despite dangling that particular carrot once again! Head of Wills & Probate, Jo Robinson discusses in her most recent blog… Instead of any changes relating to Inheritance Tax , there are cuts to National Insurance, and increase in State Pension, changes […]

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  • Image of Sara Hilliard from Timms Solicitors Wills & Probate Team

    Timms Sara Hilliard discusses who can act as a Certificate Provider and their role in Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)…. What is a Certificate Provider? A Certificate Provider can be: • Someone who has known the Donor personally for at least two years, (more than just an acquaintance) such as a friend, neighbour, colleague or […]

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  • With Christmas fast approaching you might be starting to think about Christmas gifting. Wills and Probate Solicitor, Charlotte Day, discusses Christmas gifting and Inheritance Tax….. Whilst thinking about the gifts that you are going to make over the Christmas period, it might be beneficial to think more widely about the extent of your estate and […]

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  • Matt Kelly Wills & Probate Blog

    Wills and Probate Solicitor Matthew Kelly explains why digital LPAs may become something to watch out for in the near future in his most recent blog… What is an LPA? Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are important legal agreements that allow people to appoint trusted parties as attorneys to assist them with both their financial […]

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  • There are number of decisions you will need to make when preparing your Will.  During your appointment with us to prepare your Will, our legal team will discuss the various options available so that you can make the right decisions for your personal circumstances. Trainee Solicitor, Leah Pilling discusses FAQs when making a Will in […]

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