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Wills & Probate

Free Wills Month!

Free Wills Month March 2020 is now open! Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in selected locations across England, Scotland and Wales. An up […]

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Dying Intestate

Generally we deal with the estates of people who have died intestate which means they have not made a valid will. In such circumstances the law sets out who is entitled to inherit the assets of the deceased person. In February, when a person dies without having made a Will and leaving a surviving spouse, that […]

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Free Wills Month!

The next campaign launches in March 2019! Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in selected locations around England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Wills & Probate

Fraser and Fraser, one of the largest Heir Hunters firms in the UK may face legal costs after they failed to acknowledge the Will of a deceased pensioner on a case that they worked on. Andrew Fraser, partner in the firm was involved in the investigation of the £600,000 estate of 1930s model, Tessa Amstell. […]

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Free Wills Month!

October is Free Wills Month Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in selected locations around England, Wales and Northern Ireland. An up to date […]

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Probate Fees

The cost of many legal services provided by law firms are not always transparent however this is to change later in the year. From December 2018, all regulated law firms will be required to publish information on prices they charge, and what these cover for services such as probate and conveyancing. When a person dies […]

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Lasting Power of Attorney

We all hope that we will be able to make our own independent decisions in the future and whilst some of us will be able to others may find that they lose the mental capacity to make such decisions. If you make preparations for such a possibility perhaps you can ease your mind and help […]

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Unclaimed Estates

If someone dies without leaving a will they are regarded as having died intestate. The following family members are entitled to make a claim to the estate in the order below: husband, wife or civil partner children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and so on mother or father brothers or sisters who share both the same mother and […]

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PPR Conference 2017

PPR relates to the Professional Paralegal Register which is a voluntary registered scheme to promote professional paralegals as a recognised fourth arm of the legal profession. Their conference on 22nd June attracted our founder who is a member of the Institute of Paralegals together with other prominent Heir Hunters. Representatives of the Association of Probate Researchers and The International […]

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Statutory Wills

A statutory will is a way of making a will for somebody if they lack the mental capacity to make their own will. Applications need to be approved by the Court of Protection but once approved they have the same effect as if that person had capacity and had made their own will. The Court […]

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