January 7, 2021

Day 2 of being a ‘teacher’ by day and an estate planning lawyer by night (well, from 3pm onwards!). I have to say my children’s school have been fantastic and we have a brilliant structure in place to make things go as smoothly as possible. My two little pupils are working hard and I am […]

January 2, 2021

It’s all very well hearing constant reminders that you should have all of your estate planning ‘in order’, but what does this actually mean?! Here’s a quick checklist to cut through the jargon and help you get focused : Have you made a will? Is your will up to date, reflecting any significant life changes […]

January 1, 2021

Today, the first day of a brand new year, we are delighted to announce the first steps we have taken to enhance our business’s corporate social responsibility. We care deeply about the planet and creating a business that gives back to nature and that’s why we’re thrilled to share that we’re partnering with One Tree […]

December 31, 2020

As I sit here, mid-way through the last day of 2020, I look back over the last 12 months and am amazed at what has changed, not only for the world as a whole but for me both personally and professionally. This time last year none of us could have foreseen the chaos, turmoil and […]

November 17, 2020

I often find that one of the main reasons people cross the line between knowing in the back of their mind that they should make a will, and actually taking steps to do so, is their concern about what would happen to their children in the event of their death. If both parents of (or […]

November 16, 2020

This week on our blog I am going to be talking about a subject very close to my heart… children! I have four of my own (the picture is of my youngest daughter, Sophia) and I understand the importance of feeling secure in the knowledge that, as a parent, you are doing everything you can […]

November 10, 2020

I have always tried to be as sensitive as I possibly can in my writing and, in fact, at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak I felt downright uncomfortable promoting my services for fear of being seen as trying to benefit from the devastating situation that was unfolding, or ‘cashing in’ on people’s fear. (A […]

November 9, 2020

Putting a Lasting Power of Attorney application in place involves completing a (rather lengthy!) application form and submitting it to the Office of the Public Guardian (the OPG) to be registered. The application must be read and signed by the donor (the person to whom the application relates), the attorneys, the replacement attorneys (if there […]

November 8, 2020

So, what is a Certificate Provider, why do you need one and who should you ask to act in this role? When applying to register a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) it is crucial, to avoid any kind of abuse associated with the application, that the person to whom the LPA relates has sufficient mental […]