News Update: Funeral Planning to be taken over by the FCA

Funeral Planning to be taken over by the FCA It has been confirmed that the Financial Conduct Authority (“the FCA”) shall be taking on the responsibility for regulating the prepaid funeral planning sector from July 2022. Currently, funeral planning is a service regulated...

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Weekly Round Up – 14 May 2021

Weekly Round Up – 14 May 2021 A quick round of the latest news in the world of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate. Charitable legacies on the rise to avoid inheritance tax A recent figure from Co-Op Will writers indicated that...

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Charity of The Month May 2021: Emmaus Oxford

Charity of The Month May 2021: Emmaus Oxford We are excited to announce that we are working with Emmaus Oxford throughout May 2021. Nearly 100,000 households have been made homeless since the start of the pandemic, with tens of thousands more being threatened...

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Weekly Round Up – 7 May 2021

Weekly Round Up – 7 May 2021 A quick round of the latest news in the world of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate. Challenging a Will on grounds of Fraud or Forgery Several cases involve the validity of Wills being challenged...

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Weekly Round Up – 30 April 2021

Weekly Round Up – 30 April 2021 A quick round of the latest news in the world of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate. Family ‘trust’ issues In Titcombe v Ison [2021], the High Court ruled that a secret trust of a...

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Weekly Round Up – 23 April 2021

Weekly Round Up – 23 April 2021 A quick round of the latest news in the world of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate. Court awards children ‘reasonable provision’ In Re R (Deceased) [2021], the deceased wrote a Will in 2018, three...

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How to write your own Will online

How to write your own Will online Can I write a Will myself? Can I write my own Will without a solicitor? Are there any Will writing services near me? This article outlines how you can write your own Will online or with...

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What should I not include in my Will?

What should I not include in my Will? What can I put in my Will? Can I distribute all my property in my Will? Are there certain assets or property I should never include in my Will? This article outlines property and assets...

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Funeral Options in the UK

Funeral Options in the UK Can you be buried without a coffin? What is the cheapest funeral you can have in the UK? What are the alternatives to burial and cremation? This article outlines funeral options available to you in the UK including...

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Can I exclude someone from my Will?

Can I exclude someone from my Will? Can I deliberately exclude someone from my Will? Can I leave my child out of my Will? How do I disinherit someone in my Will? This article outlines how you can deliberately exclude someone from your...

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The Inheritance Act 1975 – who can claim for inheritance?

The Inheritance Act 1975 – who can claim for inheritance? What is the Inheritance Act 1975? Can I claim against an estate after distribution for inheritance? How do I claim for inheritance under the Inheritance Act 1975? Can a non-family member contest a...

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What happens to my body after I die?

What happens to my body after I die? Who has the right to deal with a dead body in the UK? Who has the right to arrange my funeral? Can I make funeral arrangements now? Many of us believe that we own our...

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How to make amendments to your Will

How to make amendments to your Will Can I change my Will at any time? Can I change my Will myself? Can I amend, alter or update my Will without a lawyer? This article outlines how to amend your Will and keep it...

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How to sign your Will

How to sign your Will Your simple, clear and easy-to-use guide on how to make sure your Will is legal. A common reason for why Wills are successfully challenged in the UK is the failure to follow the strict legal rules on how...

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Dealing with foreign assets in your Will

Dealing with foreign assets in your Will How do I effectively deal with foreign property and assets in my Will? Do I need a separate Will? Would my foreign Will be valid in the UK? This article outlines the steps to be taken...

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What to do with pets when the owner dies

What to do with pets when the owner dies Your simple, clear and easy-to-use guide on how to ensure your pets are cared for, after you die. For many of us pet owners, we often don’t like to think about what would happen...

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How to write your own Will – what you must include

How to write your own Will – what you must include Your simple, clear and easy-to-use guide on how to write your own Will. DIY Wills and homemade Wills are increasingly common nowadays. This article outlines the information which you must include in...

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Conducting a funeral during COVID-19

Conducting a funeral during COVID-19 How many people can attend a funeral? Can a funeral take place for someone whose death was due to or related to COVID-19? Can vulnerable people attend a funeral? This article outlines the most recent coronavirus guidelines in...

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The need for clarity in Wills

The need for clarity in Wills “Equity”. “Fiduciary position”. “Donatio mortis causa”. One of the most common reasons why people are put off from even considering talking about Wills is the jargon involved. From unpronounceable words to Latin phrases, ‘legalese’ has discredited the...

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Most common reasons why people do not have a Will

Most common reasons why people do not have a Will “I don’t have the time”. “I’m too young”. “I don’t own anything valuable”. More than half of the UK population still do not have a Will. They know they need one but yet...

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