In the recent case of James v James the Court confirmed that, when deciding whether a person has the necessary mental capacity to make a Will, the criteria set out in the old case of Banks v Goodfellow (1870) must still be applied, despite the fact that newer legislation has come into force dealing with the question of capacity.
Those who registered a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) in England and Wales between April 2013 and March 2017 can claim a partial refund of up to £54 together with 0.5% interest.
A recent case study highlights the danger of making Mirror Wills which can result in your entire estate passing sideways out of the family to a stranger.
Health minister Jackie Doyle-Price has confirmed that the promised £72,500 cap on social care costs will not be introduced. We look at what you can do.
What you NEED to know before writing a Will and why Wills made using a cheap £19.99 Wills service or DIY service puts your assets at risk.
C4’s Dispatches programme demonstrated that Asset Protection Trusts are bad news – we look at the viable alternative which protects your home from care fees
Many people are still unaware that if they need care in later life, their assets will be means-tested by the local authority to help pay for these services. This goes back to the Community Care Act 1990, which came into force in 1993.
If you own a business, what would happen if you lost mental capacity? Do you need a business LPA? This depends on a number of matters.
We look at what a letter of wishes is used for, important points to note & the question of how much weight the letter will have if your Will is challenged.
We answer the question ‘Do I need a Will and LPA?’ by looking at the circumstances where you definitely would need to have a Will / LPA in place.
An online appointment booking system will allow existing & prospective clients of law firm April King to choose appointments at their convenience.
Carlton Town Football Club have announced that the Loughborough Dynamo clash on Saturday is to held in honour and memory of Paul Shelton.
We look at so-called Asset Protection Trusts (also sometimes called Lifetime Trusts or Lifetime Asset Trusts) & why they could be the next big scandal.
We look at who mediation is suitable for, how it helps parties stay in control of the outcome & common misconceptions as to who pays legal costs.
We look at a recent Australian case of an unsent draft text message that was held to be a Will & compare it to current & future English law on valid Wills.
Councils are actively pursuing those who have deliberately deprived themselves of assets in an attempt to avoid paying their own bill for care.
We look at how the courts treat inheritance on divorce, other threats to your child’s inheritance & how you can protect your child’s inheritance.
Many misunderstand what mediation is about, believing it to mean that they have to give up control over the outcome of their case or compromise on their position.
Our Business Analyst Jamie Tewson is taking part in this year’s Great North Run to raise money for Crohn’s and Colitis UK.
Paul King TEP spoke to the Financial Times about former Judge Denzil Lush’s comments regarding the risks of making a Lasting Power of Attorney.
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