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October 9, 2018Dragon’s Den winner delivers April King 3 branded trucks

Yesterday, April King’s team took delivery of three branded trucks from Dragon’s Den winner Ed Holland of Driven Media. The three trucks were brought to Carlton Town Football Club of which April King is a major sponsor.

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October 2, 2018‘Toyboy’ lover wins inheritance dispute

A recent county court case reported in the Telegraph highlights the importance of seeking professional advice when preparing a Will, and of keeping your Will up to date.

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September 17, 2018Unmarried couples: legal essentials

When an unmarried person dies, leaving behind a cohabitee, the cohabitee may inherit nothing, regardless of the length of cohabitation or the fact that the couple have children together. In this article we look at the legal matters that affect unmarried couples and the legal documents they should have in place to protect their interests.

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September 12, 2018April King Lawyer ‘Highly Commended’ by CILEX

One of April King’s lawyers has been “Highly Commended” in the field of private client by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX). The commendation was granted in the recent CILEX National Awards 2018.

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September 10, 2018April King opens shop in West Bridgford

We were delighted to officially open our new shop in Tudor Square West Bridgford today, welcoming many locals in for a coffee, cake or glass of prosecco.  The new shop will offer both legal and property services with no appointment necessary.

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September 7, 2018April King Legal attends the CILEX 2018 National Awards

12 of the April King Legal team attended the CILEX National Awards ceremony at the Underglobe in London. Both the firm and one of its lawyers were finalists – in addition, the firm sponsored and presented the Visionary Leadership award.

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September 4, 2018Son can gift himself £6 million from mother

A son acting as sole Attorney for his mentally incapacitated mother has been allowed to ‘give’ himself £6 million of her funds, in order to save inheritance tax.

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August 8, 2018Paul King speaks to Modern Law Magazine

July’s editing of Modern Law Magazine includes an interview with our CEO Paul King. Paul speaks about the impact of technology on the delivery of legal services, which technologies have affected law firms and which are simply over hyped.

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Elderly cohabitee wins financial provision claim

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court Judgement that a deceased’s Will failed to make reasonable provision for a financially comfortable cohabitee’s maintenance under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

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July 31, 2018Would your relatives know your funeral wishes?

Funerals can seem like a morbid subject but at April King, we consider them as part and parcel of ensuring everything is taken care of. Our clients often say to us that they just want everything to be sorted – and we know that having a funeral plan in place can really help to lift the burden for those left behind at a very difficult and stressful time.

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July 30, 2018Over 30 million people in Britain do not have a Will

61% of people don’t have a Will – 38% say they have nothing worth inheriting and 16% say they have been too busy to write a Will. Here we explain why having a Will is important, even if you have a small estate, and how April King makes it easier for you to get your Will sorted today.

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July 17, 2018We don’t talk any more

Paul King explains: estranged children are more common than you think. He examines the issue of writing your Will when you have an estranged child and whether you should disinherit one of your children.

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Know your boundaries: how to deal with a neighbour encroaching on your land

Jonathan Maskew explains a problem which he has a vast experience in – the issue of boundary disputes with their neighbours.

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July 13, 201864% of millennials expect to inherit – but could be disappointed

A new survey has revealed that 64% of millennials are expecting to inherit assets from their parents, with an average expected inheritance of £233,000. If the figures are representative of the UK population, just over 11 million people will be hoping for a windfall on their parents’ death. Sadly, many may be in for a shock.

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July 2, 2018April King shortlisted for Diversity and Inclusion Award

April King Legal is very proud to have been shortlisted for the Diversity and Inclusion Award 2018 in the CILEX National Awards 2018.

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June 4, 2018I’ve got an Enduring Power of Attorney – do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

We look at the difference between Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney, and the circumstances in which you need each type of document. We also look at why the newer finance LPAs are a benefit and how making one can avoid stress and expense down the line. Finally we consider why everyone needs a health and care LPA.

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Lasting Power of Attorney vs Enduring Power of Attorney

May 29, 2018Chartered Legal Executive or Solicitor – which career path is for me?

Whether you’re thinking about a career in law or you’ve already started your legal qualifications, you might be wondering which route to becoming a lawyer is the best.

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May 24, 2018Dementia Action Week 2018: act now

21st to 27th of May is Dementia Action Week – an event organised by the Alzheimer’s Society in support of dementia sufferers, their families and carers. We look at the main messages behind the campaign and what you can do to show your support.

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Dementia Action Week

May 23, 2018Can I leave money to my pet in my Will?

We look at how you can provide for your pet in your Will, some important practical considerations, and the different options open to you in deciding who will care for your pet after you die.

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – what is it?

Unless you’ve been ignoring your inbox over the past few weeks, you’ve probably been inundated with requests to update your ‘privacy’ or ‘marketing’ preferences, in preparation for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply from Friday 25th May 2018. The Regulation brings huge changes to how organisations handle your data, and your rights as a ‘data subject’. Here, we look at some of the changes that are likely to affect you.

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