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 someone requires social care in later life, the local authority will […]
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.
Are the sensationalist headlines suggesting we may all be making Wills by text/WhatsApp in the near future true? We look at the Law Commission’s proposals.
The April King Legal team is delighted to have been shortlisted for one of the Law Society’s Excellence Awards 2017.
Here, we look at the process of making an application for a Deputyship Order and we answer some of the most common questions that our clients have.
April King’s intern Grace Beesley looks at some of the legal jargon in relation property that we have acquired over the years, and where it comes from.
With all the uncertainty surrounding care fees and the dementia tax, Paul King explains why you need to protect your assets NOW before it’s too late.
We look at the consequences of gifting with a reservation of benefit for inheritance tax, income tax (POAT), capital gains tax and liability for care fees.
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