Month: September 2016

Insight

Use accountants over solicitors for probate, say experts

A solicitor from a leading accountancy body has recently stated that clients would find it less stressful and more inexpensive to instruct any probate work using their existing accountant, rather than a solicitor. This statement was recently featured within Legal Futures and is a notion that was also touched upon by a senior partner, Lynton […]Read More

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Gordon Brown achieves prestigious quality standard

Gordon Brown Solicitors, who already hold a number of accreditations including Lexcel and CQS, have achieved another in the form of the Legal Eye Quality Standard. The Legal Eye Quality Standard, accredited by Legal Eye a subsidiary of ULS Technology is recognised to be the only assessment scheme to address the rules and regulations which […]Read More

Firms & People

Birchington Boys & Maughan appoints wills specialist

East Kent solicitors Boys & Maughan has expanded its team of wills and probate lawyers with the appointment of Wendy Macarthur at the firm’s Birchington office. A Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Wendy’s specialisms include the preparation of wills and lasting powers of attorney, and assisting clients with probate. Wendy Macarthur […]Read More

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Next generation pays for farming succession

Farm succession is causing major financial issues for the succeeding generation, according to experts. The complex rules within agricultural inheritance means professionals are required to provide more catered and detailed advice to their farming clients, to help avoid surging tax bills from the Inland Revenue. With 60% of farmers not having a plan in place […]Read More

Firms & People

East Midlands accountancy firm enhances probate service offering with solicitor

Leading independent chartered accountants and business advisors, Duncan & Toplis, have appointed solicitor Graham England to work for the Probate Services arm of the company. With more than three decades’ experience and a long term practice presence in the region, Graham will handle Wills, assist with Powers of Attorney and offer expert advice on Probate, […]Read More

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Expanding wills & probate team welcomes three new recruits

Nelsons Solicitors Derby wills and probate department has expanded following the acquisition of long-established Derby firm Moody and Woolley last year, welcoming three new staff members to the growing team. Paralegals, Samuel Amer and Lorna McHale, have joined the Derby-based solicitors along with solicitor Natasha Dobson – who brings with her six years’ experience in […]Read More

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Seven-year-old Dachshund left $100,000 trust fund

Winnie Pooh the Dachshund was set up with a six-figure trust fund 6 years ago by Winnie’s late owner, Patricia Bowers. Subsequently, in recent months, a lawsuit has been filed by the caregiver claiming the executor of the estate has distributed almost none of the money to cover the pup’s expenses, including emergency medical care. […]Read More

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Sports, hobbies & ever increasing wills

The Paralympics are upon us, and Marieke Vervoot was quick to highlight that sport was her main reason for living, and also spoke of the suffering she endures because of her chronic, degenerative condition. Vervoot said she was “…still enjoying every little moment. When the moment comes when I have more bad days than good […]Read More

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