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Probate: Moving on with the legal process as you move forward with bereavement

There are times when movement in our lives can be exciting and refreshing but there are also times when movement can be a daunting thing. One such occasion is when we experience a bereavement and the loss of a loved one, family member, or a friend.

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Is a Property Trust right for me?

More and more are we contacted by clients asking what can be done to protect their property in the event they were to go into some form of means tested care.

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Probate Registry Delays

You may have heard about the huge delays at the Probate Registry resulting in applications taking months. We have some positive news for you.

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Lasting Powers of Attorney. Here is Why You Need One!

Sam and Phil don't think they need Lasting Powers of Attorney. Without Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) in place, no one has the legal authority to make decisions for someone else, even if they are married.

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Inheritance Tax and What You Need To Know

Phil has elderly parents who are becoming increasingly concerned about inheritance tax as they get older as they want to ensure that their loved ones are taken care of after they have gone. Inheritance tax can be complicated, and it is therefore important to seek proper advice to ascertain ways to mitigate your tax liabilities.

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Why should I review my will?

Sam and Phillip are due to have their first child! They now need to think about reviewing their will and making the necessary updates.

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Michael Gambon and the Magic of Will-Writing

Wife of Harry Potter star, Sir Michael Gambon inherits whole estate leaving long-term girlfriend of 20 years with nothing.

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We’ve just bought our first home – why do we need a will? We aren’t married yet.

Sam and Phillip have just moved into their first home together. Their solicitor has suggested they make Wills, something they had never even thought about, assuming Wills are just for ‘old people’!

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Jury rules document found in Aretha Franklin’s sofa is valid will

After a five-year legal battle, a jury in Michigan has now ruled that a home-made 2014 Will prepared by the soul singer Aretha Franklin, found down the side of her sofa, is the valid Will to her £4.6 million pound estate.

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Myth Busting Mondays

Check out the third in a new series of weekly vlogs by Peter Durham from Samuel Phillips Law's Wills, Probate and Trusts Team.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Myth Busting Mondays

Check out the third in a new series of weekly vlogs by Peter Durham from Samuel Phillips Law's Wills, Probate and Trusts Team.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Myth Busting Mondays

Check out the third in a new series of weekly vlogs by Peter Durham from Samuel Phillips Law's Wills, Probate and Trusts Team.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Myth Busting Mondays

Check out the second in a new series of weekly vlogs by Felicity Nelson from Samuel Phillips Law's Wills, Probate and Trusts Team

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Make a Will Month June 2023

Samuel Phillips Law are proud to support St Oswald’s Make a Will Month throughout June 2023. Join us in supporting St Oswald’s Hospice.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Myth Busting Mondays

Check out the first in a new series of weekly vlogs by Peter Durham from Samuel Phillips Law's Wills, Probate and Trusts Team.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Bereavement and anxiety

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Felicity Nelson from our Wills, Probate and Trusts team explores the effect of bereavement on anxiety.

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Is your Will Registered?

If you make your Will with Samuel Phillips Law, we will register your Will with The National Will Register free of charge.

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Senior Associate Promotion at Samuel Phillips Law

Samuel Phillips Law has promoted solicitor Felicity Nelson to Senior Associate and appointed her as Head of Wills, Probate and Trusts,

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Update Your Will Week 2023

Samuel Phillips Law is proud to support Update Your Will Week (23rd - 29th January), an awareness campaign hosted by Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

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Proud to champion gifts in Wills

Samuel Phillips Law are proud to support the Remember a Charity in your Will scheme.

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Why your New Year’s Resolution should be to make a Will

The New Year is often a time of resolutions and good intentions so why not take the opportunity to get your affairs in order?

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LPApril: Lasting Powers of Attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are extremely useful and important documents, but many do not even know what they are, let alone why they need them. We at Samuel Phillips are here to change that.

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LPApril

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are extremely useful and important documents, but many do not even know what they are, let alone why they need them. We at Samuel Phillips are here to change that and are offering reduced prices throughout April 2022 as part of our LPApril scheme!

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Update your Will Week – Almost over

Update your Will Week is almost over, but it’s not too late to arrange your appointment with our Felicity Nelson today, who is an Associate Member of SFE, by calling 0191 232 8451 or emailing felicitynelson@samuelphillips.co.uk to get started.

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