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Wills, Probate & Trust

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.

Wills, Probate & Trust

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!

Wills, Probate & Trust

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.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Update your Will Week – Halfway through

We are halfway through Update your Will Week! Don’t forget to contact 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.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Update your Will Week

It’s Update your Will Week this week! With new research from @SFELawyers revealing 47% of people haven’t updated their will in more than five years, this means nearly half of wills in the UK are likely to be out of date!

Wills, Probate & Trust

How private is your Will?

The High Court recently ruled that Prince Philip’s Last Will and Testament is to be kept secret for a period of 90 years. This may have you thinking…

Family Law

What happens to my Will when I divorce?

Whether you are in the early stages of a separation or your divorce has been finalised it is important that your Will is up to date, to ensure that your estate is divided up in the way that you want.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Is your Will still valid?

A well drafted Will should be enduring and cover a lot of ‘what ifs’. For example, it should include replacement executors and beneficiaries. However, we can never predict the future and it is therefore extremely important that you review your Will every few years and after any major life changes.

Wills, Probate & Trust

‘Dad has lost capacity. He made an Enduring Power of Attorney years ago, but can I still use it?’

Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) were replaced by Lasting Powers of Attorney in October 2007. If you made an EPA before 2007, this can still be used, however, if the donor (that is the person who made the EPA) has lost or is losing capacity, you will need to register the EPA with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) before it can be used. An unregistered EPA can be used whilst the donor still has capacity.

Samuel Phillips Law

12 Days of Brexit Summary

Over the last 11 days, the team at Samuel Phillips Law have been updating you on the changes to the various areas of law we deal with which will come into effect once the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

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