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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.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Brexit – The Effect on Wills, Probate & Trusts Part 1

The EU Succession Regulation deals with the ability to choose the country whose law will apply to your estate when you die. This is important as if there is a difference in the law between the country where you made your Will and the country where the asset is it can lead to the wishes in your Will not being able to take effect.

Family Law

Separated parents – what will happen to my child if I die?

A common concern amongst separated parents is that if anything were to happen to them, their child could be sent to live with a parent with whom they have had no contact or do not have a good relationship with. Another concern is that their child may be forced to move away and will lose contact with their extended family and friends who’ve had an important role in their life.

Wills, Probate & Trust

How to make a Will and observe social distancing

All of the uncertainty as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic is making people worry about all sorts of things. It is unsurprising that one of these is their Will. Our Wills, Probate and Trusts team have thought carefully about this and have developed solutions which ensure that you will still get the same excellent service, tailored advice and protection from Samuel Phillips Law, whilst also maintaining social distancing and complying with the latest government guidance.

Wills, Probate & Trust

If you’re considering divorce, or in the midst of divorcing, don’t overlook making immediate changes to your Will

Going through divorce is one of the most stressful experiences in life. On the Holmes & Rahe Stress Scale, it ranks higher than imprisonment and is second overall.  It is akin to grieving upon the death of a loved one.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Where there’s no Will, there’s a way

The grieving process can be traumatic and highly emotional, which can often be made significantly worse once family, friends and loved ones look to sort out the deceased persons affairs. From time to time, we deal with families where their loved one did not leave a Will, or in some cases, where they have been left out of the Will entirely.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Samuel Phillips Law helping Make a Will month to succeed

Samuel Phillips Law is taking an active part in this year's St Oswald’s Hospice’s Make a Will month. It means that throughout June, it will offer Wills at a special rate and donate the fee to St Oswald’s.

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