Living Will

A living will or ‘advance decision’ allows you to set out your wishes and refuse medical treatment in future. In this article we will explain: –       What a living will is and what it involves –       Why making a living will is important –       The process involved...

Discretionary Trust Will

It’s incredibly important to have a will setting out your wishes so that you can be sure they’ll be carried out when you’re gone. A discretionary trust Will can be used to leave your estate or a portion of it to a trust which has been created in your will. In this...

Planning for the end of life

Thinking ahead now for peace of mind later. Thinking about the end of your life can be difficult and emotional. However, taking some time to plan ahead and consider your wishes can make things less stressful for you and your family and friends when the time...

Equal and fair hate crime laws for the disabled

Disabled people will only be protected from online abuse when they have “equal and fair” hate crime laws, a leading disabled campaigner has told MPs. Anne Novis, chair of Inclusion London, told the Commons petitions committee that the abuse targeted at disabled people...

Lasting Power of Attorney

None of us likes to contemplate losing the ability to manage our own affairs, but it is something that can happen to anyone, at any time. Some forward planning can make a difficult situation a little bit easier: with thanks to solicitor Ruth Hayward, and Independent...

The pitfalls of DIY probate

and why you should use a professional With the huge increase in internet use and the wealth of information that can be found on it, more and more people are being tempted to deal with the administration of an estate themselves. This blog sets the factors you should...