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September 13, 2017

The Risks of DIY Probate Applications

Over the last few years, we have seen a substantial increase in the number of people opting to use DIY probate applications when dealing with the estate of a loved one. This might be because of the high fees people often associate with using a solicitor for such things. But while it might seem like an expensive outlay initially, solicitors are often the best choice when it comes to preparing for and executing end of life affairs for a very simple reason – things very rarely go wrong.   Dealing with the estate of a loved one is a time-consuming […]
August 16, 2017

The High Heels Row Continues

You may or may not remember, but in May last year, PwC made the headlines for sending home a female temporary receptionist (Nicola Thorp) for not wearing a pair of heels at least 2 – 4 inches high. The receptionist argued that she would wear the flats she had for her 9-hour shift that day and come in with heels the next day, but the company insisted that if she didn’t go out and buy heels then and there, that she would be sent home without pay. Unsurprisingly that’s exactly what happened, and the result sparked a huge controversy within […]
July 19, 2017

A Practical Guide To Setting Up Your Lasting Power Of Attorney

It’s never nice to think about growing old, or all of the health and legal problems that go with it. But sadly, 1 in 6 of us will develop some form of dementia as we get older, so we need to put some protections in place for ourselves just in case. The simplest way to ensure you are still in control of your life decisions, even if you aren’t in control of your mental faculties, is to create a Lasting Power of Attorney. We talked a little bit about what LPAs are and the different types in this post. So […]
June 14, 2017

Your Guide To Remortgaging

If you own a home or property in the UK, this one’s for you, and we want to start by asking a you question. When was the last time you looked around at mortgage rates? Most home owners in the UK will stick with their original property mortgage for life, or until they move. But they are missing out. By remortgaging your property, you could save yourself a significant amount of money. The idea behind remortgaging is really quite simple. For most people, their mortgage is the single biggest expense they have, so it makes sense that they would want […]