News & Views

Should I make a Will now? The question we are being asked during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

To download this article as a PDF, please click here. There has been a significant increase in the number of people seeking to make a Will or review their Wills during the current crisis as well as executing Powers of Attorney. We understand that this may be a cause of great anxiety especially as we …

Should I make a Will now? The question we are being asked during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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Sherrards take part in Rennie Grove’s ‘Make a Will month’

After the great success of last year, Sherrards’ Wills, Trusts and Probate team are offering their expertise once again to write Wills in return for a donation to Rennie Grove, as part of Make Your Will Month. Sherrards raised an amazing £5,125 for the scheme last year, contributing towards approximately a quarter of the overall …

Sherrards take part in Rennie Grove’s ‘Make a Will month’

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To Marry or Cohabit: that is the question

Wills, Trusts and Probate lawyer, Donna Payne, features in the latest edition of Ye Old Fighting Cock publication and discusses whether its better for couples to cohabit or get married. Click here for full article on page 8.

To Marry or Cohabit: that is the question

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Leaving a legacy for your pet

Many will have heard the tale of Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette, who reportedly inherited a substantial sum from the German fashion designer’s £153 million estate.  Whilst many of us with pets may not have the resources to fund such a lavish legacy, have you thought about what will happen to yours should they survive you? …

Leaving a legacy for your pet

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I DO OR NOT I DO…

The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 comes into force on 26 May 2019 allowing both same-sex and opposite-sex couples to choose either marriage or civil partnership. It has taken well over a decade to achieve equality in this area.  In December 2005 the Civil Partnership Act was implemented.  This enabled same-sex …

I DO OR NOT I DO…

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Warning: Probate fees increase

A controversial increase in probate application fees has moved a step closer to being introduced, after being narrowly approved at a parliamentary committee hearing earlier this month. The fee, which is currently £155 when using a solicitor and £215 when people apply directly, will now be applied on a sliding scale according to the value …

Warning: Probate fees increase

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