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What is a Lasting Power of Attorney and why should I get one?

Lasting Power of Attorney You may have heard in the news about Lasting Powers of Attorney. Whilst you still have the mental capacity, you are able to put in place Lasting Powers of Attorney as a precaution for the future by appointing people you trust to make decisions on your behalf. What is a Lasting Power of Attorney and why should I get one? A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), is a legal document that lets you appoint one or more people [...]


Inheritance Act Claims – Securing a Fair Provision from an Estate

What are they? Losing a loved one can be such a difficult time for families, and disputes that arise from that over inheritance can further enhance the emotional stress felt by an individual and the family. Within the United Kingdom, the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 sets out legalities for individuals to follow when attempting to make a claim against an estate upon the believe that they have not been in receipt of reasonable financial provision. How can [...]

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Cross-Border Inheritance: Navigating Two Wills in Different Countries

When drawing up a Will, it is important to review and consider all of your assets. This ensures that your Will coincides with your wishes and distributes your estate to your elected beneficiaries. In some cases, these assets may include properties, bank accounts or shares that are outside of England and Wales. Where assets are held outside of England and Wales, a second Will is often required. This would ensure no stone is unturned.   Some people may question as to [...]

Family Business Startups

Practical Planning Solutions for Family Businesses

Starting a small business is like embarking on a thrilling adventure, filled with excitement, challenges, and boundless opportunities. However, this journey also comes with its fair share of legal complexities, and it becomes even more intricate when you’re balancing parenthood with entrepreneurship. But fear not, because we’ve got an event that’s tailor-made for ambitious family business owners and entrepreneurs like you! Hosted by the dynamic duo of Parentrepreneurs Club and Pepperells Solicitors, the “Practical Planning Solutions for Family Businesses” workshop [...]

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Mortgage Repossession – What can you do?

Are you a homeowner falling behind on your mortgage repayments? If you are a homeowner and unable to meet your mortgage repayments, you may find yourself in a challenging and stressful situation. It is important to understand the process your lender will follow in repossessing your home and seeking legal advice will assist you in navigating through this difficult time. A lender who owns the security of a legal mortgage has a right to seek possession of the property; however, possession [...]

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Alzheimer’s and Lasting Power of Attorney

You may have heard in the news about the most recent Alzheimer’s breakthrough, regarding the new drug Donanemab.  A recent trial of the Donanemab drug has proven to drastically reduce the progression of Alzheimer’s in its patients. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of Dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease of the brain that slowly affects and destroys memories and skills and the ability to carry out simple everyday tasks, eventually leaving you unable to make your own decisions or [...]

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Residential Property Possession Claims

Property possession claims can arise in various situations, causing stress and uncertainty for both landlords and tenants so understanding the legal process and following the correct procedures is essential. There are several grounds on which a landlord can seek possession of a property, including: rent arrears – if a tenant consistently fails to pay rent; breach of tenancy agreement and expiration of fixed-term tenancy. Before initiating legal proceedings, landlords must serve the appropriate notice to the tenant, depending on the grounds [...]


Consumer Rights Act 2015

The Consumer Rights Act protects a consumer by ensuring that fair treatment, high-quality goods and a satisfactory service are provided. There are clear guidelines supplied to businesses under the Act, on their obligations towards consumers and standards which their goods must meet. The Act provides several key rights to consumers. You can therefore expect goods to be of satisfactory quality, free from defects and fit for the purpose for which they are intended. Services must also be carried out with [...]


Settlement Agreements – Resolving Employment Disputes

It is not uncommon for dispute to come about within the workplace. In order to combat what can be lengthy and costly disputes, employers and employees can enter into a contract know as a ‘settlement agreement’. Also known as compromise agreements, settlement agreements offer a way to resolve employment disputes amicably and provide certainty for both parties. This blog aims to provide an overview of settlement agreements in the UK, outlining their purpose, key components, and the benefits they [...]


Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA)

When disputes arise regarding the ownership and management of properties, the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA) serves as a vital legal framework. Common disputes include disagreements over the sale or transfer of a property, disputes between cohabiting couples or family members and conflicts concerning the financial contributions and interests of joint owners. TOLATA claims can be made by individuals who have a beneficial interest in a property but are not registered as legal owners. TOLATA [...]