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  • 2 October 2017
    Concern over digital proposal for Powers of Attorney

    Our Solicitor Nicola Steadman, based in our Kendal office, has joined fellow members of Solicitors for the Elderly in warning against proposals to turn the LPA (Lasting Power of Attorney) registratio… Read more

  • 27 September 2017
    Another fine show!

    Despite torrential rain leading up to the day of the Westmorland County Show this year, the actual day dawned fine and we had lovely sunshine much of the day. We were delighted to welcome so many clie… Read more

  • 18 September 2017
    Power of Attorney registration fees reduced

    The registration fees for Lasting Powers of Attorney went down in April from £110 to £82. This means it is cheaper than ever to prepare Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). An LPA allows someone else… Read more

  • 11 September 2017
    Why do solicitors need to check your identity?

    When you instruct a Solicitor to buy or sell a house for you they will always ask for proof of your identity and address. Whilst providing ID might seem like a chore there are a number of reasons why … Read more

  • 8 September 2017
    Let the buyer beware...

    Don’t get caught out when you buy your dream house. Contracts for the sale of land are founded on the legal principle of caveat emptor (let the buyer beware). This means that it is the buyer̵… Read more

  • 6 September 2017
    Dementia - what might happen to your home?

    Dementia has not always been something that people want to think about, but awareness of Dementia and Alzheimer’s is improving and more people are now planning ahead. You need to think about who … Read more

  • 4 September 2017
    Local solicitor defends lasting powers of attorney

    Following comments from a former senior judge that powers of attorney orders are open to financial abuse, our inheritance solicitor Nicola Steadman has defended them – as has national group Solicito… Read more

  • 30 August 2017
    Life sustaining treatment?

    OK, so it’s not really what we want to talk about over dinner, or on a Saturday night over drinks. But by the time it does come to talk about it, it’s often too late. I’m talking about life su… Read more

  • 27 June 2017
    Who gets the family silver once you've gone?

    Personal chattels are something which can be fought over more than cash! In my experience, personal items can be more important to family members than the money given their sentimental value. I have… Read more

  • 23 June 2017
    Save on Inheritance Tax!

    Since 2010, the number of estates which have paid inheritance tax has risen from 10,000 to 40,000. That means the number of people paying IHT has quadrupled! In the year to May 2017, the inheritance… Read more

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