Private Law

Leaving gifts to charity in your will

How can I leave money to charity in my will? Generally speaking, there are two ways to leave money to charity in your will. The first option is to very simply, specify any charities you wish to benefit from your will. Alternatively, you can leave money or property in a trust and leave it up...

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Kate Garraway & the legal protections we should all have in place

Kate Garraway’s heart-breaking story of her husband Derek’s year-long battle with Covid has been made even more complicated by the lack of legal protection she and Derek had in place. Kate was unable to access funds to manage her husband’s care or refinance her mortgage. She didn’t even have the legal right to see his...

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A quick guide to succession planning for your farming estate

Succession planning is an essential part of running a family farm business. Effectively planning for the future allows you to protect your assets, safeguard your business, ensure continuity and provide for your family. In this article, Fiona Thomas, Managing Partner and Private Client Solicitor at Farnfields Solicitors looks at some of the key things you...

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How to deal with an estate as an executor during the coronavirus pandemic

In recent years there has been an increase in the number of claims brought against executors by beneficiaries. Coupled with increased financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it is vital that executors understand their duties and obligations to avoid claims. In this article, we set out what is required of executors, and...

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What use are pre or post-nuptial agreements?

You might have heard of either pre or post-nuptial agreements. Each agreement can play its part at certain stages of a relationship and importantly they can hold some weight in law. A pre-nuptial agreement is made before a marriage or civil partnership. Often, they are made because one party to the relationship brings a great...

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What will happen to Fido, Felix or Flopsy?

Our pets are our constant companions – on hand twenty-four hours a day, every day, offering loyalty and love. They help reduce stress by providing emotional security as well as providing a fixed routine. Pets bring us happiness and laughter to lift depression. As pets usually have shorter lifespans than their owners, people tend to...

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