Wills & Probate

  • Six Emsleys lawyers recommended in The Legal 500 2017

    Six Emsleys lawyers recommended in The Legal 500 2017

    Emsleys is celebrating after six of its lawyers were ‘recommended’ in The Legal 500 2017 editorial. Director and Head of Personal Injury Andrew Greenwood, Director Natalie Marrison and solicitor John Hutchings have been recommended for… Read More

  • The case for assisted dying?

    The case for assisted dying?

    Today, the High Court has considered a challenge against the law brought by Noel Conway, a man living with motor neurone disease with a life expectancy of less than 12 months. Mr Conway wants to be able to end his life when… Read More

  • Lasting Powers of Attorney – a warning?

    Lasting Powers of Attorney – a warning?

    Former senior judge of the Court of Protection Denzil Lush recently commented on Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), warning that they may leave the elderly at risk of financial abuse. However, when put into context, Lush’s fears most… Read More

  • Director and Head of Wills & Probate shortlisted for award

    Director and Head of Wills & Probate shortlisted for award

    Helen Gott, Director and Head of Emsleys’ Wills & Probate department, has been shortlisted for the Private Client Award in The Yorkshire Legal Awards 2017. Helen is an expert in the private client field, with expertise in wills, probate,… Read More

  • Head of Wills and Probate appointed as director

    Head of Wills and Probate appointed as director

    Our Head of Wills and Probate Helen Gott has been appointed as a director. Helen has more than eight years’ experience in the private client field, advising on wills, probate, administration of trusts and estates, court of protection… Read More

  • Why should you write a will?

    Why should you write a will?

    For many, writing a will is a task we avoid doing. As a solicitor that specialises in wills and probate, I have heard countless excuses for not making a will, from not having anything to leave, to claiming that family members will sort it… Read More

  • ‘DIY’ Lasting Powers of Attorney – why take the risk?

    ‘DIY’ Lasting Powers of Attorney – why take the risk?

    Emsleys Solicitors’ Helen Gott warns about the risks of creating a ‘DIY’ Lasting Power of Attorney, following the launch of Solicitors for the Elderly’s campaign on 15 November. In November, Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) launched a… Read More

  • Why should you prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney?

    Why should you prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney?

    Although it’s not a subject many of us like to spend much time contemplating, research tells us that, as a result of our ageing population, an increasing number of people could lose the mental capacity to manage our own financial affairs.… Read More

  • Having your affairs professionally managed

    Having your affairs professionally managed

    Most of us hope that when we are elderly there will be someone around to care for us. Maybe it's a spouse or partner, a child or possibly a friendly neighbour. But what happens when there is no one who can fulfil that role? Who can you… Read More