Review My Will

  • 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

  • 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

  • Time to review your overseas affairs

    Time to review your overseas affairs

    Whatever the outcome of Thursday’s Referendum on EU membership, now is a good time to review what overseas property you have and what plans you have in place for dealing with it on your death. Most of us consider ourselves to live in… Read More

  • Easing the burden for the ‘sandwich generation’

    Easing the burden for the ‘sandwich generation’

    Many of us fall into the category referred to as the ‘sandwich generation’ as we look after young children, balance careers and often care for parents or older relatives. For those spending so much time caring for others, it is also… Read More

  • Dying Matters Awareness Week 9th - 13th May 2016

    Dying Matters Awareness Week 9th - 13th May 2016

    Next week is Dying Matters Awareness week. The ethos of the week is to try to encourage people to talk about end of life care, their particular wishes and how they would like their family to support them at the end of their life. As… Read More

  • Senior Appointments at Emsleys Solicitors

    Senior Appointments at Emsleys Solicitors

    Emsleys Solicitors has appointed two solicitors. The appointments follow a period of growth and increased success and recognition regionally and nationally. Solicitor Helen Gott joins the firm to head up the Wills and Probate team. Helen… Read More