Wills & Probate

  • Can I make a gift as an Attorney or Deputy?

    Can I make a gift as an Attorney or Deputy?

    There are strict rules and limits on gift-giving as an Attorney or a Deputy. These rules are designed to safeguard the best interests of the person who the Attorney or Deputy is making decisions for. The Mental Capacity Act 2005… Read More

  • The Incapacity Crisis – A nation unprepared?

    The Incapacity Crisis – A nation unprepared?

    Solicitors for the Elderly, an organisation which I am a full accredited member of, has been working with the Centre for Future Studies to understand the impact of the increase in prevalence of those living with dementia. Their… Read More

  • What can you do to prepare for the future?

    What can you do to prepare for the future?

    With one in six people over the age of 80 being diagnosed with dementia, what can you do to prepare for the future? Currently, there are 850,000 people living with dementia with this figure set to rise to over a million by 2025.… Read More

  • Emsleys moves to become a dementia friendly firm

    Emsleys moves to become a dementia friendly firm

    To mark Dementia Action Week 2018, over 30 members of the Emsleys team are taking part in sessions to become Dementia Friends. Director and Head of Wills and Probate Helen Gott is a Dementia Friends Champion and is leading three… Read More

  • Is a gift under a Will affected by a change of gender?

    Is a gift under a Will affected by a change of gender?

    One issue within the transgender community is whether a person is able to inherit under a Will if their name and/or gender no longer matches that which is written in the Will. For example, a Will might read: “I leave 50% of my estate to my… Read More

  • Throwback Thursday: Andrew Greenwood’s Legal Hour

    Throwback Thursday: Andrew Greenwood’s Legal Hour

    Last week, director Andrew Greenwood joined presenter Richard Stead on BBC Radio Leeds for Legal Hour, answering listeners’ various legal enquiries. Q: A friend bought a quad bike from me under the pretext of awaiting a… Read More

  • 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