Wills & Probate

  • 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

  • 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