Wills & Probate

  • 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

  • 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

  • New Year, New Starters

    New Year, New Starters

    Emsleys Solicitors has appointed nine legal experts in the last few months. The appointments follow a period of growth and increased success and recognition regionally and nationally. Laura Jones joined the firm in September as a… Read More