Wills & Probate

  • 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

  • Legal 500 hat-trick for THIRD year running

    Legal 500 hat-trick for THIRD year running

    Leeds-based law firm Emsleys Solicitors is celebrating after being ‘recommended’ in three categories in the prestigious league table of national law firms: the Legal 500, for the third year running. This year also sees Emsleys feature a… Read More

  • No change for IHT rates, but a warning on avoidance

    No change for IHT rates, but a warning on avoidance

    The Chancellor George Osbourne today decided not to modify the thresholds for the payment of Inheritance Tax, which the Sunday Express had suggested he might. Instead, he gave a warning that avoidance through Deeds of Variation would be… Read More

  • Why you must write a will...

    Why you must write a will...

    It seems not a day goes by without a newspaper article on the financial disasters caused by a failure to plan for your death. Today, the Daily Mail features an article about a son who has lost out because a couple have not undertaken some… Read More

  • Public still at risk from unregulated wills

    Public still at risk from unregulated wills

    The Times reports today that too many people are still having their wills prepared by unqualified, uninsured and unregulated ill-writers 180,000 consumers each year may be unprotected if their wills are found to be defective. What many… Read More

  • Worried about care home fees? It pays to plan ahead

    Worried about care home fees? It pays to plan ahead

    In light of recently published figures which suggest that more than 100 elderly people a week are losing their properties to local authorities to pay for their care home fees, funding the cost of care has become cause of worry for many.… Read More

  • Protecting your business with a Lasting Power of Attorney

    Protecting your business with a Lasting Power of Attorney

    If you own and run a thriving business, then its success may depend on you being there and being capable of running it. Many business owners plan for unexpected death through life insurance policies, shareholder agreements and having a… Read More