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Continuing to help make Wills

The outbreak of Coronavirus has resulted in a new way of living for many of us. Linder Myers is committed to continuing to provide an excellent service to our clients, even in this time of uncertainty. Changing or updating your Will If you would like to change or amend your Will, we remain open and…

The danger of Inheritance Act claims

A recent case has illustrated the dangers of disputing the Will of a family member under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act. The case of Shepton v Seviour made national press due to comments from Deputy Master Lloyd concluding the claim was “absolutely hopeless” and “never stood a reasonable prospect of success”. The…

Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney…

There are many misconceptions around the significance of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). Since inception, Linder Myers has assisted many families in planning for the future. Here are 5 common misconceptions we’ve helped our clients understand. “Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney if my family are going to look after me?” A family…

New Start to the Year – Get your Affairs in Order – Part One

Often people consider writing their Will when they have suffered bereavement or a family member has been seriously ill. I have even come across people that are frightened of making a Will as they fear that once they have signed on the dotted line, they will meet their maker. I have to say it took me several years to persuade my father-in-law to make a Will, which he did a few years ago and guess what, he is still with us.

Proprietary Estoppel – What is it?

Proprietary estoppel provides a means by which a person may claim a right to property or land despite being legally documented. For example, if someone has promised that you inherit their property or land on death, but you subsequently find out that it is not reflected in their Will.

Digital Assets – what is it and how does it affect my estate?

Dealing with someone’s estate can be a burdensome task and at the same time you are faced with the ever expansion of the modern world and you now have to consider “Digital Assets”.

So what is a digital asset? It is simply personal property stored in digital form whether that be electronic or online and you may not realise that you own digital assets until examples are given.

New increase on Probate Court fees to hit UK families

The Ministry of Justice has now confirmed that the Government is pressing ahead with substantial increases in Probate Court fees.

This decision arises despite arguments against the move by The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Solicitors for the Elderly and the majority of respondents to the Government consultation process.

Linder Myers adds new trusts and estates solicitor in Manchester

Linder Myers has added a new trusts and estates solicitor in Manchester with the appointment of Charlotte Ashworth.

Joining from Burnley based Waddington and Son Solicitors, the new appointment boosts Linder Myers’ Manchester based team of trusts and estates specialists to 15. Charlotte Ashworth specialises in advising on wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and probate matters.

Linder Myers boosts its Lancashire team with new appointments

Linder Myers has boosted its team in Lancashire with the appointment of two new solicitors in its trusts & estates and commercial litigation departments.

Laura Hallett Lea joins as a commercial litigation solicitor from Marsden Rawsthorn. Laura specialises in all aspects of property litigation including commercial landlord and tenant disputes, commercial property disputes, residential tenant evictions and agricultural disputes. Mrs Lea is also a solicitor advocate.

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