When can a Will be challenged?

Legal clinic round up – November 2018 Every month Rebecca Weare and Beccy Bristow solicitors at Start Point Law hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.  In November we spoke to a man who was concerned that a family member may challenge his will after he died. The man had three children and did not want one son to … Read More

Applying for a Grant of Probate

Legal clinic round up – October 2018 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.  This month we saw people with a variety of issues including queries about lasting powers of attorney and landlord and tenant problems.  We spoke to a lady who had been appointed as executor and wanted some help understanding the process to apply … Read More

What are an executor’s duties?

Legal clinic round up – September 2018 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.  During the last month we met a man called Ed.  He is appointed as executor in his brother’s will. His brother was seriously ill and was likely to die very soon. Ed didn’t really know what being an executor meant or what … Read More

Severing a joint tenancy

Legal clinic round up – August 2018 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.  Over the summer we helped lots of people with a variety of legal issues, including a couple who needed help with an issue with their landlord, several people with questions about wills, a man who was in dispute with his siblings over … Read More

Why make a Will?

Legal clinic round up – July 2018 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth.  We had a busy month at all three clinics. We are always happy to try to tackle any issue and if we don’t immediately know the answer we usually know someone who does. Our specialist areas are wills, lasting powers of … Read More

Being Dementia Friendly

Legal clinic round up – June 2018 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth.  This month we spoke to people with a wide variety of legal issues which ranged from problems recovering a debt to questions about a residential tenancy, and from advice on sale of a business to reviewing an old will to see … Read More

Free Will week for St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth

In May 2018 we took part in St Luke’s Hospice Make a Will Week.  We offered a number of appointments for people to see us during the week to make a will.  We do not charge to draft the Will and ask that each client in return makes a donation to St Luke’s Hospice.  In total we raised £650 for … Read More

Changing Solicitors

Legal clinic round up – May 2018 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth.  Last month we spoke to a lady who was residuary beneficiary of an estate. A firm of solicitors in the South East who had acted for the deceased for years and held the original will had been instructed to administer the … Read More

When should you register your LPA?

Legal clinic round up – April 2018 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth.  We are often asked about Lasting Powers of Attorney, a legal document that allows you to appoint someone else to help you to manage your affairs.  Before your attorney can use the lasting power of attorney it must be registered with … Read More

Hannah’s Will Week 2018

Hannahs is a local charity providing services to children and adults with long term care needs. In March 2018 we took part in Hannah’s Make a Will Week. We gave our Will writing services free of charge and in return the clients donated money to Hannah’s. In total this raised £675.