Legal clinic round up – March 2018 We spoke to people with a wide variety of issues ranging from whether a landlord can refuse a tenant’s request for alterations to a property for disabled access; how to set up a charity; and whether a person with dementia is able to make changes to their will or appoint an attorney. … Read More
Legal clinic round up – February 2018 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth. The most popular topics that people want to discuss with us relate to Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. A particular question that arose this month is what happens to my Will if I get married or divorced. When you marry, … Read More
Throughout 2017 we have given advice on a wide variety of legal issues at their free legal clinics held each month in Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth. Beccy said “We have been asked to interpret all sorts of legal documents, insurance policies, contracts and agreements and property deeds. We have been shown a number of Wills made years before and asked … Read More
In November 2017 we had a stand at the KCC Careers Fair. We really enjoyed meeting the pupils who wanted to know more about a career in the legal profession. We were able to provide an insight into the different options that are now available for anyone that has an interest in law as a career including apprenticeships.
We held a free wills week for two charities in 2017. During the week Beccy gave her services free of charge to prepare Wills for individuals who in return gave a donation or legacy to the charity. During our Wills week we raised £390 for St Luke’s Hospice and £725 for Citizens Advice Bureau South Hams. We will be … Read More
In 2017 we organised a cake sale and raised £250 for The Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day in June in conjunction with The Cookworthy Museum. We had a stall in Kingsbridge town square during Dementia Awareness Week in May in conjunction with St Luke’s Hospice. Rebecca Weare participated in the Kingsbridge Estuary Rotary Swimarathon in October.
We know that most people will only have contact with a solicitor on a couple of occasions during their lifetime and that for this reason solicitors may not seem very approachable. We felt that people are treated less and less like individuals and that solicitors can be too quick to charge for every communication, with each letter, telephone call or … Read More
The Kingsbridge Dementia Friendly Community is a group of individuals who have been meeting for two years on a voluntary basis to raise awareness of dementia in Kingsbridge and the surrounding areas. The group adopted a constitution in July 2017 and is now an unincorporated charity. Rebecca Weare has volunteered to chair the group and Beccy Bristow has volunteered as … Read More
In April 2017 Rebecca & Beccy trained and qualified as Dementia Friends champions. Dementia Friends is a social action iniative run by The Alzheimer’s Society to promote five key messages about awareness and support for people living with dementia and their friends, families and carers. We have held several dementia friends information sessions in Kingsbridge and the local area … Read More