The Gazette, August 9 2019

How does marriage affect your Will? Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth, and the Salcombe clinic will be back in September. With the current wedding season upon us, many couples are busy planning their big day and futures together.  A couple who are getting married in September came to see us recently.  They had heard … Read More

Weddings & Wills

The Post – Legal corner August/September 2019 With wedding season in full swing, many happy couples will be planning the finishing touches to their big day and probably the furthest thing from their mind is making a Will.  However, planning for your future should include considering what life will be like for your loved ones when you die. Wills should … Read More

Acting as an Attorney

The Post – Legal corner June 2019 This article focusses on the duties of an Attorney appointed by a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) What is an Attorney? A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document which a person can use to appoint a person or people to make decisions for them when they no longer have capacity … Read More

St Luke’s Hospice Make a Will Week

Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth, and in May and June will be holding a clinic Salcombe Library. We specialise in helping people make provision for their family when they die, we draft Wills, advise about Inheritance Tax liabilities and help executors to carry out their duties after someone has died, we also help resolve … Read More

What is Inheritance Tax?

The Gazette, 12 April 2019 What is Inheritance Tax? Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth, and last month we held our first of two special dates in Salcombe Library. We are often asked questions about inheritance tax, and whilst everyone has heard of inheritance tax not many people understand it.     Back to basics Inheritance … Read More

Making Kingsbridge Dementia Friendly

Rebecca Weare and Beccy Bristow are both solicitors at Start Point Law and both are Dementia Friends Champions. This means that they were trained by the Alzheimer’s Society to deliver the Dementia Friends Information Session and help create more dementia friends. Dementia is an important topic as it is a disease that was responsible for the largest number of deaths … Read More

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Legal Corner, The Post, April 2019 What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A lasting power of attorney is a legal document which appoints a person or people to make decisions for you when you no longer have capacity to make decisions yourself. There are two different types of Lasting Power of Attorney (often referred to as an LPA).  The … Read More

Reviewing Wills and Dame Hannah’s Will Week

Free Legal Clinics January 2019 In January we held free legal advice clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.  We have added two extra dates for a free clinic at Salcombe Library between 11am and 1pm on 13th February and 13th March.      A lot of people talk to us about their Will, they are concerned to know if it still does … Read More

What is an executor and what do they do?

The Post, Legal Corner, December 2018 What is an Executor? Have you been appointed as an executor? Where do you start? We help you to understand an executor’s duties. Lets start as the beginning – what is an executor and what do they do? The legal definition of an Executor is “a person appointed to deal with someone’s financial and … Read More

The importance of lifetime planning

Legal Corner – The Post September 2018 Many people put off planning ahead for many reasons, but often simply because they don’t get around to it or feel that planning may be tempting fate in some way.  It is important that we encourage people to tackle the taboos around end of life planning as the consequences of failing to plan … Read More