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

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

Theresa May under pressure over ‘dementia tax’ social care shakeup

On the 21 May 2017, the Guardian ran the following report: Theresa May under pressure over ‘dementia tax’ social care shakeup. Plans to make elderly people pay for care in their own home going down badly on doorstep say Conservative candidates Theresa May is coming under pressure to drop or water down her controversial shakeup of social care that has been branded … 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.

Deprivation of Liberty and Dementia

On the 13 March 2017, the major news outlets ran the following reports: The Daily Telegraph – “50,000 families caring for relatives at home risk breaking the law by locking them in”; The Times – “Dementia sufferers held in care homes and hospitals illegally”; BBC News –“People with Dementia ‘failed’ by deprivation of liberty law”; The Guardian – “Thousands of … Read More

Divorce and the Importance of Making a Will

Going through a separation or divorce will be a very stressful time. You must make big decisions about the division of property and money. If you have children decisions have to be made about their future living arrangements.  At this very difficult time thoughts about what happens to your assets when you die can be overlooked. Following your divorce, your … Read More

Advanced Decision/Living Will

What is an advance decision? An advance decision (sometimes known as an advance decision to refuse treatment, an ADRT or a living will) is a decision you can make now to refuse a specific type of treatment at some time in the future. An advanced decision lets your family, carers and health professionals know whether you want to refuse specific treatments … Read More