Monthly free legal clinics

Can we help to resolve your legal issue? Every month Rebecca Weare and Beccy Bristow from Start Point Law hold free legal clinics at Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe libraries.  Each clinic runs for two hours and is an opportunity for anyone with a legal issue to speak to either Rebecca or Beccy free of charge. What sorts of problems can … Read More

Do you know your consumer rights?

The Post, December 2019-January 2020 issue For most people the next couple of months see an increase in spending as they prepare for the festive season.  Hopefully you will be pleased with your purchases, but if you aren’t do you know your rights as a consumer?   Purchasing in a shop If you purchased items in a shop and want to … 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

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

What is Mediation?

Legal Corner in The Post January 2019 What is Mediation? The term “mediation” broadly refers to any instance in which a third party helps others reach agreement. Mediation has a structure, timetable and dynamics that ordinary negotiation lacks. The process is private and confidential and participation is voluntary. A popular form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mediation is the most … 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