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

Do you need to worry about the increase to Probate fees?

The Gazette, 9 March 2019 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. The current hot topic for solicitors dealing with administration of estates is the proposed increase to the fee paid to obtain a Grant of Probate, or Letters of Administration (for … 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

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

Relaxed and friendly networking in February

Everyone that braved the rain and dodged the showers enjoyed another great morning networking yesterday. If you are in business in Kingsbridge, South Hams or further afield the Kingsbridge business breakfast is a great way to start your month. A great variety of people working in various sizes of businesses from the very large to the very small attend and … Read More

February breakfast

Who is joining us for breakfast next Thursday? We will be at the Regal Club in Church Street from 9.15am for friendly and relaxed networking and a delicious breakfast. This is not a club and there are no joining fees. You just pay for your food and drink from The Regal’s fabulous breakfast menu. It is a great opportunity to … Read More

Free Legal Clinic Salcombe

We are holding a free legal clinic in Salcombe Library in February and March. Anyone is welcome to drop in and ask for advice or guidance on their legal issues. We hold monthly free clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth and have added two dates in Salcombe to see if there is demand for a more regular event. At previous clinics … Read More