The Gazette, July 12 2019

What happens when you don’t appoint an attorney? Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth, the Salcombe clinic will be back in September. Often people ask about a lasting power of attorney (LPA).  This legal document appoints a person to make decisions on your behalf when you no longer have capacity to make decisions yourself.  People … Read More

Why worry about Digital Assets

The Gazette, 19 June 2019 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth, and in April, May and June we held a clinic Salcombe Library. We recently met a couple concerned about newspaper articles reporting a story involving a widow who had to take court proceedings against Apple to get access to the photographs that her deceased … 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

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