When do you use a lasting power of attorney?

Legal clinic round up – December 2018 We hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge library on the third Tuesday each month and in Dartmouth library on the first Friday each month. At the clinics we speak to people with a wide variety of legal issues.    In December we met a lady who had agreed to be appointed as an … Read More

Kingsbridge Business Breakfast

The first networking breakfast of 2019 will be on Thursday 10th January in The Regal Club, Church Street, Kingsbridge. If you are in business in Kingsbridge, Salcombe, the South Hams or beyond this is a great opportunity to meet other businesses and enjoy a delicious breakfast. This isn’t a club or network group so there are no joining fees or … Read More

Merry Christmas!

Local artist Jennifer Cooper designed this beautiful Christmas card especially for us. We love it and hope you do to. It has been a busy year and we are both looking forward to a break over Christmas so we are closing the office from 4pm today 21 December, but we will be available for any urgent queries at any point … Read More

Reverse Advent Calendar

We supported a family in need by creating a reverse advent calendar in December 2018. Every day through December we added a food item to a box which we gave to the Kingsbridge Food Bank on 20 December to be passed on to a local family. It is important to remember the work that the Kingsbridge Food Bank are doing … 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

2018 free legal clinics in Dartmouth and Kingsbridge

Throughout 2018 we held a monthly free legal clinic in Dartmouth and Kingsbridge.  Our free clinics are an opportunity for people to access initial advice from a solicitor without incurring any charges.  We offer free initial advice on all kinds of legal queries, in particular issues relating to wills, probate, inheritance tax and trusts or disputes.   The free clinics … Read More

When can a Will be challenged?

Legal clinic round up – November 2018 Every month Rebecca Weare and Beccy Bristow solicitors at Start Point Law hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.  In November we spoke to a man who was concerned that a family member may challenge his will after he died. The man had three children and did not want one son to … Read More

Applying for a Grant of Probate

Legal clinic round up – October 2018 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.  This month we saw people with a variety of issues including queries about lasting powers of attorney and landlord and tenant problems.  We spoke to a lady who had been appointed as executor and wanted some help understanding the process to apply … 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

What are an executor’s duties?

Legal clinic round up – September 2018 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.  During the last month we met a man called Ed.  He is appointed as executor in his brother’s will. His brother was seriously ill and was likely to die very soon. Ed didn’t really know what being an executor meant or what … Read More