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

What is an executor and what do they do?

Legal Corner – The Post December 2018 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 administrative affairs after … 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

Severing a joint tenancy

Legal clinic round up – August 2018 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.  Over the summer we helped lots of people with a variety of legal issues, including a couple who needed help with an issue with their landlord, several people with questions about wills, a man who was in dispute with his siblings over … 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

Changing Solicitors

Legal clinic round up – May 2018 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth.  Last month we spoke to a lady who was residuary beneficiary of an estate. A firm of solicitors in the South East who had acted for the deceased for years and held the original will had been instructed to administer the … 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

Are you a common law spouse?

You may believe you are, afterall, it is a term frequently used to describe a couple in a long term relationship, usually living together.  Nevertheless, the correct answer is no.  Currently, in legal terms, there is no such thing.    That also means that unless you are married or in a civil partnership, living with your partner does not give … Read More