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

When should you register your LPA?

Legal clinic round up – April 2018 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth.  We are often asked about Lasting Powers of Attorney, a legal document that allows you to appoint someone else to help you to manage your affairs.  Before your attorney can use the lasting power of attorney it must be registered with … Read More

Hannah’s Will Week 2018

Hannahs is a local charity providing services to children and adults with long term care needs. In March 2018 we took part in Hannah’s Make a Will Week. We gave our Will writing services free of charge and in return the clients donated money to Hannah’s. In total this raised £675.

Monthly networking business breakfast

In April 2018 we held the first Kingsbridge Business Breakfast meeting and we have held networking breakfast at The Regal Club in Kingsbridge every month since.  This is a relaxed opportunity for local business people to get together and enjoy some networking plus a very tasty breakfast.  We sometimes organise a ten minute presentation that we think will appeal to … Read More

What do you do when someone dies?

Legal clinic round up – March 2018 We spoke to people with a wide variety of issues ranging from whether a landlord can refuse a tenant’s request for alterations to a property for disabled access; how to set up a charity; and whether a person with dementia is able to make changes to their will or appoint an attorney.       … Read More