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

Deprivation of Liberty and Dementia

On the 13 March 2017, the major news outlets ran the following reports: The Daily Telegraph – “50,000 families caring for relatives at home risk breaking the law by locking them in”; The Times – “Dementia sufferers held in care homes and hospitals illegally”; BBC News –“People with Dementia ‘failed’ by deprivation of liberty law”; The Guardian – “Thousands of … Read More

Getting married cancels your Will

Legal clinic round up – February 2018 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth.  The most popular topics that people want to discuss with us relate to Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.  A particular question that arose this month is what happens to my Will if I get married or divorced.  When you marry, … Read More

Divorce and the Importance of Making a Will

Going through a separation or divorce will be a very stressful time. You must make big decisions about the division of property and money. If you have children decisions have to be made about their future living arrangements.  At this very difficult time thoughts about what happens to your assets when you die can be overlooked. Following your divorce, your … Read More

Legal clinic round up – January 2018

Throughout 2017 we have given advice on a wide variety of legal issues at their free legal clinics held each month in Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth.  Beccy said “We have been asked to interpret all sorts of legal documents, insurance policies, contracts and agreements and property deeds.  We have been shown a number of Wills made years before and asked … Read More

Kingsbridge Community College Careers Fair

In November 2017 we had a stand at the KCC Careers Fair.  We really enjoyed meeting the pupils who wanted to know more about a career in the legal profession.  We were able to provide an insight into the different options that are now available for anyone that has an interest in law as a career including apprenticeships.  

Free Wills Weeks for Charity

We held a free wills week for two charities in 2017.  During the week Beccy gave her services free of charge to prepare Wills for individuals who in return gave a donation or legacy to the charity.  During our Wills week we raised £390 for St Luke’s Hospice and £725 for Citizens Advice Bureau South Hams.   We will be … Read More