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

Fundraising Events

In 2017 we organised a cake sale and raised £250 for The Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day in June in conjunction with The Cookworthy Museum.  We had a stall in Kingsbridge town square during Dementia Awareness Week in May in conjunction with St Luke’s Hospice.  Rebecca Weare participated in the Kingsbridge Estuary Rotary Swimarathon in October.

Free monthly legal clinics in Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge throughout 2017

We know that most people will only have contact with a solicitor on a couple of occasions during their lifetime and that for this reason solicitors may not seem very approachable.  We felt that people are treated less and less like individuals and that solicitors can be too quick to charge for every communication, with each letter, telephone call or … Read More

Advanced Decision/Living Will

What is an advance decision? An advance decision (sometimes known as an advance decision to refuse treatment, an ADRT or a living will) is a decision you can make now to refuse a specific type of treatment at some time in the future. An advanced decision lets your family, carers and health professionals know whether you want to refuse specific treatments … Read More

Kingsbridge Dementia Friendly Community

The Kingsbridge Dementia Friendly Community is a group of individuals who have been meeting for two years on a voluntary basis to raise awareness of dementia in Kingsbridge and the surrounding areas.  The group adopted a constitution in July 2017 and is now an unincorporated charity.  Rebecca Weare has volunteered to chair the group and Beccy Bristow has volunteered as … Read More

‘Face to face with online’

On the 13thJuly we set out the BBC report  “The law around wills should be updated and brought into the “modern world”, the Law Commission for England and Wales has said” The question of Will making over the internet continues to roll on……  On the 7th August Ian Bond who is the chair of the Law Society’s Wills and Equity Committee wrote … Read More

“Will law should be brought into modern world”

On the 13 July 2017, The BBC reported: “The law around wills should be updated and brought into the “modern world”, the Law Commission for England and Wales has said” The current rules were “unclear” and could be putting people off from making a will, it added. It is considering whether texts, emails and other electronic communications should be recognised as a … Read More

“Why Inheritance Tax changes are not good news for everyone”

On the 15 June 2017, The Times reported: “the new system will allow many families to pass on their home without paying a huge bill — but the system is complex and some will miss out” Changes to the inheritance tax system should bring down the bill for millions of families whose parents’ or grandparents’ estates have soared in value … Read More

Dementia Friends Champions

In April 2017 Rebecca & Beccy trained and qualified as Dementia Friends champions.  Dementia Friends is a social action iniative run by The Alzheimer’s Society to promote five key messages about awareness and support for people living with dementia and their friends, families and carers.   We have held several dementia friends information sessions in Kingsbridge and the local area … Read More