Do you need to worry about the increase to Probate fees?

The Gazette, 9 March 2019 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth, and last month we held our first of two special dates in Salcombe Library. The current hot topic for solicitors dealing with administration of estates is the proposed increase to the fee paid to obtain a Grant of Probate, or Letters of Administration (for … 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

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

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

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