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The Importance of Making the Right Choice

Posted on June 19th 2017

So, what is a Lasting Power of Attorney? It is a document that allows you to name people that you trust to manage your affairs if you become unable to make decisions. This can include managing your property, finances, welfare, and healthcare. You could become...

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A small win as small claims reforms are paused in the wake of the General Election

Posted on May 17th 2017

The government had previously ruled that from October 2018 the small claims limit for whiplash and other personal injury claims would increase, and that there would be a ban on pre-medical offers. Whilst these reforms may come back in the future, they have been delayed...

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New Inheritance Tax Allowance to save families up to £1m by 2020

Posted on April 26th 2017

Inheritance Tax is a tax paid on the estate (property, money and possessions) of someone who has died. Before the introduction of the new Residence Nil Rate Band estates worth more than £325,000, or £650,000 for married couples/civil partners, had to pay 40% inheritance tax...

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Lasting and Enduring Power of Attorney Fees Have Been Reduced!

Posted on April 5th 2017

The fee has dropped from £110 to £82 – a reduction of £28. The fee for resubmitting a Lasting Power of Attorney for registration has also fallen from £55 to £41. This is the first change in these fees since October 2013, when they changed...

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A foster carer received no financial support for six years

Posted on January 26th 2017

In an act of selflessness, the foster carer took the three children in when it became apparent that neither the mother nor her family were able to take care of them. This was despite the carer barely knowing the children at the time. Whilst the...

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How long before we can divorce online?

Posted on January 25th 2017

It is hoped that a digital divorce system will make proceedings simpler, less stressful and less time-consuming. Ideally, this would also pave the way for the abolition of fault-based divorces. This is something that Resolution has been lobbying for in parliament recently. So how long...

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Exclusive offer: 10% off the price of wills throughout January 2017!

Posted on January 9th 2017

We are offering a 10% discount on all of our wills to anyone who instructs us before the end of January 2017. Don’t delay, redeem this offer today! Call 01244 312306 or fill in our enquiry form by clicking here, and one of our solicitors...

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5 Reasons Why Making a Will Should be Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted on January 5th 2017

From not being able to choose who inherits your assets, to not knowing who will look after your children, not making a will can have terrible consequences for those you leave behind. Below are the 5 most compelling reasons why making a Will should be...

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Chester Firm Oliver & Co Solicitors recruits brand new Wills & Probate Solicitor

Posted on December 20th 2016

Louise Holmes has recently joined the Oliver & Co Solicitor’s team! She specialises in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts and Estate Administration. This week we managed to pull her away from her (already busy!) schedule to get to know her a bit better. How did...

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Why should you support ‘Good Divorce’ Week and Resolution?

Posted on November 29th 2016

Importantly, they also campaign for improvements to the family justice system. This week (28th November – 2nd December 2016) Resolution are hosting ‘Good Divorce week,’ a week promoting their Westminster campaign for no fault divorce in the U.K and the improvement of rights for cohabiting...

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