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The Importance of Lasting Powers of Attorneys for Retirees

If you are retired and want to ensure you have the correct documents regarding your finances,...

Pre Nup, Post Nup and Cohabitation Agreements Explained

It is important to remember that living with a partner or getting married can have significant...

Why you need a will, regardless of wealth

As a wills lawyer, I often hear people say that they do not own their home outright and so they...

An ageing population and the need to plan for the future

At present, the Alzheimer’s Society estimates that there are 900,000 people living with...

Catchment areas and house prices

Is now a good time to move house? How far should parents plan ahead to ensure their child goes to...

Your rights when choosing a school to be named in an EHCP

Choosing a school or educational setting that can meet the needs of a child or young person can...

What are your rights as a grandparent?

My mum has told me on more than one occasion that it is “so much better to be a grandparent...

Birkett Long and the LGBTQ+ community

Birkett Long’s involvement with the LGBTQ+ community is longstanding. Our first official...

Mental capacity and making a will

How is testamentary capacity, otherwise known as the legal and mental capacity to make or alter a...

Undue influence

A will sets out the wishes of a person as to what happens to their estate after their death. It...

Mirror and mutual wills - a case of smoke and mirrors?

Many couples execute mirrored wills. There is a misapprehension, however, that because the wills...

Can you vape and drive?

Tell someone with a motoring law background that the theme for an article is “ smoke and...

Child arrangements following divorce

For many families going through a divorce, one of the most important matters that will need to be...

First steps to resolution after a tough Christmas

The start of a new year is often a period of reflection and an opportunity to make a fresh start....

What will 2023 bring? Is it possible to predict the future?

Though the last few years have been the most turbulent in recent times, the property market has...

Failing to provide a specimen - drink driving

The Road Traffic Act 1988 gives the police authority to request a preliminary breath test (Section...

Grey divorce - divorce on the rise in over 65s

According to data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of people...

Validity of Notices of Intended Prosecutions

Have you received a Notice of Intended Prosecution (“NIP”) from the police? This...
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