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It’s time to show will power!

Six out of ten people don’t have a will, but dying without one can risk all the family’s finances Esther Shaw For The Mail On Sunday Thinking about a time when you are no longer around may feel uncomfortable, but failing to plan ahead can risk leaving a serious financial headache and expense for loved-ones […]

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Law Commission overhaul of Will-writing necessary

…but safeguards needed, says Remember A Charity by Melanie May for fundraising.co.uk Charity consortium Remember A Charity has welcomed proposals for electronic and video Wills in its submission to the Law Commission’s consultation, but warns that legacy giving must be safeguarded. The Law Commission’s consultation on Wills closes today (10 November). In its submission, Remember A Charity says that while introducing electronic […]

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The danger of text-message wills

  Felicity Hannah for independent.co.uk Why making wills too easy could leave elders open to abuse Making it easier for people to bequeath their money and assets after their death sounds like it can only be a good thing. After all, more than one in two UK adults still haven’t formalised their wishes, research from […]

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Fees fall for conveyancing and powers of attorney but rise for family work, LSB report finds

By Nick Hilborne for legalfutures.co.uk Fees for conveyancing and lasting powers of attorney have fallen over the past two years, while they have risen for family work, a report by the Legal Services Board (LSB) has found. The report also revealed that only 18% of law firms publish prices for any of their work in […]