The times they are a-changing….

The times they are a-changing….

When sitting down to write this piece and pondering my chosen title I became aware of both the truth and the lie simultaneously and intrinsically bound up in it. I could after all have gone with “plus ca change c’est plus le meme chose” instead but that would have required a Google search to check […]

Updating Your Will in Scotland: The Divorce Factor

Recently Divorced? It's time to think about updating your Will

Why Updating Your Will After Divorce Matters Divorce isn’t just a significant personal change; it’s a legal shift that must be reflected in your Will. If you’ve recently gone through a divorce in Scotland, it’s time to take a fresh look at your Will. It’s not just a good idea; it’s a legal must-do to […]

See you in March!

We’ve endured the worst Storm Babet could throw at us, British Summer Time has officially come to an end, the clocks have gone back an hour and Paddy my tortoise of 50+ years has gone into hibernation! BBC weather presenter Carol even told me this morning that there’s snow on the way for high ground. […]

Wills – A guide for new parents

Photo of new parents with their baby showing the importance of Wills - A guide for new parents

If you’re expecting or have recently had a baby, congratulations! It is in equal parts exhausting and exhilarating in the first few months and that’s after all the preparations before the arrival. Much of parenting involves thinking and planning for the future. This includes from thinking about dinner that night to saving for university years […]

CMA Looking into practices of non-regulated Will Writers

image of a "Sherlock Homes" silhouette representing a CMA investigating non-regulated Will writers

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced an investigation into the practices of non-regulated Wills writers. The investigation will also look into the practices of pre-pair probate services and online divorces. The concerns arise from the perception that the organisations providing these services are failing to comply with consumer protection law. In this article, […]

Multiple Handwritten Wills Cause Confusion

Handwritten Will with old family photographs but did you know Multiple Handrwitten Wills Cause Confusion?

We always advocate that when you prepare your Will, have a solicitor do it. Why? Because that way you can be sure it will be valid and less likely to be open to challenge. Not only that, but when a solicitor prepares your Will, it will be typed up and properly executed. Importantly, it will […]

What do you need to do when someone has died?

Photo of bereaved couple at a funeral before understanding what you need to do after someone has died

When a family member or close friend dies, it’s always a very stressful time. When this happens, there are some things you need to do right away – like arranging the funeral. You’ll have to let people know about the arrangements and deal with the financial elements involved – and when money is involved, problems […]