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Victoria Emmett

Rectification of a Will

Posted by Victoria Emmett on February 12th 2014 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

The England & Wales Court of Appeal has ordered that a clerical error in the signing of Wills by a husband and Wife can be rectified after the event. Victoria Emmett, Partner says, “The creation of a valid Will follows very strict rules in relation to how it is signed...

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Mark Ollier

Deception invalidates Planning Application

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 12th 2014 in All .

An application for change of use of a property from agricultural to residential was recently turned down because the applicant had deceived the Local Authority.

The applicant had bought land in the green belt and had successfully applied for planning permission to build a barn.  The barn was then covertly converted...

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Liz Heron

Charitable Giving

Posted by Liz Heron on December 18th 2013 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

Although for most of us there is truth in the saying that “Charity begins at Home”, many of our clients choose to benefit a charity on their death, whether by leaving a cash legacy, a share in their residuary estate or simply by letting their loved ones know that they...

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Mark Ollier

Buying a Business

Posted by Mark Ollier on November 8th 2013 in All , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

One of the hallmarks of the last few years has been the enthusiasm of clients to purchase or start  new businesses - notwithstanding the recession. As Solicitors, we are often asked to advise on the essential points to look out for, when acquiring an existing business, large or small.

A vital aspect...

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Paul Watkins

Care home funding - NHS Continuing Health Care


In the summer of 2010 Mrs B was admitted to hospital following a fall in which she suffered a fractured bone and subsequently had surgery to fix it. She had a period of rehabilitation in hospital before moving into a residential home.

A family friend contacted Paul Watkins at Beviss &...

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Zoe Gaitskell

Proposed Changes in Children Law

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on September 6th 2013 in All , FAMILY .

Changes in private family law proceedings in respect of children are in the process of being made which are intended to promote the resolution of disputes away from the Courts wherever possible. The main changes which are to be introduced by the provisions are:

  • The replacement of the 'Residence Order' and...

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