Making a Will is a serious affair. When the Will comes into effect it will determine what happens to your property on your death, and a badly drawn Will can cause a lot of misery to your loved ones. For this reason it is important that your Will is drafted by a specialist and is kept up to date both with your wishes and the latest legal developments.
At Healys LLP we understand the natural reluctance you may feel towards making a Will. Our sympathetic solicitors are here to make your life easier and offer straightforward advice to help you through the process.
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding wills and the law, the most prominent of which is that on death your estate passes directly to your spouse. This is not necessarily true. Additionally, many people think that if they die without a Will (and are unmarried and without children) then their estate would pass only to a parent with whom they have contact and not to one from whom they are estranged. Again, this is not true.
We are here to make your life easier and to take the stress out of completing your Will. We want you to leave our offices in the knowledge that your wishes are recorded, your estate structured efficiently for tax purposes and that you can sleep at night knowing that your affairs are looked after.
If you need a solicitor to make a Will call us today for free advice on 01273 685 888 / 020 7822 4000 or email email@example.com.
26th March 2020
We would like to reassure our clients and future clients that we are still able to take instructions to complete your Will, so please do get in touch with us if you would like to discuss completing your Will with us. Continue reading »
17th March 2020
It has come to light that Lloyds Bank has discovered some 9,000 wills which had been stored with it under a ‘safe custody’ service that was closed to new business in 2011. Continue reading »
17th January 2020
Allowing your will to become out of date stores up trouble for your loved ones. That was strikingly so in one case in which a successful businessman suffered a stroke before he could make a new will taking account of his changed financial and personal circumstances. Continue reading »
28th November 2019
The older you are when you make or change your will, the greater the risk that your loved ones will become embroiled in dispute after you are gone. The point was proved by a case in which the onset of dementia very nearly thwarted a retired nurse’s wish to divide her estate equally between her four children. Continue reading »
15th November 2019
18th March 2020
Healys LLP is monitoring developments concerning Covid-19 to ensure the wellbeing and health of its staff and clients, in line with current guidelines from Public Health England. Our offices remain open but a number of people are working remotely and we will continue to meet our clients’ needs. In the event we are required to close, we will continue to provide a service as best and practicably as possible. Continue reading »
11th March 2020
In the legal case of Freeborn v De Almeida Marcal, Healys professional negligence solicitors Jerome O’Sullivan and Daniel Winslow represented client Philip Freeborn in trial. As a result, the client succeeded and received £1.5 million in damages.
10th March 2020
Healys are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for the third time in three years to win “Mortgage Conveyancer of the Year” at The Mortgage Awards 2020. Continue reading »
International Women’s Day, 8th March, was celebrated across the globe over the past week. Here in Brighton, the biggest female-led event was Making Herstory, a show-stopping celebration of Women in Business, organised by Healys LLP. Continue reading »