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 February 2019
The Care Quality Commission has set out guidance for care home operators as to best policy concerning the rights of residents to receive visitors. Continue reading »
19th February 2019
Stories of rapacious family members milking the assets of those who entrust them with managing their affairs are regrettably very common and a recent case illustrates the risk of placing one’s financial wellbeing in the hands of someone who proves to be untrustworthy. Continue reading »
21st January 2019
When an 18-year-old woman bought a derelict end terrace property in London in 2006 and sold it to developers the following year, she made no entry on her tax return, believing that principal private residence relief applied. Continue reading »
16th January 2019
Many wills contain clauses which alter the distribution of assets in the event of changing circumstances, such as the death of one of the beneficiaries under the will before the person making it. Continue reading »
9th January 2019
Recently, Santander was fined more than £30 million for failing to distribute more than £180 million held in deceased customers’ accounts to their personal representatives or entitled beneficiaries. More than 40,000 account holders were involved in a problem that persisted for years, leading to an investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Continue reading »
27th February 2019
A recent judgment handed down by the Technology and Construction Court in the case of Freeborn & Another –v- Marcal  EWHC XXX TCC is of wide-spread significance to those who commission construction professionals. Continue reading »
15th February 2019
The Starr Trust, one of Brighton’s leading children’s charities recently appointed Partner and Head of Media at Healys, Nicholas Taylor, as Ambassador. Continue reading »
8th February 2019
Healys are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for the second time in two years to win “Mortgage Conveyancer of the Year” at The Mortgage Awards. Continue reading »
7th February 2019
The 30th anniversary of MIPIM is just around the corner, and once again Healys will be attending. This year our team will be joining the Egypt Delegation, and will be based in The Palais Des Festivals. Held between the 12th and the 15th of March in Cannes, MIPIM is the largest real estate networking event in the property calendar. This year there are expected to be 24,000 delegates from over 100 countries, and three distinct teams from Healys will be attending the 4 day event. Continue reading »
21st January 2019
Healys LLP is happy to announce that following on from the addition of the Debt Capital Markets team last year, it has received formal confirmation of its first bond listing on the Cyprus Stock Exchange. Continue reading »