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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th June 2020
You are in principle entitled to bequeath your wealth to whoever you choose. However, as a High Court decision made clear, the law will intervene if you ignore your moral obligations when making your will. Continue reading »
24th April 2020
7th April 2020
What constitutes a will? The High Court addressed that fundamental issue in resolving a bitter family dispute in respect of where a much-loved son and husband should be buried. Continue reading »
2nd April 2020
There is a general principle that a person may leave their estate to anyone they wish, but legislation exists. The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 allows people dependent on a deceased person to claim against the estate if they are not provided for in the will. Continue reading »
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 »
6th August 2020
Healys is pleased to announce the appointment of two new partners. Continue reading »
9th July 2020
3rd June 2020
Healys is pleased to announce that Partner and Head of Professional Negligence Robert Johnson has been shortlisted as a leader in his field by Who’s Who Legal. Continue reading »
28th May 2020
Jonathan acted on behalf of a 23 year old female in relation to her claim for clinical negligence that happened in 2015 at Whipps Cross Hospital in London. The Claimant had a relevant past gynaecological and obstetric history of a previous caesarean section in 2013 and previous laparotomy for ovarian cystectomy at 10 years of age. This was classified as a high risk pregnancy and the Claimant was referred to a Consultant in the Antenatal Clinic at Whipps Cross Hospital for review. The Claimant had elected to have a caesarean section. The Claimant had previously undergone an emergency lower segment caesarean section due to a failure to progress when having her first child. Continue reading »
27th May 2020
National law firm Healys LLP has announced the appointment of Partner Karen Lord as Head of the Corporate department.