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Is a Grant of Probate Required?

Under the Administration of Estates (Small Payments) Act 1965, if the deceased’s estate is worth less than £5,000 you do not normally need to apply for a Grant of Probate. This figure has remained unchanged since 1984 and the question to increase the threshold was last raised in Parliament in 2005, but the Government indicated... read more

Lasting Powers of Attorney Update

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) protects people who lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions.  This is achieved by registering the Lasting Powers of Attorneys (LPA) at the Office of the Public Guardian to enable them to supervise and investigate the ways in which the Attorneys exercise their powers. In order... read more

Scam Email in Circulation

It has been brought to our attention that a phishing scam email is currently in circulation bearing our company details. The email has no affiliation with Latimer Lee Solicitors Limited. Part of the content of the scam email is below. Please do not call the number within it, as it is a premium rate number... read more

The Ant & the Grasshopper

One day a grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing without a care in the world.  An Ant passed by carrying an ear of corn he was taking to the nest. The grasshopper tried to distract the Ant asked him to sit down and have a chat.  The Ant refused and explained that he was... read more

Make a Will Week 17th – 21 st of September 2012

The Christie Charitable Fund is running a “Make a Will Week” in September 2012 with the aim to highlight: The importance of making or updating a will to safeguard and provide for loved ones – especially if your circumstances have changed in recent years and your current will may not consider grandchildren, changes in marital... read more

“Make a Will”-BURY HOSPICE

BURY HOSPICE Will Fortnight 14th May 2012 – 25th May 2012 Bury Hospice is running a “Make a Will” fortnight in May 2012.  Bury Hospice wish to incorporate World Hospice and Palliative Care day and their aims are as follows:- Increase the availability of hospice and palliative care throughout the world by creating opportunities to... read more

Charging for the use of the CSA?

Part of the Government’s proposed changes to the Welfare Reform are that there be charges for the use of the Child Support Agency. The proposals were announced when MPs considered amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill. Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation and other family problems is opposed to... read more

Will Fortnight 12th March 2012 – 23rd March 2012

RNIB is the leading UKcharity for blind and partially sighted people.  They offer emotional and practical support to almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK today.   They are passionately committed to ending the isolation of sight loss and seek to change policy and provision to deliver independence, inclusion and an... read more

Will Week: 12th March 2012 – 16th March 2012

Last year marked the 40th anniversary of St Ann’s Hospice and Latimer Lee Solicitors Limited joined with them to celebrate 40 years of caring for the people of Greater Manchester and their families by raising money.  It is only through the generosity of local people that St Ann’s Hospice are able to provide the highest... read more

Contested Will

Ms Rachel Douglas, the girlfriend of Sgt John Manuel, a Royal Marine killed in action in Afghanistan, was in rows with his family over his Will. Prior to Sgt Manuel’s final tour he told his brother to give Ms Douglas a sum of £10,000.00 should he die.  However, Ms Douglas insisted that she was entitled... read more