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Easter Chocolate Explosion Winner

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We drew the number for the most recent Chocolate Explosion with an Easter theme for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice - with Mr & Mrs Kay being the winners! We promise all of the chocolate was there upon collection even though the temptation was...

France claims jurisdiction in Hallyday inheritance dispute

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The late French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday spent much of his time in Los Angeles and frequently argued with French authorities over his claims to be exempt from French taxes as an expatriate, the Telegraph reports. Hallyday's will, drafted in...

DIY wills drive up High Court disputes

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There was a 62% rise in inheritance disputes between family members in the High Court last year as more people opt to use do-it-yourself will-writing services. There were 368 disputes about probate in 2018, up from 282 in 2017 and 227 the year before that....

Helen's Trust - Free Will Month

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Throughout April we are doing a Free Will Month for Helen's Trust. Helen’s Trust is a local charity which offers help to people in North Derbyshire and the High Peak with terminal illness who want to stay at home in the final stages of their...

Hundreds prosecuted for abusing power of attorney

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More than 2,000 cases of abuse of power of attorney are investigated each year by the public guardian for England and Wales, the Times reports. Alan Eccles, the public guardian, said that about half of those cases trigger some action and the...

The rise of accidental inheritances

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The Telegraph reports that so-called accidental inheritances are on the rise because people forget to check who benefits from their pension when they die. As they are mostly written into trust, pensions aren’t covered by wills and so forgetting to...

Free Wills Month

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March Free Wills Month is back! Every March we take part in the Free Wills Month campaign. They support a large selection of charities from Prostate Cancer UK to The Salvation Army, with many more in between. You have to be 55 or over...

Six in ten leave nothing in their wills

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Six out of ten Britons have less than £5,000 when they die - and most of that is likely to be needed to pay for a funeral, according to researchers at the London School of Economics. The study found the share of those who leave significant wealth when...

Free Wills with Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

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In February we are teaming up with Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice again with their Free Will Month. As previously, in exchange for a donation for £95 for single Wills or £150 for mirror Wills we will write your basic Will free of charge....

First-time buyers overtake home movers

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First-time buyers are now dominating Britain's housing market, as the level of current homeowners moving house fell the most in seven years, according to Lloyds Bank. It found that the number of home movers fell by 4% last year from 2017, while the...

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