Lack of Will Leads to Family Dispute in Court

When a man's first wife died, he inherited her share of the property they had owned jointly. At the time, he was living with his third wife, and the couple remained together for a further 28 years until his death in 1990.

He died without making a will and without taking any steps to transfer the legal interest in the property into his and his wife's joint names.

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James Tawse
Chirstmas Charity Fundraiser

Our annual Christmas charity fundraiser took place on Tuesday, 11th December this year, with our hot chocolate stall and raffle.  We raised a total of £255.22 in aid of Crisis at Christmas.  Thanks to all Staff and Partners for their time and effort in making this event a success.

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Can A Will Be Valid If You Can't Read It

One of the requirements for a Will to be accepted as valid is that the person who makes it must have “knowledge and approval” of its content. In other words, they must understand what the Will says and what it means in practice.

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Law Overrides Will That Excludes Partner

The law that allows someone who was dependant on a deceased person during their lifetime to make a claim against their estate if there is no, or adequate provision for them in the will is one of long standing (the Inheritance ( Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 175.

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Congratulations

We wish to mark the occasion of Kara Reynolds completing 40 years and Julie Blanks 30 years with the Firm.

Many Congratulations to you Both. All your hard work and dedication is highly valued.

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Congratulations

We would like to Congratulate one of our Trainee Solicitors, Emma Tullis, for winning “Rising Star of the year” at the Dorset Legal Awards. After being nominated and going through a tough Interview process, Emma beat off the competition to lift the Award on the night. We are all very proud of her achievement.

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James Tawse