The impossibility of asking a deceased person what their real intentions were makes the value of these being clear before death quite obvious, as a recent case shows.Read More
We are pleased to welcome Thomas ‘TJ’ Lewis to the firm as our new Dorchester receptionistRead More
A will expresses the final wishes of the deceased person. It is commonly thought that a will is irrevocable after death.Read More
Those who doubt the legal advantages of getting married should take note of a case in which an elderly man was left facing homelessness after his partner's unexpected death and had to go to court to seek reasonable provision from her estate.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
We all make mistakes…….
When a contract is set up in terms that do not reflect what was intended, the Court can be asked to rectify it.Read More
If you accept appointment under a Power of Attorney, it is vital to understand the responsibilities this entails. A recent case demonstrates what can happen if a less than thorough approach is taken,Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
A single simple Will for £50 & VAT*Read More
Making a will is important. After we die, a will makes life a lot easier for those left behind.Read More
The Supreme Court has handed down a landmark decision regarding different-sex civil partnerships in June 2018.Read More
I cannot count the number of clients who call me up because they are unhappy with their 'solicitor' and want Mustoe Shorter to take over. Most of them have never met their solicitor in person and many haven't even spoken to anyone on the phone.Read More
You probably know that women only got the vote 100 years ago, and that was only those women over 30 who owned property, or were married to husbands with property.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
After another successful Christmas stall outside our Weymouth office on 1st December, we are proud to again support the Salvation Army with a cash donation.
Our Facilities Manager, James Bryant, presented this on the 12th December 2017.Read More