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Relying on the concept of ‘next of kin’ – when is this enough?

Relying on the concept of ‘next of kin’ – when is this enough?

Next of kin is a commonly used term in everyday language, yet despite its frequent use ‘next of kin’ only provides legal rights where children are concerned and, even then, only in certain circumstances. The general rule is that the parent or guardian of a child under...
Five reasons you should use a solicitor to write your will

Five reasons you should use a solicitor to write your will

If you are thinking about writing a will, you may have considered doing it yourself. There are many templates and tools available online, along with vast amounts of information about the law and how to go about writing your own will. However, there are significant...
Making a will or giving a gift on your deathbed

Making a will or giving a gift on your deathbed

Living through a global pandemic has meant seeing loved ones taken from us at an alarming rate, and it has been distressing for many to see someone taken into hospital and not know if you might be able to see them again. ‘Whilst planning ahead to document your wishes...
It’s complicated – changes to marital status and making a will

It’s complicated – changes to marital status and making a will

There have been a number of changes in regard to marriage law since 2004, with the most recent being the introduction of opposite-sex civil partnerships in 2019.  These changes have been important in providing clarity over legal rights and financial security when one...
Making a will or giving a gift on your deathbed

Flexible will service available

Wollens is pleased to launch a new range of will services for existing and new clients. At Wollens we understand the importance of your will but astonishingly statistics show that more than half of all UK adults (58%) still do not have a will*.  Sadly, many people die...
It’s complicated – lifetime planning and marital status

It’s complicated – lifetime planning and marital status

Our wills and probate solicitor Charlotte McGregor explains how you can protect yourself and your partner in later life if you are cohabitees. The coronavirus pandemic has seen many marriage or civil partnership ceremonies postponed, and a survey by the wedding...