Wills and Probate

Mirror wills versus mutual wills: do you know the difference?

17th October 2018

Married couples often want to ensure that if one of them dies, the survivor isn’t able to change their will and leave everything to a new spouse or family. But it isn’t that straightforward and often the concepts of mirror wills and mutual wills get confused. “It’s most common for couples to make mirror wills,…

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The perils of financial globetrotting

27th February 2018

The potential legal tangle left behind by rock star Johnny Hallyday highlights a problem facing many ‘financial globetrotters’ who spread their lives and assets across different countries. A sure-fire headache for his lawyers, Hallyday’s will, effectively leaving everything to his fourth wife, was composed and held in California but impacts his children living in France,…

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Power of Attorney – Refund of Fees

6th February 2018

If you applied to register your Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017, you will be entitled to apply for a refund of part of the registration fee you paid to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) from 1 February 2018. During this time, the operating costs…

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