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Wills and Probate

Hodge Jones & Allen offers urgent warning about Government’s ‘risky’ online legal tool

28th November 2016

Philippa Barton from Hodge Jones & Allen issues warning about the Government’s online tool for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) LPA tool leaving people at risk of financial abuse and fraud Coalition of organisations including Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), Action on Elder Abuse, Anchor, Contact the Elderly and SOLLA are backing new report Philippa…

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Estate planning considerations for those with no children

11th October 2016

According to a joint report from the Beth Johnson Foundation and Ageing Without Children, 1 in 5 people over 50 don’t have children and by 2030, there will be 2 million people over 65 without children. As a law firm providing estate planning advice to people of all ages, we are starting to see more…

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Over 55 and making a will: what you need to know

27th September 2016

With thousands of people aged 55 and over set to take advantage of the opportunity to get their will written for free as part of Free Wills Month, lawyers say the over 55s need to pay extra attention to ensure that their will is fully tailored to their specific lifestyle needs. Nicola Waldman, private client…

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Free wills: what you need to know

27th September 2016

Every year thousands of people aged 55 and over take advantage of the opportunity to get their will written as part of Free Wills Month. With the latest campaign set to launch on 3 October, Nicola Waldman, private client solicitor at law firm Hodge Jones & Allen outlines five things every person should think about…

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Judge’s decision brings closure over nine-year Islington will dispute

24th November 2015

A judge on Friday (20 November) ended a nine-year dispute between a brother and sister over their parents’ wills and their family home in Islington after deciding that the parents had been subject to undue influence in transferring the family home to their son. Passing judgment at the Central London County Court, Her Honour Judge…

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