Wills for War Heroes

Slater Heelis are proud to announce we are offering a free will writing service for local veterans to commemorate 100 years since Armistice Day. Our team of dedicated will writing solicitors is throwing open its doors to war veterans from across…

The dangers of DIY Wills

If you choose to either draw up your own will or use an “off the shelf” DIY will kit it will undoubtebly cost you less than had you used the services of a solicitor. However, it is quite possible that…

Why a simple will might not be enough!

Having a will in place is essential. Even by having in place a simple Will it enables you to do such things as choose your executors, the  guardians of any minor children surviving you and importantly to avoid the rules…

Q: My father has been diagnosed with aggressive Alzheimers Disease and my mum is struggling to cope with their finances as she has not dealt with them before. They never made any Powers of Attorney or Lasting Powers of Attorney and my friend says Social Services will have to deal with matters – is this correct?

A: Although it is wise to make a Lasting Power of Attorney when you have full mental capacity so that if capacity is lost (such as in your father’s case it seems) there is someone appointed to look after their…

Q. What is a Deputyship Order?

A. A Deputyship Order is an Order made by the Court of Protection when an individual lacks capacity to deal with their own property and financial affairs or health and welfare decisions. They are usually applied for when no Lasting…