The Effect of Advance Decisions Q&A

The Effect of Advance Decisions Q&A

What is an Advance Decision? Under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 an advance decision to refuse treatment can be made by an adult that has capacity and this can formerly be recorded. The advance decision would take effect when and if the person making the decision...
Increase in Probate Fees under review by the MOJ

Increase in Probate Fees under review by the MOJ

The Ministry of Justice is considering a Fee increase from the current £155 for Solicitor represented applicants and £215 individuals respectively, to a flat fee of £273. The law society takes the view that an increase in Fees is without justification. The Law Society...
Cohabitee common property dispute questions answered

Cohabitee common property dispute questions answered

How do you record what share you have in a property? When parties buy a house together they will sign a transfer form called a TR1. Box 10 of the TR1 contains a Declaration of trust. A property can be held as tenants in common in equal shares, unequal shares or as...
What to do when someone dies ?

What to do when someone dies ?

Registering the death The first thing that should be done when someone dies is that their Death should be registered. For deaths in England and Wales the death should be registered within 5 days of the death. Due to Covid 19 the appointment with the registrar will be...
Your questions answered: The Law on Electric Scooters

Your questions answered: The Law on Electric Scooters

Can you ride Electric Scooters on public roads and cycle path? No unless the scooter is part of the government rental trial. Unless the e-scooter is part of the rental trial you cannot ride a e scooter on a public highway or cycle path and no scooter should be used on...
Burial Disputes and the Law

Burial Disputes and the Law

Who has the right to make funeral arrangements for the Deceased? The starting position is the Executor. Whilst it is thankfully not common, we advise from time to time on disputes concerning burial. The executor has a primary duty to dispose of a body and has right of...

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