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Wills and the virtue of being a Luddite

29th Aug, 2017

A recent suggestion that wills be made by text message has thrown into focus the virtues of the 180-year-old legislation which sets out the dos and don’ts of will writing: section 9 of the Wills Act 1837. Read more

Law firm goes pink and purple for baby loss charity

25th Aug, 2017

Staff members from Plymouth law firm, GA Solicitors, have today (25th August) dressed up in pink and purple in honour of their new chosen charity – Little Things & Co. Read more

New form for divorce applications

23rd Aug, 2017

The Ministry of Justice has changed the form used for applying for divorce to make it easier to complete. One in three divorce applications are now made without involving a solicitor, and the new form is intended to make the process more user-friendly for non-lawyers. Read more

Lasting Powers of Attorney – still a good idea?

18th Aug, 2017

Denzil Lush, the recently retired senior judge at the Court of Protection told BBC listeners earlier this week that he would never grant anyone a lasting power of attorney (LPA) over his financial affairs, because of the serious risk of abuse. Read more

Legal accreditations and regulation – what does it really mean?

17th Aug, 2017

GA Solicitors has just passed its ninth Lexcel audit – securing the use of the Law Society’s accreditation for the ninth consecutive year. To us, it’s a big deal. But how many people know what this means in practice? Read more

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