Probate FAQ’s

Probate FAQ’s

Probate Questions Answered  Probate questions answered by Thorne Segar’s probate and Wills specialists – Becky Padgett and Iestyn Milton-Jenkins. Becky is an authority on Probate and Administration of Estate, Inheritance Tax and Trusts. Iestyn is an expert in...
Wills: Government launches Wills investigation

Wills: Government launches Wills investigation

Government launches Wills investigation   CMA identifies areas of concern in unregulated legal services, including Will writing and prepaid probate plans. The government’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation following complaints about...
Probate: Do-It-Yourself or use a Lawyer?

Probate: Do-It-Yourself or use a Lawyer?

Probate: Do-It-Yourself or use a Lawyer?   Thorne Segar’s probate expert, Rebecca Padgett, provides insight on what to do if you’ve been appointed Executor in a Will. Should you administer the estate yourself or use a professional?   What is an Executor?If a...
Which? warns only 1 in 7 have an LPA…

Which? warns only 1 in 7 have an LPA…

According to consumer advice magazine Which? many people don’t understand how the Power of Attorney system works… In a survey of 2,000 people in November 2021 Which? found that, surprisingly, only 15% of people have an LPA “Despite the peace of mind it can...
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) up 51.7%

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) up 51.7%

In the last year we’ve seen a huge 51.7% increase in the number of LPAs we’ve produced for our clients. The Covid pandemic created uncertainty but also the opportunity to reflect and get affairs in order. Many new LPA clients have come from outside the...