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I am the Executor of an Estate and I would like to purchase Property from the Estate. Will I fall foul of the Self-Dealing Rule?

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It can be quite common for a lay Executor to wish to purchase property from an Estate particularly where that Executor is also a beneficiary. Most people don't realise that there is a rule that can prevent a transaction of that type from being valid. An...

Chattertons staff to walk 50 miles for charity

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On the back of a very successful fundraising trip to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks in September 2017, Chattertons staff, family & friends are set to tackle two sections of the Viking Way to raise money for their charity of the year, MIND. On 8 th ...

The Importance of Keeping your Will safe

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You have made a Will; that is usually the hardest and most stressful part of the transaction completed and you can be safe in the knowledge that your assets are going to pass to your intended beneficiaries on your death. However, you now need to make sure...

Chattertons Are Working to become Dementia Friendly

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In May 2017, Chattertons Solicitors & Wealth Management achieved their “Working to become Dementia Friendly” accreditation from the Alzheimer’s Society. Every year our staff have the opportunity to nominate and vote for the charity...

I don't need a Will, I have nothing to leave...

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Time and time again, Private Client lawyers hear this same sentence, “I don’t need a Will I have nothing to leave”. The reality is that everybody has something to leave, even if they do not consider it to be financially valuable. If you...

The importance of having a Health & Welfare LPA

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"As long as someone can look after my finances it doesn't matter about my health". This is a statement that we as solicitors, hear frequently. Whenever a client comes to see us about Lasting Powers of Attorney ...

Agricultural Estate Planning

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The starting point when looking at estate planning where agricultural land is concerned is to look at the current set up of the farming partnership and various pieces of land. More often than not with agricultural land it is not certain who owns the land, or...

Dementia - How to Protect Yourself Legally in the Event of a Diagnosis

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Dementia is caused by a number of diseases that affect the brain. There are several different types of dementia, the most common of which is Alzheimers. Different types of dementia affect the brain in different ways and at different rates and an...