Four reasons why you need a will

It’s easy to make a will – and it will save your family unnecessary distress at an already difficult time. A will makes it much easier for your family or friends to sort everything out when you die – without a will the process can be more time consuming and stressful. If you don’t write a will, everything you own …

Practising Law

“Do you want to practice in these Courts Mr Darnborough?” “Well not when my path is surrounded by lily pads your Honour.” I said to myself. “Yes please, if that’s okay with you ma’am?” The problem with the younger Judges, is that they think a good Judge is a hard one. It’s tricky, but hey, a bit more finesse and …

Changes in Law over my 27 years in Practice

I have been practicing law for 30 years. I chose to practice law to help people. With this aim in mind I practiced as a legal aid lawyer, originally working in Moss Side, Manchester Whilst things were not perfect, the court system was treated with respect, the rules of evidence and disclosure observed. There was a grown up feeling that …

The Care Act 2014

The Care Act 2014 is a dramatic peace of legislation. It aims to modernise adult social care law and create a holistic framework for Clearer, fairer care and support Wellbeing – physical, mental and emotional – of both the person needing care and their carer Prevention and delay of the need for care and support People in control of their …

Trusts

The 6 Duke of Westminster died in August 2016. Leaving the bulk of his £9 Billion  Estate to his eldest son Hugh, who at 25 year of age became the 7th Duke of Westminster. Unlike the rest of us, if Gerald ( the deceased Duke) had left his estate in a Will. Giving everything to his eldest son Hugh. Hugh …

Writing a will

Try thinking like this; Just because you have made a Will doesn’t mean you are going to die. And; Because you haven’t made a Will doesn’t mean you are going to live forever. You won’t none of us will unfortunately we will all leave this beautiful world. Let’s do it properly. I don’t mean like David Bowie, leaving a concept …