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When do I need to update my Will?

A small girl with grandfather outside in spring nature, relaxing on the grass at sunset.

You may think that once you have made a Will that your affairs are in order, and you can forget about it.  To some extent that is true, for a period of time, but as your life changes, your Will should be updated to reflect these changes. Below, Jason Crocker, Solicitor in our Private Client…

Meet Alice Vage, Solicitor at Penderlaw Solicitors

We’re proud of our team at Penderlaw Solicitors. Both knowledgeable and friendly, they are at the heart of our firm, what we do and the service we provide. In the first of our Meet the Team series of blog posts, we introduce Alice Vage from our Private Client team. The name Vage may be familiar…

Business LPAs and why you need one.

Office meeting in a board room discussing a business lpa

What would happen to your business if you couldn’t be there to run it? A Business LPA forms an essential part of any crisis planning for a company or organisation, in the same way that a business continuity plan ensures a business keeps operating in the event of, for example, a flood or cyber attack.…

Lasting Power of Attorney – The Basics

LPAs – The BasicsA Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) is a legal document that appoints an attorney or attorneys to make certain decisions on your behalf.  There are two types of LPA; one covers decisions in relation to your Health and Welfare and the other covers decisions in relation to your Property and Financial Affairs.  …

Probate – What you need to know.

Dealing with Probate when you have recently lost a loved one can be emotionally draining as well as time consuming at a time when you are least able to deal with it.  There’s a fair amount of legal jargon associated with it, which can be confusing, and the tax regulations can be daunting too. So,…

What happens if I die without a Will?

The rules of intestacy determine what happens to a person’s assets when they die without a Will. These rules have recently changed, but there is still a great deal of misunderstanding about them. Lucy Wilton, Solicitor in our Wills, Trusts, and Probate team discusses these common misconceptions. So, what happens if you die without a…

Leasehold Reforms in King’s Speech

Claire Gummow, Chartered Legal Executive at Penderlaw Solicitors, outlines the leasehold reforms due to be announced in this week’s King’s Speech. The government has confirmed that the forthcoming King’s Speech will contain a bill to phase out some types of leasehold. In a recent post on X, formerly known as twitter, housing minister, Rachel Mclean…

Tegan Pownall qualifies as a Solicitor

Tegan Pownall

Tegan joined Penderlaw Solicitors in 2018 following work experience with the firm and has recently qualified as a Solicitor. She was born and raised in Cornwall before moving away to study Law at the University of Swansea, graduating in 2017 with a 2:1 honours, but was keen to return home to her beloved Cornwall following…

Melissa Polglase

Melissa Polglase

We are heartbroken to announce the death of our much loved and respected friend and colleague, Melissa Polglase, who tragically passed away on Thursday 27th July. Our hearts go out to her family and loved ones and we send out deepest condolences to them at this awful time. Mel joined Penderlaw in 2015. She began…