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Do I need property searches as a cash buyer?

Chatting about interesting articles to put on our blog the other day, Demelza Dunstan, one of our Property Solicitors at Penderlaw remarked “If I had a pound for every time I was asked this question, I’d be a rich woman!” So, let’s explore the answer to the question of the moment – Do I need…

Guide to buying a second home in Cornwall

Going back to your Cornish roots? Over the years, we have found that a number of our property clients looking at buying a second home in Cornwall, actually originally come from Cornwall, or have family connections to the county.  Often, they have moved away to study or to work and settled in other parts of…

Meet Lucy Wilton, Solicitor at Penderlaw

Lucy Wilton

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 second of our Meet the Team series of blog posts, we introduce Lucy Wilton (nee Duffin), from our Private Client team who deal with matters…

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.

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…