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Moving in Together: Your Legal Rights as a Cohabiting Couple

Amidst the thrill of moving in together and taking that next big step with your partner, it’s crucial to understand the legal implications of cohabitation in the UK. Unlike marriage or civil partnerships, cohabiting couples often find themselves in a legal grey area, with fewer protections and rights than they assumed. This is where a…

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…

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…

The tangled web of Maradona’s Estate

Diego Maradona’s turbulent and colourful private life often hit the headlines during his lifetime and is doing so again following his death.  Dying without a Will, despite his fame and fortune, and with numerous paternity claims and a series of tangled relationships, it is likely that there will be a lengthy and expensive legal battle…

What will happen to your ‘digital life’ when you die?

Some thoughts on passing on your digital memories, amongst other things… Winter used to be a time when I would sit by the fire and spend time making up photo albums from the year gone by. A cosy heart-warming thing to do on a cold evening, looking though memories of summer days and reminiscing about…