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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,…

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…

Penderlaw compete in Cornwall’s Pretty Muddy 5k

On Saturday 20th May, some brave members of the team at Penderlaw took part in the Pretty Muddy 5k challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK which took place at the Stithians Showground. The weather was perfect for it and the team thoroughly enjoyed the event. Alice Vage from the Wills, Trusts & Probate…

Trusts – What are they and do I need one?

3 generation family

Trusts are often perceived as complicated, surrounded by baffling terminology, expensive and only necessary for the super-rich, but as Solicitor Lucy Wilton explains, this is not necessarily the case and many of us may even have one without realising it! What is a Trust?Most of us have heard of Trusts, but may not have a…

Considering selling part of your garden for development?

Garden development

With the rising cost of land and spiraling house prices, many people are considering selling part of their garden as a building plot to generate capital. Claire Gummow, Chartered Legal Executive at Penderlaw Solicitors, discusses the considerations and implications which ought to be taken into account before such a plot is put on the market,…

Settlement Agreements – What you need to know

In good news, which feels like rather a rare commodity these days, the Insolvency Service have recently published figures showing that planned job cuts by British employers fell by 11% since July, meaning that the predicted surge in unemployment this autumn following the end of the government furlough scheme at the end of September may…