The sale of HSBC’s wills and probate business to a centralised firm means local people here in London and the South East need to act as soon as possible to ensure their will is in order. The decision to pass all of its wills and probate to a business called Simplify Channel Ltd means there are many people in the UK with worries about how it has affected them.
Here at Pindoria Solicitors, we have advised many people who have had wills drafted by HSBC and in the majority of cases the wills appoint HSBC as the executors to act on the will when the person has passed away. Read More
Grandparents at the end of their tether are increasingly visiting law firms for help to see their grandchildren. This sad development is happening in the case of divorce and other relationship breakdown, so that grandparents can have access, which can often mean them also taking on the role of guardian.
Here in 2015, our society and the complex structure of many modern families’ means there are many grandparents on hand to provide help and guidance, and a steadying influence on young lives. Read More
This month we have seen a great and welcome change in an area of law affecting every one of us, which we at Pindoria Solicitors are pleased about.
As of the 1st October, the Consumer Rights Act has been revised in order to make consumer law far easier to understand. It means now, for the first time, anyone who buys faulty goods will be entitled to a full refund for up to 30 days after purchase. Read More
In recent weeks a story has made the national news in which a landmark ruling has seen a daughter awarded £164,000 after being cut out of her mother’s will.
Heather llott’s fight has lasted since her mother Melita Jackson’s death in 2004, where she was left without a penny from the £486,000 estate, with her mother instead leaving her legacy to animal charities.
However, in news that has made the media sit up and take notice the Court of Appeal has now ruled she should receive one third of the estate. Read More
At the moment, there is calm before the storm for many family lawyers in London and beyond as we get ready for an upsurge of activity in autumn.
It is estimated according to most statistics that more than 40 per cent of marriages end in divorce, and it is following the summer break after disastrous holidays that often action is taken. Read More
As of now, there are eleven regional ‘divorce centres’ spread around the country, and the birth of them has certainly caused great media interest. Some have already criticised the move saying it is trivialising marriage. One of the critics former Conservative Minister Ann Widdecombe has likened it to “discarding an old carrier bag”. Read More
For us as a law firm helping many a landlord at their wits end due to a dispute with a tenant, it can be frustrating the media image that is painted in such disputes. It generally casts the landlord as a wealthy bad guy trying to make the poor weak and innocent tenant homeless. We are often asked by Landlords to carry out lawful and effective tenant evictions. Read More
The sad news in recent weeks that Hollywood film legend Omar Sharif is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease is yet another example of how dementia in all its forms is on the increase. Read More
Discussing unpleasant possibilities about the future is never much fun, but sometimes straight talking is needed especially around financial matters. Sadly, the devastating condition of dementia is on the increase and in light of this it seems to make sense to talk about how families can be helped in such situations. Read More