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The Important ‘All in the Car Together’ Clause

A recent gift to the charity Oxfam has highlighted the importance of making a provision in your Will for the unlikely event that the whole family should die with you or before you. Richard Cousins was the head of Compass, … Continue reading

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Great News – We are Expanding!

We are pleased to announce that we are expanding and will be opening our new Lichfield office at Ground Floor, New Media House, Lichfield, WS14 9DZ on Monday 22nd October.   We have outgrown our offices at 168 Birmingham Road, which has … Continue reading

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Lasting Powers of Attorney Refund Fees Update

We reported back in February that the Office of the Public Guardian would be making partial refunds to people who had paid to register their Lasting Powers of Attorney between the 1st April 2013 and the 31st March 2017.  This was due … Continue reading

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Tamworth Wellbeing Cancer Support Centre Charity Golf Day 2018

On Wednesday 12th September 2018, Four Oaks Legal Services and Tamworth Wellbeing and Cancer Support Centre, held their inaugural charity golf day at Aston Wood Golf Club. Ten teams played the 18 hole course at Aston Wood, including a team … Continue reading

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Universal Wealth Preservation

Were you a client of Universal Wealth Preservation? Four Oaks Legal Services have been made aware by the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) that they have received an unprecedented number of enquiries about Mr Steven Long and the companies … Continue reading

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Can I get a copy of a deceased’s Will?

A question that our probate team often get asked is “Can we get a copy of a Will after a person has died?”. If an estate requires a Grant of Probate then the deceased’s original Will is submitted to the … Continue reading

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Court of Protection to Refund Overcharged Fees

Following the successful refund scheme for registration fees in relation to Lasting Powers of Attorney, the Ministry of Justice have now announced that some Court of Protection fees are also to be reduced.  An internal review found that the fees … Continue reading

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New Report Warns of Looming Incapacity Crisis

• 98% of people in the West Midlands leave important health and welfare decisions to chance • 71% would like a family member to make medical and care decisions on their behalf, in the event of mental incapacity • 80% … Continue reading

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Property Trust Wills

An increasing number of people are worried about the possibility of needing care in the future and the financial impact that may have upon their assets. Protective Property Trusts in your Will can enable a couple to save part of … Continue reading

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Should You Give Your Property to your Children?

One of the frequent questions I get asked as a Solicitor is whether a parent should give their home to their children. My clients have many reasons in mind as to why they might want to do this from ensuring … Continue reading

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