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Making a Will with a Dementia Diagnosis

Making a Will with a Dementia Diagnosis

By Being diagnosed with dementia does not necessarily mean that you do not have the capacity to create a new will, create a Lasting Power of Attorney or sign other legal documents. However, where capacity is questioned it is important to speak to a...

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We’ve been shortlisted!

We’ve been shortlisted!

Well done to our Private Client team who have been shortlisted in the 'Team of the Year' category for the Devon & Somerset Law Society Legal Awards 2020. The Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, 30th April - we'll be there, sitting with our fingers crossed...

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A New Year review

A New Year review

By We are now into a new year and although you may have contemplated your New Year's resolutions, did you give any thought about making or reviewing your will or power of attorney? At an already difficult time when such documents are required, taking care...

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Crystal ball gazing when making a will

Crystal ball gazing when making a will

By It is always difficult to decide how best to divide one’s estate between loved ones when making a will. There is no concrete way of knowing what your assets will be when you die, or what the position will be of those in the family whom you may wish to...

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Rent charges: to be avoided?

Rent charges: to be avoided?

By Historic rent charges are yearly payments made by homeowners to whoever owns the rent charge (rent charge owner), and date mainly from the end of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. The rent charge owner does not usually have any...

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Why wills are not just for the elderly … .

Why wills are not just for the elderly … .

By There is often a misconception that wills are made by the older generations to set their affairs in order as they enter later life. In reality, a will is something that every person should have. You never know when your estate will need to be dealt...

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Gifts

Gifts

By Christmas will quickly be upon us and whilst many of us will be thinking of buying and wrapping gifts, many people will also be thinking of giving cash, too. Giving away cash is the easiest way to avoid paying inheritance tax (IHT) when you die....

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DIY probate: is it worth the risks?

DIY probate: is it worth the risks?

By More and more people are looking to carry out their own probate without wanting to instruct a solicitor - generally to keep costs down but also as a result of the digital age we live in and the availability of tips and advice on the internet. However,...

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How should I deal with my digital assets on death?

How should I deal with my digital assets on death?

By Digital assets: What are they? Digital assets are increasingly part of everyday life. Most simplistically, they can be defined as anything that you may own or have rights to that exist online or on a hard storage device. In general, this means any...

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We’ve been re-accredited!

We’ve been re-accredited!

By Everys Solicitors is thrilled to announce that we have been re-accredited by Lexcel. As the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark, Lexcel assesses seven areas of legal practice: Structure and strategy Financial management Information management...

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Becoming Dementia Friendly

Becoming Dementia Friendly

By Emma Gray and Joan Pullin, both Associate Solicitors in our Private Client department based at Honiton, have been working towards making Everys Solicitors a Dementia Friendly firm. After consultation with Gina Awad and Heather Penwarden of the Exeter...

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Cohabitation

Cohabitation

By It is suggested in this morning’s newspapers that marriage for women is at a record low. What then happens in a relationship breakdown? It is widely recognised that upon relationship breakdown unmarried couples do not have the same rights as married...

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Wild Beef

Wild Beef

By In our latest podcast , Richard Vines of Wild Beef, Hillhead Farm (near Chagford) talks about how he built his business selling his beef into Borough Market, in London. He has found that his customers want to know how he rears his animals, the kind of...

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Ration Challenge Week

Ration Challenge Week

On 16th June, Julie Chapman, a solicitor in our Sidmouth office, took up the challenge of eating the same food rations as a Syrian refugee in support of Ration Challenge Week. The aim of the challenge is to raise money for food, medicine and education for Syrian...

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Sustainable Livestock Farming

Sustainable Livestock Farming

One of the most interesting shifts in our attitude to food over the past 20 years or so has been the demand by consumers to know the provenance of the meat they buy. They want to know where it comes from and how the animals are reared. Animal welfare is high on their...

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EVERYS EVENTS

Work Together, Get Together

Come join us for our Work Together, Get Together drinks in Exeter on Thursday, 28th November 2019. There's a complimentary drink upon arrival and then 20% off any food or drink purchased that evening.

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