EVERYS NEWS

Grieving for a Pet

Our pets give us unconditional love and are often one of our best friends.  They never judge or answer back, and they are normally pleased to see us.  However, our pets are never just pets.  They are friends, companions, working dogs, service animals or therapy...

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Memorialisation

Memorials and mementos are important links from the past to the present: they enable the living to remember those who have died.  This is usually at the deceased’s resting place, but with cremation on the increase many people no longer have a conventional grave to...

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Funeral Costs

Dying is expensive; there’s no getting around it, and the expense can come as quite a shock to those responsible for arranging your funeral.  In recent years, the cost of a simple funeral has risen sharply due to a number of factors such as grave shortages and local...

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Are We Ready? Let’s Talk About It…

Death and taxes are the two certainties in life.  Whilst we can’t prevent either from happening, we can be prepared. The benefits of ensuring that your paperwork is in order, and that it reflects your current wishes, are frequently underestimated: peace of mind comes...

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Care Home Fees, Assets and Tax – Explained!

Many people nowadays are concerned that their assets will be diminished if they move in to a Care Home or Nursing Home in the future. According to Paying for Care* the average cost of a Care Home is £29,250 per year and if Nursing Care is required the average cost is...

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Congratulations to Emma Gray

On Thursday, 4th April, 2019, Emma Gray, Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team, was recognised by the Devon and Somerset Law Society (DASLS) for the contribution she has made to her profession. Emma was ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Solicitor of the Year’...

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Honiton Dementia Matters Conference

Many people, these days, will have some experience of dementia, whether that is via a family member or friend, or even themselves.  It is a devastating disease which, unfortunately, is on the increase.  There are a number of reasons for this, but longer life spans...

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Two Newly Qualified Solicitors

Everys Solicitors is pleased to offer its congratulations to Rosie Ridgers and Cameron Evans-Grainger, who have both completed their Period of Recognised Training and qualify as solicitors today, 1st April, 2019. Rosie joined Everys in 2014 as a secretary in the...

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The Future of Farming & Rural Business

Rural economies throughout Europe, not just the UK, have been neglected politically for years, and the people living and working in them are angry and upset for having been ignored. From Brexit in the UK, the “Gilets Jaunes” movement in France and the Five Star...

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You’ve made an offer – what now?

If you research house buying online you will find many websites and blogs give helpful advice on the practical aspects but don’t explain the process after you have found the property you want to call home. Instead, they often simply refer to the ‘complicated legal...

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International Women’s Day

Every year for the past 110 years, there has been a day dedicated to bringing awareness to the rights of women.  It is only since 1975, though, that the United Nations recognised the day and adopted 8th March as International Women’s Day (IWD).  Each year since, the...

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British Pie Week

Monday 4th March – Sunday 10th March Tough Job, But Someone’s Got to Do It … Ah, what could be more comforting than a great British pie? Last week, staff in a couple of our offices volunteered to do some baking and, purely in the interests of research, Katie and I set...

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A Guide to Wills when Buying a Home

Buying in your sole name For many people, a house is the most expensive asset they will ever own and buying one, especially for the first time, can be a daunting and stressful experience. In addition to the long checklist of ‘things to do’, it is important to remember...

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St Valentine of Rome

Patron saint of lovers, epileptics, bee keepers and plague Who was Saint Valentine? That’s a question surrounded in mystery as there were several; however, three Saint Valentines are associated with 14th February: A Roman priest; A bishop of Interamna (Terni, Italy);...

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Co-habitation … What Are Your Rights?

The biggest misconception most couples have is surrounding the rights that they may have against their partner if they are cohabiting and are not married. A recent survey carried out by National Centre for Social Research, released in January 2019, confirmed that...

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EVERYS EVENTS

Dementia Matters

FRIDAY 3RD MAY | 10AM TO 3PM @ THE BEEHIVE COMMUNITY CENTRE, HONITON QUESTIONS ABOUT DEMENTIA & FUNDING LONG-TERM CARE? Join us for a one-day conference discussing all things dementia - with legal, care, community and charity experts who will provide insight and...

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