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WHY MAKE A WILL AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY PROPERTY ON MY DEATH?


By Katie Gillam
| 24 October 2013

  At the present time more than two thirds of people in the UK do not have a Will. Many of us do not like to consider our own mortality and making a Will is often low down on our list of things to do. However, with the growing diversity in families and with an increasingly litigious society, making a Will has never been so important. If you were to die without making a Will, legislation

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SUCCESSFUL NETWORKING BBQ


By News
| 2 August 2013

Members of Next Generation Networking - a networking group aimed at future and junior partners - enjoyed a BBQ in the grounds of Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells recently. The group was launched by Richard Theobald, who is part of our Private Client team, and Paul Chewter from Hilden Park Chartered Accountants.

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TENANCY AGREEMENTS – CAPACITY TO SIGN?


By Thomas Lumsden
| 11 April 2013

Problems can arise for care home operators where residents who lack capacity are asked to sign tenancies. Generally, the law presumes that an adult has the right to make decisions and the legal capacity to do so, unless it is shown otherwise. Without going into detail, mental capacity is the ability to understand and retain information and make decisions based on that information. Capacity is a

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KATIE GILLAM NAMED AS A PARTNER AT COOPERBURNETT


By News
| 2 April 2013

Katie Gillam, a solicitor in the Private Client team at CooperBurnett, has been named as a Partner of the firm (effective from 1 April). Katie has been with CooperBurnett for five years and joined the firm from another regional practice. During the time she has been with CooperBurnett, Katie has focused on providing advice on wills, probates, trusts, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protecti

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