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Will power for 2019
3
Jan
2019

New Year’s resolutions often involve sorting out personal finances and this may include effective will and estate planning.

Drink-driving
14
Dec
2018

Whether it results from a mere miscalculation or an acceptance of just one more well-intentioned invitation to unwind with a drink, each year, many upstanding citizens inadvertently fall foul of the UK’s drink driving laws.  

Festive family dispute
6
Dec
2018

Family disputes during the Christmas period are not uncommon, given the financial and other pressures which the festive period can sometimes bring.

Big-Sleep Charity
21
Nov
2018

A team of sixteen people from Lester Aldridge took part in The Big Sleep Easy on 17 November and raised over £6,500 for the YMCA charity in Bournemouth.

Law-Commission-Delay-Wills-Project
21
Nov
2018

Inheritance Act claims must be issued before the limitation date or the claimant will require the court’s permission to bring a claim, which can be refused.

Time limitation on Inheritance Act claims
15
Nov
2018

Inheritance Act claims must be issued before the limitation date or the claimant will require the court’s permission to bring a claim, which can be refused.

Royal-baby-2018
13
Nov
2018

Prince Harry and Meghan have recently announced that they are expecting a royal baby in spring 2019. Lester Aldridge Partner, Joanne Clarke, looks into child custody and access laws.

wealthy parents divorce
9
Nov
2018

When it comes to divorce, financial parental support and the prospect of future inheritance is a more and more prevalent feature in financial disputes.

Kurt Lee - Partner
6
Nov
2018

Kurt Lee, Partner and Head of Private Client at Lester Aldridge, has slammed the Government’s announcement of changes to probate fees as a new “stealth tax” on estates.

Probate fees
6
Nov
2018

Currently, the fee paid when applying for probate is £215 (or £155 for those applying through a solicitor) and there is no fee charged if the estate is worth less than £5,000, but from April 2019, probate fees will be changing.