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55% of adults don’t have a Will, why do you need one?

November 9, 2018   |   Written by: Peter Levy

A recent report has found that 55% of adults still don’t have a Will. Although there has been an increase in recent years, it is still a worrying trend that over half of adults are leaving their legacy in the ...

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£700 raised for St. Giles during Wills Fortnight

November 9, 2018   |   Written by: Sally Wileman

As part of our commitment to supporting local charities, we have again been taking part in Wills Fortnight for St. Giles Hospice. This year, we’re proud to have raise an amazing £700 for St. Giles, who support people in the ...

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Who can be an executor of a Will?

November 9, 2018   |   Written by: Sarah Nash

There are a lot of decisions to make when creating your Will. A key question that is often asked is who can be an executor of a Will? Friends or family members So, who can be an executor of a ...

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New rules for Notarising commercial documents for the UAE (United Arab Emirates)

November 6, 2018   |   Written by: Martin Astle

Notarising and legalising commercial documents for the UAE can be a confusing process for some; unfortunately, it has become more complicated due to changes in the requirements from the UAE. If you’re looking to get documents notarised for UAE (the ...

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Wear it Pink: Charity success continues at Astle Paterson

October 25, 2018   |   Written by: Sally Wileman

The team at Astle Paterson has joined together once again to raise money for the Wear it Pink fundraiser, supporting the fight against breast cancer.

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Video: What you need to know about Lasting Powers of Attorney

October 24, 2018   |   Written by: Maria Pusey

In our latest video our resident expert on LPAs, Maria Pusey, answers some of the most commonly asked legal questions about the subject.

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Video: Landlord & tenant law, your commonly asked legal questions answered

October 15, 2018   |   Written by: Liam O’Shea

Watch our video on landlord & tenant law. Our leading expert on landlord services is here to give advice on how to avoid potential legal pitfalls.

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Wishing a happy retirement to Paul Walters

October 11, 2018

Paul Walters, family law solicitor at Astle Paterson for 12 years, has now taken retirement. We wish Paul all the best in his next adventure.

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Do it Yourself Probate: the tax pitfalls

October 10, 2018   |   Written by: Sarah Nash

There are a number of myths and misunderstandings about how Inheritace Tax works; that can be a problem with the rising trend of Do It Yourself probate.

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DIY Probate: beware the risks!

October 8, 2018   |   Written by: Sarah Nash

The practice of “DIY probate” may seem like a cheaper solution for lay executors, but it may in fact cost greatly in the long run if handled poorly.

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