Article Category: Personal & Family Law – Insight & Opinion

Fee Hikes Proposed for Grant of Probate Applications

On 18 February 2016, the Government announced a consultation to reform the cost of an application for a Grant of Probate (also known as a Grant of Representation). The proposed regime will depart from the current fixed fee arrangement and change to a banded fee structure which will be linked to the value of the… Read more »

Will Trust: Is a Simple Will Enough to Provide For My Family?

We all know the importance of having a Will to ensure our wishes are met after death. However, if you have a complex family situation or need to make sure that a vulnerable family member still receives ongoing care then a Will might not be sufficient. What you actually need is a Trust within your Will…. Read more »

David Daniel celebrates 60 years on the roll!

David Daniel, the ‘Daniel’ of ‘SAS Daniels’, has recently celebrated 60 years on the roll of the Law Society. This is a fantastic achievement for the local solicitor whose grandfather set up the firm Daniels in 1885 practising in Congleton and Macclesfield. The practice of Daniels merged with SAS Lawyers in 2006 to become SAS Daniels…. Read more »

LPAs and why you should have one

According to a recent report by Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), a national organisation representing legal professionals specialising in helping people plan for later life,  88% of people in the North West are currently living with no control over important later-life decisions surrounding their housing, assets, health and care. The report also reveals that whilst… Read more »