Article Category: Personal & Family Law – Insight & Opinion

Making A Will: Does Yours Reflect Your Wishes?

It’s not unusual to see headlines stating that almost three quarters of the population die without making a Will. However, sometimes it’s not enough just to make a Will. You should ensure the Will correctly distributes your estate and meets your wishes. You should also make sure that it reflects your current circumstances and is updated… Read more »

Care Homes Are at Risk of Closure

It is never far from headline news that care homes are struggling to make ends meet or that the care industry as a whole is underfunded and at the brink of crisis. Recent research conducted by BBC Radio 4 has made the headlines by stating that a quarter of care homes, registered with the Care… Read more »

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 »