Blogs

  • September 2019

  • A solicitor shaking hands with a client

    What is Free Wills Month?

    Free Wills Month takes place twice a year – in March and October – to give anyone aged 55 and over the chance to have their Will written or updated for free. Solicitors from across the country take part in the campaign, all of whom are listed on the Free Wills Month website. How does […]

  • Jenson’s story – a life-changing step

    Emily’s son, Jenson, was a friendly, smiley little baby but he wasn’t crawling or walking like other one year-old’s. Emily says, “he did a little shuffle instead and barely ate anything”. While other mums were cooing over their baby’s first words, Emily hadn’t heard Jenson speak. Both her and her husband, Matt, didn’t have a […]

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    Wills – rarely too early, but it can be too late!

    A guest blog from Iain Wanstall, Consultant at Mills Keeps Ltd, Solicitors Remember A Charity Week reminds us all how important gifts in Wills are for charities. Yet, despite increased media coverage and awareness campaigns outlining the importance, and benefits, of making a Will, more than half the adults in the UK still don’t have […]

  • Elizabeth’s story – leaving a legacy in memory of her son

    My son Martin was 11 when he died just a few short weeks after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.  It was nearly 25 years ago and, although things have changed in the intervening years, I still cry for him.  It was a long time before I could laugh and joke again and, even now, […]

  • Ian’s story – leaving something permanent for the future

    I’m in my late sixties, and I’ve been a volunteer for the Woodland Trust for 27 years. I’ve always loved trees since I was a child. I spent hours exploring the woods near my home, which involved going up the trees as well as around them! I liked bird watching and nature of all sorts, […]

  • August 2019

  • Gordon and Rosemary’s way of saying thank you

    Gordon, who was born in Northumberland, joined the Air Force as a boy and served for 12 years before becoming an electronic engineer. Rosemary worked in finance in London. Gordon and Rosemary met in their early thirties and tied the knot after saving enough for a deposit on a house. They were married for 35 […]

  • Klara’s story – from shy nine-year-old to future jazz musician

    Klara’s story  Klara shares her story: “I first came to National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) four years ago, on the 19th September. I remember the date because it was my 9th birthday! I was so shy and never thought I’d have the courage to improvise in front of others, let alone want to. “When I […]

  • Maureen with her dog Rusty

    Teacher’s pets – honouring a lifetime of friendship

    Maureen first came to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home with her mother in 1929 when she was 14 years old and looking for a new family pet. A rather sorry-looking stray dog called Jyp caught her eye – it was love at first sight.  The pair became firm friends and Maureen even managed to train […]

  • July 2019

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    How Do I Find Out The Value Of An Estate?

    Before you can apply for probate, you need to value the estate (property, money and possessions) of the person who has passed away. This can take a long time and you might not know where to start. In this blog we go through the process step-by-step, looking at what you can expect along the way […]

  • Leaving a legacy for young musicians

    A guest blog from Diana, supporter of Awards for Young Musicians My late husband Richard was an accomplished pianist and music was a part of his everyday life. We met in London when we were in our early twenties and soon after dated, then married and raised a family. Richard’s musical life As a child, […]

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