Important information about CAKES!!!!
In the average time it takes to bake a batch of cakes, six people in the UK will develop dementia. It is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales, overtaking both cancer and heart disease. On 19th June 2019, Lovedays Solicitors took part in the Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Cupcake Day’ at their Wirksworth […]
Delays with the Probate Court
If you are dealing with the estate of a loved one you may have noticed that things are taking their time. You are not alone. The probate services have been causing delays and setbacks which has had a knock-on effect on lawyers and their clients. The probate services have blamed this on technical issues across […]
Do I Really Need a Will?
You may think that you’re too young to make a Will or that you don’t have anything to leave to your loved ones. You may think that because you are married that your husband or Wife will automatically get the right to deal with your affairs after you die, which may not be the case. […]
Do I need a Prenuptial Agreement?
Joanne Joyce from the Family Department of Lovedays Solicitors discusses the essence of Prenuptial Agreements The nights getting lighter and the weekends getting warmer means that spring is in the air and the start of the wedding season is imminent. The ‘soon-to-be-weds’ engage merrily in preparations for the Special Day to make it as perfect […]
No Fault Divorce – government is ending the divorce ‘blame game’
The government proposes to remove the need to prove a fact to show that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. Currently there are 5 available facts which can be used to show the Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and the most frequently used fact is that of “behaviour”. Using the fact of the other person’s […]
Today in the UK 7 million or so people are living with heart and circulatory disease. As a direct result of this illness, an average of 420 people die every single day – a shocking one death every three minutes. Since the British Heart Foundation was founded in 1961, however, the annual number of deaths […]
Do I need a Solicitor?
Helen Smith, Wills and Probate solicitor for Lovedays Solicitors, examines the role of the solicitor in the context of the availability of access for legal information and advice online. The English legal system has developed over centuries to become a model that has influenced the legal systems in many other jurisdictions. But the legal profession […]
Powers of Attorney
Helen Smith, Wills and Probate solicitor of Lovedays Solicitors, discusses issues around powers of attorney. The Formula 1 racing car driver, Michael Schumacher, came into the press again recently following a brief statement by his family. This news brought the issue of Powers of Attorney firmly into focus. An individual has long been able […]
Christmases and how to survive them!
01/12/2018 Joanne Joyce from the Family Department of Lovedays Solicitors discusses a game plan for getting through the festive season unscathed. As a solicitor specialising in Family Law, I tend not to say what I do for a living too loudly at Christmas parties, where I may be considered “bah humbug”! When I do admit […]
Time to remember
01/11/2018 On November 11 2018 it will be the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, which marked the end of The First World War. Jennifer Renshaw, Head of Litigation at Lovedays Solicitors, examines the role played by the legal firm and some of its staff in the conflict and how this long-established firm […]