What happens at one of our consultations?

One you have decided to make a Will, we’ll begin our relationship by spending half an hour or so getting to know you and what’s important in your life. There’s no obligation to proceed – and we’ll come to your home at no extra charge. We’ll discuss any assets you have, your family situation and…

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Will Writing – It’s all a matter of Trust

We believe that success in Will Writing all boils down to a matter of trust. The trust that our clients place in us to do a good job at a fair price. And the trust that our 30+ partners in financial services place in us when they ask us to visit their clients. So it…

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Ministry of Justice encourages people to plan for the future

The Ministry of Justice has launched a public awareness campaign to encourage people to plan for the future, in an effort to encourage the public to think about what might happen if they die or lose their mental capacity. They are particularly encouraging everybody between the ages of 25-50 to make a Will and create…

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We are looking for self-employed promotional staff

Can You Help? We are looking for a professional person with some time on their hands to promote our professional legal services. As a Part Time Promoter with Silver Lining Estate Planning they will work 4 or more days a month either at local events or In-Store. If you know of a confident communicator who…

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Lasting Powers of Attorney – a warning about Inheritance Tax planning

In a judgement on 30th October 2014, the Court of Protection has ruled that a Lasting Power of Attorney cannot be used to organise a Donor’s affairs to mitigate inheritance tax without first applying for a court order (the Donor is the person who created the Lasting Power of Attorney). The judgement was made in…

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Let’s all have dementia friendly businesses

Dementia Friends is a national initiative run by the Alzheimers Society. In the words of the Alzheimers Society “Dementia Friends learn a little bit about what it’s like to live with dementia and turns that understanding into action. This could be helping someone find the right bus or being patient in a till queue if…

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We made it!

For those enquiring after our welfare, we are delighted to announce that we all made it to the top of Snowdon on Saturday 4th October. The predicted bad weather never materialised and conditions couldn’t have been better. Although we weren’t the quickest group on the mountain that day, we were probably the fattest so at…

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Are you Dementia friendly?

This week I became a Dementia Champion as part of the Alzheimer Society’s Dementia Friends initiative. This now allows me to run information sessions where you can a learn little more about what it’s like to live with dementia, and you are then encouraged to decide on one action that you will take as a…

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We’ve got a Mountain to Climb

On 4th of October 2014, our whole team is climbing Snowdon via the Miner’s Track route. As Silver Lining Estate Planning is celebrating its 10 year anniversary, we wanted to do something to both mark the occasion and do a bit of good somewhere. So, we are taking on what is (to us anyway) a…

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Important Changes to the Rules on Intestacy

The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill has received Royal Ascent and will come into force on 1st October 2014. While this doesn’t sound terribly exciting, it does contain at least two measures which might be seen as improving the rules for how an estate is distributed in somebody dies without a Will (“intestate”). Under current rules…

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