It Can Take Time

Life can be fast paced, we always seem to be in a bit of a hurry. As Stephen Dobyns put it “Each thing I do, I rush through so I can do something else.” And, that can be true of the law. We all want our legal matter to be be finished as quickly as […]

Why should you have a Will in place?

James Shingleton (Cleckheaton office) and Emma Ingram (Brighouse office) from our Wills and Probate department are both Full Accredited Members of a national organisation called Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). SFE have released a video, highlighting the importance of making a Will.  As SFE members, James and Emma are recognised as experts in this field. […]

Lasting Powers of attorneys – Don’t leave it too late

A lasting power of attorney allows you to give someone the power to act as if they are you. The financial documents allows your chosen attorneys to deal with any aspect of your finances, such as selling a property, paying a bill and drawing money out of the bank. The health and welfare document allows […]

Special Offer Lasting Powers of Attorney for February 2021

Brearleys Solicitors will be running a special promotion on Lasting Powers of Attorney during the month of February 2021. We will draft two Lasting Powers of Attorney for the price of one! This offer is not to be missed! Our legal fees start from £350 plus VAT plus the additional registration fee set by the […]

Another happy client for Emma Ingram in our Wills and Probate department…. for help and advice on your will or associated matters why not give Emma a call on 01484 714400  

5 TOP TIPS WHEN DEALING WITH AN ESTATE AFTER SOMEONE HAS DIED

Check whether the person had a will Collect information on all the assets that person had, such as bank accounts, shares, properties etc. Collect as much information as possible about any debts that person may have had, including the cost of the funeral. Set up an executors account so that all money collected from an […]

5 TOP TIPS WHEN MAKING A WILL

Always consult a qualified Solicitor Consider how your wishes may impact your family and that you have provided for all eventualities Make sure your Will is witnessed correctly Keep the original Will safe (this can be through storing it at a Solicitors) Appoint an executor you trust

Make A Will Fortnight

We are pleased to confirm that we are taking part in Make a Will fortnight at our Brighouse office hosted by Overgate Hospice. Between the 29th April – 10th May you can book an appointment to see a Solicitor at the Brighouse office to make a Will. Once everything has been completed and you have […]

Probate Fee Increase Controversy

The Ministry of Justice plan to bring in changes to probate registry fees in April 2019. You will see in the attached article that this will be challenged on the basis that it is a ‘stealth tax’. We are hoping that the changes do not come in as it will hit bereaved families the hardest […]