On the 1st February 2018, the Ministry of Justice has launched the Office of Public Guardian Fee Refund Scheme for fee payments between the 1st April 2013 and the 31st March 2017. The Scheme is by way of an application online however, if you do not have access to the internet you can telephone the Office of Public Guardian in order to action a telephone claim instead. The telephone number is: 0300 4560300 (choose Option 6).
If you think you have a claim, please follow the link below:
Burningham & Brown solicitors has for the third year running taken part in the RUH make a Will month in September 2017 whereby the fee for making the Will is waived and donated to the Royal United Hospital Bath and this year they have raised over £2,000.00 for the RUH.
Here at Burningham & Brown Solicitors, we are pleased to announce that we will be once again be supporting the annual RUH Will Month initiative, which helps to raise funds for the RUH's charity, the Forever Friends Appeal.
The Forever Friends Appeal has gained a welcome boost to its funds with the news that the RUH Will Month fundraising initiative ran throughout the month of September raised an incredible £31,350.00 to help towards the care of patients at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic diseases (RNHRD).
Justine Alford of Burningham & Brown Solicitors reflects upon the importance of having a Will, the need to update it as your circumstances change and the benefits of setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney
It is not an easy topic to address and is often put at the bottom of the 'to do' list but there are various changes in life that may mean you should consider updating your Will:
Most people know that they should write a Will, but not many people know that they should also consider something called a Lasting Power of Attorney.
Click here to download the STEP Code 2016
Make or update your Will in September and support the Royal United Hospital, Bath.
The Law Commission Report found that the existing law of intestacy and family provision was "outdated, confusing or places unnecessary obstacles in the way of those with a valid claim to share in a deceased person's assets".
Approximately 800,000 people in Britain suffer some form of dementia and over one million will do so within the next ten years according to the Alzheimer's Society.
The birth of a child changes so many things and is often a time when parents of young children begin to think about their own personal circumstances and wish to plan ahead financially, and also decide who should look after that child should something happen to both parents.
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