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Wills & Probate

12 April 2023

Private Client Solicitor Required

Could you be the latest addition to our growing team?

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Joanna Longfellow

28 November 2022

Did you know we offer a FREE Will Review service?

It's recommended that you review your Will every 5 years.

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Laura Fahy

23 June 2022

Welcome to the Team Laura!

Meet Laura, our new Private Client Solicitor.

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Gareth Long

14 January 2022

Local case illustrates the pitfalls of shedding assets to avoid care home fees

In December 2021, the Wakefield Express reported on a case wherein a mother was found to have gifted her daughter £25,000 to avoid social care costs.

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Joanna Longfellow

3 November 2021

The Ins and Outs of Inheritance Tax

Here, Head of Private Client Joanna Longfellow covers the ins and outs of Inheritance tax - what it is, how it’s administered, and how you can plan for it.

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Joanna Longfellow

8 September 2021

Deputyships and the Court of Protection

Taking care of someone’s affairs when they no longer have mental capacity can lead to a significant amount of difficulty and distress. Both Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyships grant the nominated attorneys / deputy the legal authority to manage a person’s affairs on their behalf, but a Deputyship will often prove to be more costly and time consuming to obtain

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27 May 2021

A fantastic opportunity to join our Private Client team

We have an excellent opportunity at our highly respected West Yorkshire Law Firm for an Experienced Solicitor/Legal Exec/Paralegal to join our team.

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Joanna Longfellow

25 March 2021

The Importance of a Lasting Power of Attorney

A recent high profile example illustrates just why making a Power of Attorney can be so important.

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Joanna Longfellow

5 March 2021

Welcome To The Team, Jo

Joanna Longfellow joins us to head our growing Private Client team

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Gareth Long

27 October 2020

Care Home Funding

Moving into a care home can be a stressful time, but understanding the financial implications upfront can help ease the transition.

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26 July 2020

What is a Power of Attorney and why might you want to make one?

Life can be unpredictable, but there are measures you can take to help ensure your interests are taken care of should you become unable to do so yourself. One such measure might be a Power of Attorney.

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29 September 2019

Chloe Aston Joins our Wills and Probate Team

Chloe Aston joins us this month to boost our growing Wills and Probate business.

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27 March 2019

What you need to know about the Probate Fees increase coming in April

Probate Fees Increase - The Facts

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13 March 2019

Unmarried? Don’t have a will? What you need to know about Intestacy Rules

The Low-Down on Intestacy Rules

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25 August 2017

Make a Will Week with Wakefield Hospice

For one week in September (25th - 29th) JWP Solicitors are linking up with the Wakefield Hospice to offer to write or update your Will in exchange for a donation to the Wakefield Hospice Charity.

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11 September 2015

Do not delay - write your Will today

It’s a common misconception that you only need a will when you are older or that you don’t need a will at all if you would like everything to pass to your spouse after death, but typically the law is never that simple…

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Sophie Metcalfe

28 July 2015

Your Will, Your Way?

The Court of Appeals decision to award part of a mothers inheritance to her daughter, despite it being written in her Will that she shouldn't receive anything, could prove to be a Landmark ruling.

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16 April 2015

Care fees vs helping the "Boomerang Generation"

In the run up to the election the National Housing Federation have warned that the older generation will soon face the dilemma of care costs in old age and additional pressure to help the next generation get on the housing ladder.

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27 October 2014

This November, make your Will with Will Aid

Will Aid is a scheme designed to raise funds for nine leading charities. The scheme involves our solicitors donating their time to support these charities by preparing basic Wills without charging the normal fee.

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8 September 2014

Don't turn your Will into a Nightmare

Research by the Law Society revealed the risks the public are exposed to by using unregulated, unqualified and uninsured will writers. Our Wills and Probate expert, Susan Hartley explains why you should tread very carefully when making a will.

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26 February 2014

Where there's a WILL there's a way...

On a hot sunny summer's day, enjoyed with your family and friends, making a Will is the last thing on anyone's mind, but making a Will is one of the most thoughtful and selfless tasks that you can do for those you care about and enjoy life with.

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16 November 2013

Ten facts you need to know about Wills and Probate

You may be surprised by the following facts:

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