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12 April 2023
Could you be the latest addition to our growing team?
28 November 2022
It's recommended that you review your Will every 5 years.
14 January 2022
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.
3 November 2021
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.
8 September 2021
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
27 May 2021
We have an excellent opportunity at our highly respected West Yorkshire Law Firm for an Experienced Solicitor/Legal Exec/Paralegal to join our team.
25 March 2021
A recent high profile example illustrates just why making a Power of Attorney can be so important.
5 March 2021
Joanna Longfellow joins us to head our growing Private Client team
27 October 2020
Moving into a care home can be a stressful time, but understanding the financial implications upfront can help ease the transition.
26 July 2020
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.
29 September 2019
Chloe Aston joins us this month to boost our growing Wills and Probate business.
27 March 2019
Probate Fees Increase - The Facts
13 March 2019
The Low-Down on Intestacy Rules
25 August 2017
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.
11 September 2015
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…
28 July 2015
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.
16 April 2015
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.
27 October 2014
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.
8 September 2014
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.
26 February 2014
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.
16 November 2013
You may be surprised by the following facts: