Preston estate planning lawyer Kathryn Harwood

Power of Attorney Refund Reminder

Kathryn Harwood - March 9th 2018
Last year the Office of the Public Guardian reduced the fee for the registration of an Enduring Power of Attorney or a Lasting Power of Attorney.
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Timing is everything

Sharon Emslie - January 31st 2018
We reported previously that we see a large increase in the number of enquiries from separating couples in January, particularly on the 8th, dubbed 'divorce day'. Whilst there may never be a right time to separate, financially shrewd couples should ideally wait until the start of the financial year, being 6th April, to announce their separation and start divorce proceedings.
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Get ‘wrapped’ up

David Hardman - January 17th 2018
Some people don’t want a pension company deciding how their pension savings are invested – they want to control where their money goes and how it grows. For people wanting to have autonomy to make their own investment decisions with their retirement savings, a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) may be an alternative solution.
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Residential conveyancing Preston Sarah Barnes

Are you a first time buyer looking to buy a property next year?

Sarah Barnes - December 21st 2017
Buying a property for the first time, can be a daunting prospect, even second or third time buyers can find the process stressful. Being prepared is essential, as you will need the help and advice from a number of professionals. Preparation and obtaining as much information upfront will also make you feel more confident.
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Family and Divorce - Partner - Helen Lucking

Protecting the family business during a divorce

Helen Lucking - December 11th 2017
Figures from the office of national statistics show that 42% of all marriages in the UK now end in divorce. These statistics affect business owners as much as the rest of the population, but for the family business owner the consequences of divorce could be disastrous. Such a business is often a limited company and the husband and wife are both directors and shareholders.
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Succession planning

David Hardman - November 22nd 2017
Taking advice early and developing a personal financial plan is crucial to meeting long-term goals. Succession planning may be one of the most challenging experiences facing any leader, especially an entrepreneurial business person who has built a family business from scratch, so it is crucial to get it right.
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