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Lawyer of the Month

Posted: Feb 05, 2019
Wills and Probate

Congratulations to Paul Rowley, February's Lawyer of the Month!

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DOES WILL WRITING NEED TO BE REGULATED?

Posted: Dec 17, 2018
Wills and Probate

A recent consumer survey by IRN Research and Orchard Reports entitled The Wills & Probate Consumer Research Report 2018, showed that 60% of the people questioned did not know that will-writing is an unregulated activity.

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RESPECT for those who’ve made a Will

Posted: Sep 12, 2018
Wills and Probate

RESPECT for those who’ve made a Will Making a Will can be difficult for many people: some people don’t want to think about dying, others assume their wealth will automatically pass to their loved ones. Aretha Franklin joins one of many highly successful artists (such as Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, and Prince) who did not leave a will – along with thirty million people in the UK who are currently without one. In Franklin’s case, the effect of this is all the more profound: he

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Painters Solicitors - Lexcel accredited since 2012

Posted: Sep 10, 2018
Disputes and Court Assistance Family Law Property Wills and Probate

Congratulations are in order! Painters Solicitors has been Lexcel accredited since July 2012. We are very pleased to report we have yet again passed our reaccreditation Audit to continue being Lexcel Accredited for 2018/19. This is a testament to the hard work by all our staff to maintain the high standards required to ensure ongoing accreditation.

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Digitisation of Lasting Powers of Attorney

Posted: May 22, 2018
Wills and Probate

Local solicitor Lee Baron, from Painters Solicitors based in Kidderminster, has joined fellow members of Solicitors for the Elderly in warning against proposals to turn the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) registration process fully digital. A Financial LPA is a legal document that allows someone to appoint trusted individuals to step into their shoes and make important decisions about their finances and property on their behalf. Under the current process, a ‘wet signature’, or the requirement o

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Abolishing Inheritance Tax

Posted: May 18, 2018
Wills and Probate

Abolishing Inheritance Tax? The Resolution Foundation for the Intergenerational Commission has proposed a radical overhaul of the current inheritance tax regime as we know it. It is often seen as the least fair tax and is highly unpopular among those who are unfortunate enough to bear the costs out of their loved ones’ estates. The tax raised £5.2billion in the 2017/18 tax year, the highest on record, even though only 4% of estates are subject to inheritance tax. The report calls for

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Kemp Hospice Golf Day

Posted: May 10, 2018
Disputes and Court Assistance Family Law Property Wills and Probate

The annual Kemp Hospice Charity Golf Day, organised by Painters, took place on Friday 4th May at Kidderminster Golf Club and the 42 golfers helped to raise over £1,000 again! The winners with 82 points were Jim Mckinley's team but the highlight of the day was the hole-in-one at the 5th by young Worcestershire player Nathan Slater, pictured with Club Captain John Holt. Thank you to all those who took part and enjoyed another successful day!

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