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Mark Riley

Mark Riley is a specialist lawyer offering services including Wills, Estates Administration and Tax planning. Mark has studied around the world, including a few years in Australia. Whilst there he met many amazing and inspirational lawyers. He worked with a small boutique family firm, who’s approach was so laid back and friendly it “felt right”. He decided to bring that approach home where he hopes to continue with this ethos.

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

So, what is a Lasting Power of Attorney?? As mental capacity solicitors, I get asked this a lot. But I don’t want to lose control, I want to decide….is how the conversation goes. So let’s look at what a Lasting ...
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How Long Does Straightforward Probate Take?

How Long Does Straightforward Probate Take?

During the difficult and emotional time of the death of a loved one, getting their affairs in order can be a stressful challenge. So when it comes to probate, wills and issues of their estate, the quicker and easier it ...
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How Many Executors Are Needed For A Will

How Many Executors Are Needed For A Will?

Being the Executor of a will is an important legal role that many have heard of, yet few fully understand the responsibilities that go with it. Beyond what an Executor actually does, we find there are lots of questions surrounding ...
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Help Ive Inherited An Empty Property

Help, I’ve Inherited An Empty Property – What Do I Need To Do?

Estates and wills are typically handled by solicitors so it can feel like you’re facing a minefield if you’re left with a loved one’s legal affairs to deal with. This guide covers some of the most common areas you will ...
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How Much Does Lasting Power Of Attorney Cost

How Much Does Lasting Power Of Attorney Cost?

In the UK somebody somewhere has a stroke every three minutes and twenty-seven seconds. Not only are strokes serious medical incidents, but they can also cause you to lose your mental faculties. After a stroke, you may not be able ...
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Why Will Solicitors Should Be Your Top Choice

Why Will Solicitors Should Be Your Top Choice

There are several ways to complete your will, including doing it yourself and using a will writing service. For simple wills, these are reasonably effective, although proper thought should be given to whether you have all the information you need. ...
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Top Tips On Creating Your Lasting Power Of Attorney

Top Tips On Creating Your Lasting Power Of Attorney

For many, age, disability or chronic illness brings with it a diminishing ability to make informed decisions about care, finances and other day to day choices. When this occurs, getting your voice heard can become increasingly difficult. One way to ...
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I’m Not Paying Inheritance Tax Or Care Home Fees As I Put My Home In My Children’s Names

“I’m Not Paying Inheritance Tax Or Care Home Fees As I Put My Home In My Children’s Names”

“I’m not paying Inheritance Tax or Care Home Fees as I put my home in my children’s names” Wrong. Only in very specific circumstances might this be applicable. So why can’t you do this, well, you could gift the home ...
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What’s On Your Bucket List

What’s On Your Bucket List?

We all have different things that we’d like to do or see before we die, but being arrested is not usually high on most people’s bucket list !! However, it was recently reported that a 99 year old grandmother from ...
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Heroin Being Given To Drug Addicts By Police

Heroin Being Given To Drug Addicts By Police

In a new scheme being trialed by Durham Police, heroin will be provided to heroin addicts in "shooting galleries", in an attempt to tackle drug-related crime in the area. Durham will be the first Police Force in the country to ...
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