Mark Riley

At MJR Solicitors we will help you achieve what you need without the legal jargon. Our experienced team provide expert legal advice on wills and estate planning, estate administration, lasting powers of attorney and dispute resolution. We conduct defence work, actively and decisively defending people who have had false allegations made against them.

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The Threshold Freeze On Inheritance Tax - What Does It Mean For You

The Threshold Freeze On Inheritance Tax – What Does It Mean For You?

It’s not a subject many people like to discuss, but estate planning for your loved ones after your death is essential. Planning early can ensure your financial affairs are all in order, especially in helping you reduce and manage your ...
What Is A Life Interest Trust?

What Is A Life Interest Trust?

When you make your Will to set out your final wishes, it's easy to include a trust that gives someone a life interest in your property or any other assets, without them actually leaving your estate. Life Interest Trusts are ...
What is a mirror will

What Is A Mirror Will?

When you make a will at any time of your life, you know your estate and your final wishes will be dealt with accordingly and how you wanted. So choosing the right type of will, one that’s relevant to your ...
What-Is-A-Transfer-Of-Equity

What Is A Transfer Of Equity?

If you currently own your home, either by yourself or as a couple, there may come a time when you want to legally transfer full or part ownership of it to yourself or someone else. It can be a straightforward ...
stamp duty holiday

Stamp Duty! What Is Happening Now?

The deadline is now SEPTEMBER I am sure has come as a welcome relief to sellers and purchasers throughout the country. The nerves were starting to show in recent months with buyers confirming if they did not complete before the ...
What is a Will? Do I even need one?

What Is A Will? Do I Even Need One?

I have said this a few times now, its probably the largest legal document you will ever make as it deals with everything you own! Sadly, some people do not get round to it for one reason or another. What ...
Signing Online. Is this Legal?

Signing Online? Is This Legal?

  Yes!  It is, we have seen a surge in demand over this pandemic for Wills to be completed and early into this difficult situation, the government recognized the need for change. So, what are the current requirements? At present ...

What Is Classed As A Deprivation of Assets?

When you’re looking towards your future and old age, one of the biggest issues many people face is having to pay high fees for residential care or support. If you set out to reduce your assets or finances to intentionally ...
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 ...
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 ...