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Free Wills Month 2020

All throughout October 2020, Oakwood Solicitors Ltd is offering the drafting of a free Will to anyone, in exchange for a donation to one of our charity partners.   We’ve been participating in this fantastic scheme for several years now, and we’ve managed to team up with Free Wills Month, Breast Cancer Haven Yorkshire and…

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Elder Abuse Awareness Day – 15th June

Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world. The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 66/127, designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition…

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I Need To Make A Will – Should I Do It Myself?

The simple answer is yes you can, but you need to ask yourself if this is the right option for you. You will have seen an increase in Will writing services offered Online, especially now during the lockdown when physically accessing legal services has been made difficult. The Online services for making a Will will…

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Dementia Carers – Health and Emotional Wellbeing

A dementia diagnosis is a worrying, frustrating and scary time for a sufferer, but what’s discussed less often is the impact it can have on the lives and health of family carers and friends.

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Blue Light Card Discount Offers

Anyone who’s followed our updates for some time now will likely recall that we have special offers under the Blue Light Card discount scheme for Emergency Service workers who present their membership card. But what is the Blue Light Card scheme? In the words of their own website: “The Blue Light Card is an optional…

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Maintaining Brain Health

The CDC in America has recently published a guide on how best to maintain brain health in an ever-ageing population. Maintaining brain health – or cognitive health, as the CDC puts it – is necessary for healthy ageing and good quality of life. Their definition of cognition is a “combination of mental processes that includes…

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You Can Care Week: 24th February – 1st March 2020

Held by Home Instead Senior Care, You Can Care Week focuses on the sterling work individuals, friends and families all over the country do for elderly people in an effort to keep them in a comfortable home environment. Though the week is intended to share stories on how people care for elderly relatives and friends, we think…

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£193,000 Inheritance Payment Transfer Error

The BBC shared a story over the weekend about a case where a pensioner gave his solicitor an incorrect bank sort code when he was due to receive a £193,000 inheritance payout. The incorrect payee refused to return the money after the mistake, which led to a protracted court battle to return the funds. This…

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Late Footballer Jlloyd Samuel Left No Will

The Late Premier League footballer, Jlloyd Samuel’s Probate documents have revealed that his £443,000 estate was only worth just over £120,000 after his debts and affairs were settled. Samuel died leaving a Widow and three children, but no Will. The ex-Bolton player, 37, was killed instantly after a vehicle collision resulted in his Range Rover…

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Keeping Your Will Safe

You may have seen the recent articles in the Financial Times and Love Money, confirming that Lloyds Banking Group failed to return the Wills of around 9,000 deceased customers that had stored Wills with Lloyds as part of their ‘safe custody’ service, which was offered by the bank until 2011. Lloyds Banking Group have stated…

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