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Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020

With Elder Abuse Awareness Day today – June 15th 2020, it was refreshing to see the topic being discussed on ITV’s Loose Women recently. Whilst focusing on the financial abuse of elders, one of the panel mentioned that she had been recommended to obtain a Power of Attorney by her solicitor. Although she acknowledged that…

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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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Does My Will Need Updating?

When a Will is made, the terms of the Will reflect the wishes of the Testator (the maker of the Will) at that particular time. The Testator made the Will with the intention that those wishes are followed. However, over time as our personal circumstances change or indeed those of our intended beneficiaries, it is…

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Can I Sue Someone For Assault?

Can I sue someone for assault? In the year ending March 2018, 665,000 people sustained at least a minor injury as a result of an assault. These statistics incorporate a number of different types of crimes of violence, from one-off physical altercations to sexual assault. As a victim of a crime of violence, the firdt…

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What Are My Inheritance Tax Allowances After 6 April 2020?

Life has changed for the nation since the emergence of the Coronavirus which prompted the lockdown to be implemented by the Government from 23 March 2020. Since this date, life as we knew it has changed. However, with the media providing vital updates about how to keep safe and remain alert whilst the government restrictions…

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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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How To Sign Your Will Whilst Social Distancing

From 23 March 2020 the Government Lockdown resulted in all Solicitors’ offices being closed for client meetings due to the Coronavirus and social distancing measures were put in place. During this uncertain time Oakwood Solicitors have been doing our utmost to continue to provide a full service to our clients whilst adhering to the restrictions…

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COVID-19 – A Guide for Employees

Coronavirus raises significant challenges for employees and their families. The Employment Department at Oakwood Solicitors Ltd understands the uncertainty that employees are currently facing in light of this worldwide pandemic. Following an increased spike of calls and emails that we have been receiving regarding employee rights, we have decided to put together some of the…

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Providing ID in Times of Self-Isolation

How can I show proof of my ID due to self-isolation (and social distancing)? It is a legal requirement for a solicitor to request proof of your identification before accepting instructions to act on your behalf. This is usually either a passport or a driving licence being provided, alongside a utility bill – gas, electricity,…

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