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Wills

If a person lacks testamentary capacity, the Court of Protection can order a will, known as a statutory will, to be created on their behalf.
Our People - Samuel Cole
Executors can act together or alone, but an executor cannot go against the terms of the will, breach their fiduciary duty, fail to act, self-deal, embezzle or harm the estate through neglect.
Our People - Andrew Guile
Receiving an inheritance can be the end of a complex process, and unfortunately, some beneficiaries find themselves in a situation where they haven't received the money they were left in a will.
Our People - Andrew Guile
The primary duty of an executor is to carry out the wishes of the deceased, include locating the original will, sorting out finances and applying for probate.
Our People - Andrew Guile
Most people appoint one or two executors and it’s wise to provide in your will for replacement executors in case one or more of the executors die before you or are unable or unwilling to act as executor after you die.
Our People - Andrew Guile
Probate without a will, also known as intestacy, presents a unique set of challenges in the UK's legal landscape. When an individual passes away without a will, the distribution of their estate is governed by specific rules, and the process involves obtaining a Grant of Letters of Administration.
Our People - Andrew Guile
When it comes to making important decisions about healthcare and personal matters, individuals have legal tools at their disposal to ensure their wishes are honoured. Two commonly used instruments are the Living Will and the Lasting Power of Attorney. Although both serve similar purposes, they differ in significant ways.
Our People - Chryso Loizides
In this article, we will discuss the differences between updating your will and adding a codicil and which option may be best for you.
Our People - Chryso Loizides
A beneficiary of a will or an intestacy has a right to receive their inheritance. While the responsibility for administering the estate and paying out the money lies with the executors, beneficiaries do have legal rights in the UK.
Our People - Andrew Guile
If the executor of a will dies, someone else can step in to administer the estate. Who can do this depends upon at what stage in the probate process, the executor has died and whether or not there are any surviving executors.
Our People - Andrew Guile
A person who dies without leaving a will is said to have died ‘intestate’ and their estate (their money and property) will be distributed in accordance with the intestacy rules. Normally, only married or civil partners and some other close relatives can inherit under the rules of intestacy.
Our People - Andrew Guile
Andrew Guile explains how you go about challenging a person's will or intestacy if you believe that the will is invalid or where you believe that you have not received any or any adequate provision.
Our People - Andrew Guile
In short, yes, an executor can be a beneficiary of a will, in fact, it’s quite normal for that to be the case. But what are the differences between the two?
Our People - Andrew Guile
GN LAW receives Bronze Star for raising over £400,000 for Cancer Research UK through its FREE WILL SERVICE
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Chryso Loizides looks at cryptocurrency and what clients need to think about when ensuring that they can leave their cryptocurrency to the beneficiaries in their will.
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Yes, we are taking part in Will Aid again this November. Here are the details ...
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Why should you write your will? In this article, Natasha Hejabizadeha considers the important issues involved.
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Chryso Loizides highlights why, here at GN Law, we support Will Aid each year.
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Chryso Loizides looks at the importance of making a will and how that's done in 'lockdown'.
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Chryso Loizides explains how we can write your will for FREE under the Cancer Research Will Writing Scheme.
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