News

Read about Hine Downing’s latest legal news, team announcements, updates and events we have supported in the local area.

Our office is closed but business continues as usual


In line with government guidelines and in order to keep everyone safe, the Hine Downing office is now closed. However, we are still open for business and have a dedicated team working remotely. We would like to reassure you that we are still available and able to continue to provide you with ongoing support and… Read more »

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Latest office policy regarding Coronavirus


We firstly want to wish all our clients the best of health and hope everyone is staying safe and well in this current climate. At Hine Downing we take seriously the responsibility we have to our staff, families and clients to keep everyone safe and continue providing much needed advice in this unprecedented time. We… Read more »

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Will storage

Lloyds discovers 9000 wills not passed to deceased families


In October last year Lloyds Bank revealed that, due to a storage mishap, they had found 9000 wills that needed to be reunited with families after discovering them in ‘Safe Custody’. The storage has been closed to new customers since 2011. Whilst many have been superseded by newer wills, or settled via the intestacy process… Read more »

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New legislation for parents without a valid will


Research released by YouGov show that one in six parents currently do not have a valid will in place. Should an adult pass away without such provisions being made, leaving a spouse and children, the Rules of Intestacy dictate how a persons estate will be passed on, known as the Statutory Legacy. Changes to this… Read more »

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January & Divorce


As memories of Christmas fade and we turn our minds back to work and getting fit, it’s hard to avoid the fact that there may be life-changing obstacles ahead for many of us. The first working Monday back after the Christmas break is sometimes known as “Divorce Day” among solicitors who typically see a spike… Read more »

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Festive wishes from all at Hine Downing

December 20, 2019


So, there we have it, another 12 months all-but-complete and a turbulent year in many ways; but there have also been many highlights that we like to keep in mind. This is the year we have been pleased to work hard for clients in the range of services we have to offer and we invited… Read more »

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