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

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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Most people are leaving their future to chance, warns study

November 26, 2019

More than a third of people in Britain admit to not having made any provisions for later life such as writing a will or creating a lasting power of attorney (LPA). Research suggests that as many as 12 million people in the UK, who are at relatively-high risk of losing their mental capacity, have not… Read more »

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Choosing a conveyancing solicitor

November 7, 2019

When getting on the housing ladder, or moving home, a conveyancing solicitor helps to safeguard your interests while handling the legal details of the sale or purchase. If you consider that property is likely to be the most expensive thing that you will buy, it makes perfect sense to be diligent in your choice of… Read more »

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Will Writing

October 2, 2019

Recent research shows that more than half of UK adults do not have a Will and at least 5m people in Britain do not know how to get one made. A Will can be particularly important if you have a business as it means you can choose those with the expertise to help it through… Read more »

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