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Wed, 10/05/2017 - 09:15
The very popular Alzheimer’s Show is being held in both London and Manchester this year on the following dates: London’s Olympia 9-10th June Manchester’s Event City 23rd-24th June Described as  ‘ the UK’s leading event for dementia care with practical advice, information, products and services to...
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Mon, 24/04/2017 - 08:00
AST Hampsons Louise Salisbury and Zoe Bell, both members of Solicitors for the Elderly.. “We are delighted to hear the proposed probate fees have been dropped. It was very clear from the offset that the new system was nothing more than a backdoor tax and the Government had abused its powers in...
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Fri, 10/03/2017 - 14:30
Probate fees are currently a fixed fee of £155.00 when made through a solicitor for all estates worth £5,000.00 plus. The Ministry of Justice has just confirmed that from May the Probate Fees on some estates will increase by almost £20,000.00.   AST Hampsons Head of Wills and Probate Department,...
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Fri, 23/12/2016 - 10:45
Resolution has launched a new Code of Practice for its members. Resolution (a specialist organisation for family solicitors) says it chose to revise the Code of Practice to reflect the changing family justice environment. Resolution members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a constructive...
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Fri, 23/12/2016 - 10:45
The latest release of divorce figures reveal that the number of divorces in England and Wales in 2014 fell by 3.1% compared with 2013 and were 27% lower than a recent peak in 2003. A continuing rise in cohabitation is thought to be a likely explanation which could mean that their relationships are...
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Fri, 23/12/2016 - 10:45
I took our collection of presents over to the Key 103 drop off yesterday. They were really pleased to accept them and I spent a little while in the drop off centre with some of the volunteers. They were sorting through the thousands of donated presents trying to make sure that the right gift gets...
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Thu, 22/12/2016 - 10:30
150 Resolution members met with MPs and Peers on 30 November 2016 to discuss the introduction of “No Fault Divorce” The problem with current divorce law is that unless couples wait until they have lived apart for two years, they can only apply for a divorce, by apportioning some sort of blame. This...
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Fri, 25/11/2016 - 14:00
AST Hampsons has joined a number of organisations representing older and vulnerable people to raise serious concerns around the Government’s online tool for creating Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs).  An LPA is a powerful legal document that allows a person to appoint trusted individuals to make...
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Fri, 21/10/2016 - 09:00
AST Hampsons have opened their doors to the ground floor again at 7 South Parade ten months after the damage caused by the flood in the town centre on Boxing Day 2015... Read the full article at Rochdale Online News 
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Tue, 06/09/2016 - 08:30
A will made by a physically and mentally impaired man in favour of his long-term professional carer and 'supporting landlord' has been overturned in the England & Wales High Court on the grounds of lack of knowledge and approval of its contents... Read the full article on STEP