News

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Thu, 06/08/2020 - 11:09
The pandemic and lockdown has brought new challenges to the Wills and Probate Team. As lockdown started many people realised that they didn’t have a will in place that reflected their wishes and that their estate may not pass to those they really wanted to benefit. They realised that during their...
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Thu, 09/07/2020 - 15:55
We have received reports of fraudsters impersonating our firm, using a similar name, incorporating ‘AST’ and contacting people to attempt to gain instructions to deal with claims for Road Traffic Accidents and Personal Injury. The calls are from a range of different numbers and area codes. We have...
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Thu, 21/05/2020 - 18:25
The last few weeks have seen huge changes in the way we live our lives. The pace has been so fast that many are struggling to keep up with events. How to make a will and adhere to social distancing For England & Wales The COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis has caused a surge of interest in making...
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Fri, 01/05/2020 - 13:58
A few months ago none of us would have envisaged working under the conditions we find ourselves now. It has been a steep learning curve over the last few weeks but on reflection we are pleased with what we have achieved and the way in which the team at AST Hampsons has responded to ensure that we...
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Mon, 27/04/2020 - 13:31
It is estimated that about 60% of the adult population do not have a Will and not surprisingly The Telegraph reports that Will and Lasting Power of Attorney instructions are up by 30%. Difficult times are upon us but we are finding new ways of working so that matters can be progressed whilst...
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Thu, 26/03/2020 - 16:19
In this current Covid 19 pandemic we would urge all parents to work together with regards to arrangements for their children. Children should be maintaining a positive relationship with both parents and not just one. Government guidance issued alongside the Stay at Home Rules on 23 March says: “...
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Tue, 03/03/2020 - 12:16
Read the 'Solicitors for the Elderly' article on the costs of care home fees and options available if you do not want to sell your home to pay for your care fees. https://sfe.legal/care-home-fees/  
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Wed, 20/11/2019 - 17:22
We had hoped to post happy news regarding the finalisation of our discussions with Cath Shanley and her firm Shanley Wright. Cath and AST Hampsons had, in recent months, been working toward her and her team, joining the AST Family on 1st November this year. However, it is with great sadness that we...
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Thu, 17/10/2019 - 09:42
AST Hampsons Probate Team welcome the government’s decision to stop the proposed increases in fees for probate. Zoe Clough says of the decision – this is great news for all of our clients, we are absolutely delighted that our bereaved clients will no longer have to deal with this tax at a time when...
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Fri, 21/06/2019 - 11:34
AST Hampsons were delighted yesterday to have our very own Zoe Clough inaugurated as the 2019-2020 President of Rochdale Law Association. Zoe attended the RLA AGM at Nutters Restaurant in Norden with other members of the firm and Law Association. Zoe’s expertise is dealing with private client...