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  New research has revealed that 5.4m have no idea about the process of writing a will. The study found that over half (54%) of the adult population do not have a will and when it comes to those with children, 59% of parents either have a will that is out of date or admit…

Ipswich based company, Universal Wealth Preservation (UWP), has for a number of years claimed to be able to protect homes and savings from care fees, the taxman and other threats, by setting up Wealth Preservation Trusts. Sadly for the many clients involved, UWP is now facing an investigation, and there are reports of several people…

    The so called ‘Death Tax’ rears it’s ugly head again as the subject of probate reform is being reviewed once more, after HUGE resistance last time around… See the following article from the Mirror to learn more about these proposed changes and what it could mean for you. Thousands of bereaved families face…

Here at CWC we’re proud to be supporting our charity of the year, Gables Farm with ‘Make a Will Week’ Coming Monday 8th October to Friday 12th. Throughout this week, as a firm we will be providing simple single or mirror wills and ask that you make a donation to Gables Farm or leave a…

We are pleased to announce that Tony Pearce has now taken over the role of supervising solicitor at our Tavistock office. Tony has over 30 years of experience assisting clients resolve disputes, mainly in relation to the legal issues and problems that often arise after someone has passed away or there is a suspicion of financial abuse involving an elderly or infirm person. Tony is a full…

  A recent Which? Legal survey [23 June 2018] has revealed that most people in England are at risk of not having their final wishes respected because they don’t have a will. The consumer organisation’s research shows the only 47% of people in the South West have a will in place. “That comes as no…

Every parent wants to make sure that their children – whatever their age – are taken care of after their death. This is vitally important in the case of children with a disability who may need additional support. Assistant solicitor Kearney Coffin, who works in the Wills and Probate department of Curtis Whiteford Crocker, says parents may…

  Following the Golden Rule to avoid problems with wills Drawing up a will is a complex business and newspaper headlines are constantly reminding us of how things can go wrong – it can be both emotionally draining and financially damaging to seek redress after someone has died. It’s important to avoid potential claims on…

  PLYMOUTH SOLICITOR WELCOMES DECISION TO WAIVE FUNERAL FEES FOR CHILDREN The Government has unveiled plans for a Children’s Funeral Fund which means that parents will no longer have to pay burial or cremation fees for a child under 18. The decision, announced by Prime Minister Theresa May, follows a long campaign by MP Carolyn…

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT DEATH… When it comes to dying, the Boy Scouts motto Be Prepared would be a good one to adopt. Many people are reluctant to contemplate their own mortality, which is why organisations and individuals from the NHS, health and care sectors, housing groups, community organisations, educational establishments, faith groups, the…

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