If it sounds familiar it’s the title of a song by Bob Dylan, and hugely apt as it goes. Ken Dodd who sadly passed away aged 90, just over a year ago has made an amazing gift to the people of Liverpool.  He secretly married his long-term partner Anne Jones in his home just 48…

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HM, Courts & Tribunals Service made a major announcement in mid-January this year, saying their online probate service would be greatly enhanced  to make applying for probate simpler and easier. The intention of this updated service is to enable people applying for probate to do so from the comfort of their own home, even with…

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In December 2018 Gerald Cotton, Chief Executive Officer of QuadrigaCX, died unexpectedly at the age of 30.  QuadrigaCX was a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange organisation. Cryptocurrencies are stored in a “virtual wallet” which uses a string of random characters called a “public key”, for use when sending and receiving the cryptocurrency. A separate “private key” allows…

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Well, that’s exactly what happened to Caroline Aherne’s mother after her daughter’s tragic death in 2016.  In case you don’t remember her, amongst her better-known roles was her alto ego, the bespectacled chat show host in The Mrs Merton Show. Want to know why and what she should have done, then read on. Caroline was…

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Have you heard about the M-Word?  It’s being promoted here by Lloyds Bank at the moment. Why is the M-word so important to you?  Well to avoid your Will being contested, it’s good your family know your intentions before you die.  It will save plenty of squabling and disagreements.  It’s hard to talk about but…

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With the squeeze on family income it’s no wonder people try to save money wherever they can, but is it work saving a few pounds on getting your Will professionally written by writing it yourself.  A simple mistake, such as not having the right number of witnesses or them not being properly independent could completely…

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Musician, DJ and record producer, Avicii died on 20th April 2018 after reportedly taking his own life. The Swedish electronic dance artist whose real name was Tim Bergling was born in 1989.  Despite being just 28 years of age at the time of his death, he left behind an incredible legacy through his musical career and…

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A High Court Judge has overturned the Will of a ‘significantly vulnerable’ man who left 95% of his estate to his carer. David Poole had suffered a motorcycle accident earlier in his life and had been awarded £1 million in damages.  Since 1994, he had been living in the care of Mark Everall under a…

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Could Your Will Be Contested? More and more Wills are being contested in the High Court and last year the number of disputes rose 80% – the highest number of cases since 2007 It is believed booming property prices are the “main motivation” for children and other family members to contest a Will, but that’s…

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