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Latest Making a Will articles

  • Winnie the Pooh Day - We can all learn from Winnie's Wisdom

    Winnie the Pooh Day - We can all learn from Winnie's Wisdom

    Winnie the Pooh day got us thinking: how can we bring a bit of that wisdom into the advice we give our clients. Whilst you may not be a honey-loving bear in Hundred Acre Wood, uttering the phrase "Think, Think, Think" when faced with a puzzling problem, it is perhaps a sentiment often echoed when considering personal legal matters.

  • Why should I make a Living Will and what does it do?

    Why should I make a Living Will and what does it do?

    Also known as an advance decision or advance medical directive, a Living Will is an anticipatory document used to record views on life-sustaining medical treatment in the event you should you suffer an incurable or irreversible illness and are unable to make decisions regarding your medical treatment.

  • Maradona's legacy & why it is important to make a Will

    Maradona's legacy & why it is important to make a Will

    Since the sad news of Argentine football icon Diego Maradona's death, there has been a lot of speculation about his wealth and who will be entitled to a share of it. Of course Maradona was a unique character, but no matter what your family circumstances are or the value of your assets, making a Will allows you to clearly set out what you would like to happen after you die. It will help to reduce the chance of any costly surprises for your family and upsetting situations like the one Maradona's family are likely experiencing.

  • Can an executor's attorney administer an estate in Scotland?

    Can an executor's attorney administer an estate in Scotland?

    A recent case in England has ruled that an executor (the person responsible for administering a deceased person's estate) can be replaced by their attorney for the purpose of the estate administration if they have lost capacity. But what is the position here in Scotland in such a situation?