One in Five Couples Ready to Break Up

It appears that life is often not very easy for those living in a cohabiting relationship.  That was true pre-Brexit, and the impact of Brexit itself may further influence this rather depressing statistic.   The charity Relate is the UK’s largest provider of relationship support.  It claims to help over a million people of all ...

Power of Attorney and Paying your Bills

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets a person (known as the ‘donor’) appoint someone else (known as an ‘attorney”) to help make decisions, or to make decisions on their behalf either immediately or when they lack mental capacity.  The attorney is usually a family member, friend or solicitor.  A ...

What has the Law got to do with your Garden

An Englishman’s home is his castle and the same goes for a Cornish man.  We all tend to think that we are masters in our own houses and “my castle, my rules” is therefore applicable.  Here are some points where the law can intrude within your battlements.   THE EXTENT OF YOUR GARDEN   This ...

Insurance Claims and Collateral Lies

I don’t know about you, but I have often had the collywobbles when filling in insurance forms.  Nowadays many of us will make an online application, and that is where the fun/agony starts.  Confronted with a barrage of tick boxes, and wracking one’s memory store to get the facts right can be a very daunting ...

Wills and Probate – Why Use a Solicitor?

Making a Will – You can buy a pack from a supermarket or newsagent or download one from the internet and make your own Will.  There are lots of Will writing Companies around too, so why do you need a Solicitor?  Here are just eight good reasons why:   1. Getting it wrong!   Sadly, ...
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