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29 May 2020Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Private Client
The statutory legacy amount has increased from £250,000 to £270,000, with effect from 6 February 2020. This is the fixed sum that surviving spouses and civil partners are entitled to if their partner dies without a Will (known as dying intestate) and they have children. Although the rise is a welcome development, it is important to be aware that dying without a Will, regardless of your family situation, can cause problems for your loved ones and estate at an already difficult time.
21 February 2018Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Private Client
Entering a New Year is always a good time to take stock… of our careers, our work and, of course, our lives in general. At the centre of it all must be our families; everyone wants to protect their loved ones, both now and in the future. There are many ways to do this and the law can certainly play its part. The most obvious things are to make a will and to consider setting up a lasting power of attorney (LPA). Making a will is the best way to ensure that your wealth is passed on in the way…
18 February 2018Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Private Client
A company that gave a credit note to compensate for faulty goods had effectively entered into a contract and was obliged to pay up to settle the dispute. That was the decision of the Court of Appeal in a case involving a paper merchant and a firm of printers. The issue arose when the printer was unhappy with the quality of a batch of paper. The merchant accepted the batch was substandard, and a manager issued a credit note as compensation. The dispute was whether the merchant was bound by the credit note and therefore liable to pay the…

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