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Will Aid November 2019
2 September, 2019

Wills & Probate

Free Wills From Cunningtons this November

Since Cunningtons started supporting Will Aid we have raised an incredible £11,387 for nine Will Aid Charities which benefit from the scheme run during the month of November. Will Aid is a British Charity Will writing scheme designed to reinforce the need for everyone to have their professionally drawn up Will to raise money for […]

Beware Homemade Wills
25 August, 2019

Civil Litigation Wills & Probate

Is a Homemade Will a Good Idea?

DIY Is Not Always The Best Way Forward The number of cases being heard in the High Court relating to inheritance dispute has risen sharply in recent years from 227 in 2018 to 368 in 2019, largely as a result of DIY Wills which are riddled with errors. These have usually been drafted by people […]

Care for your elderly loved ones
7 November, 2018

Wills & Probate

Looking out for loved ones this winter

Wintertime can be a very difficult time for the elderly who are more vulnerable in the winter months.  It is a sad fact that every year approximately 20,000 more people aged 65 years or over die during the winter months. Ways to assist the elderly: Keep an eye out for illness or unusual behaviour Keep […]

Last wishes charity
20 March, 2017

Wills & Probate

Victory for Charities in Landmark Ruling

The recent judgment by the Supreme Court on the Illot versus The Blue Cross and others case was a triumph for charities named in Wills. This judgment finally marks the end of a legal battle that has been raging since 2004.  It was also a blow to adult non-dependent children of the deceased who wish […]

Gov UK online LPA form
16 November, 2016

Wills & Probate

Warning About Government’s ‘Risky’ Online Legal Tool for LPAs

Solicitor Bryony Wilmshurst from Braintree issues warning about the Government’s online tool for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). LPA tool leaving people at risk of financial abuse and fraud A coalition of organisations including Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), Action on Elder Abuse, Anchor, Contact the Elderly and SOLLA are backing the new report Solicitor Bryony Ruth Wilmshurst from Cunningtons Solicitors LLP based […]

Solicitor for the elderly
6 September, 2016

Wills & Probate

Why You Need A Solicitor For The Elderly

85% in the East of England leave life-changing decisions in the hands of strangers Alarming new report reveals people in the East of England leaving major decisions about housing, assets and care to chance 87% want loved ones to make decisions in the event of illness or accident – but only 7% have created a lasting power of […]