Category Archives: Private Client

Gill Knowles joins Storrar Cowdry

Solicitor, Gill Knowles, has joined Storrar Cowdry as a partner in our private client team. Gill has lived in Chester for 20 years and was previously head of a private client department at another large Chester practice. She enjoys working on …

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Neuro Therapy Centre Award

On 15th November 2019 The Neuro Therapy Centre won an award in the ‘Outstanding Trustees’ category at the Inaugural Welsh Charity Awards which are organised by the The Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA).  Storrar Cowdry would like to offer them a …

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Is it time to make a Will?

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Refunds announced by the Office of the Public Guardian

You may have heard on the radio, in the last week, that if you registered an Enduring Power of Attorney or a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) the Office between 1st March 2013 to 31st March 2017 you can obtain …

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Storrar Cowdry warns changes to Powers of Attorney may leave older and vulnerable at risk

• Louise Eccleston from Storrar Cowdry issues warning following FCA’s call to turn Lasting Powers of Attorney fully digital • Proposals would remove the need for a physical ‘wet signature’ • Solicitors say this could lead to a drastic increase …

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Probate Court Fees increase on hold… for now

Earlier this year we reported the response from the Ministry of Justice to the Probate Fee consultation held last year. It would seem that these are, currently, shelved, writes Louise Eccleston, Storrar Cowdry’s Head of Private Client. Despite overwhelming opposition …

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Decision published by Government on its consultation of Probate Court fees

Last summer the Government consulted on proposals to change the fee structure for a Probate Court application. The current fee for the Probate Court to confirm the validity of a Will, and allow the administration of someone’s estate, after their …

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Report highlights need for executors and trustees to take advice

A recent report from the High Court confirmed that 368 claims were issued for breach of duty against executors or trustees in 2013, up by 107 from 2012. Commentators have suggested that this could be due to the appointment of …

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Louise Eccleston joins Storrar Cowdry

Chester law firm, Storrar Cowdry, has announced that it has strengthened its offering with the appointment of Louise Eccleston as Head of the Private Client team. Louise, who has built up a reputation for being a leading private client solicitor in the …

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