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Refunds announced by the Office of the Public Guardian

16 February, 2018

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

25 September, 2017

• 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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Robin Gill completes London Marathon in charity fundraising effort

24 April, 2017

Storrar Cowdry Partner Robin Gill ran the London Marathon on 23 April, raising over £7,500 for charity with his two Chester-based teammates. The marathon run was part of a fundraising effort by Robin and his teammates Alex Makinson and Sarah Connolly …

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Probate Court Fees increase on hold… for now

5 April, 2017

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

28 February, 2017

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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