Government takes promising steps in respect of Domestic Abuse Victims

Government takes promising steps in respect of Domestic Abuse Victims

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/domestic-abuse-bill-2019-factsheets/domestic-abuse-bill-2019-overarching-fact-sheet 

Passmores Support Dementia Friendly Vale

Passmores are proud to support Dementia Friendly Vale.

You can find out more about Dementia Friendly Vale by visiting the website or by following @dementia_vale on Twitter,

Will and Probate Solicitors Cardiff and Barry

What is a Will and why is it important?

A Will is a legal document that sets out your wishes as to what happens to your money, property and possessions, known as your estate, when you have passed away.

If you pass away without a Will, known as intestate, then the state will decide who benefits from your estate meaning that the people that you want to inherit could receive nothing.

You spend your life working hard to care for you and your loved ones therefore you should be able to decide as who will benefit from your estate instead of the rules of intestacy making the decision for you.

A Will makes it easier for your loved ones to deal with your estate. Without a Will, the process of dealing with your estate can be more stressful and time consuming at a time that is already difficult for your loved ones.

Everyone needs a Will whether you are newly married, divorced, have young children or seeing your children fly the nest. Your Will should also be updated when life events occur.

How Passmores Solicitors can assist you

Here at Passmores, we will provide you with expert legal advice to assist you in making the important decisions from who to appoint as executors to choosing guardianship for your children. We will ensure that your Will is legal, clear and easy to understand.

We understand that it a Will is not the most comfortable topic of discussion and we pride ourselves in providing you with the appropriate legal advice in a relaxed, friendly environment. We can arrange a home, hospital or residential care visit if this is more convenient for you.

To arrange an appointment in our Barry or Cardiff office to discuss making a Will or making amendments to your current Will, please call 01446 721000 to speak to Georgia Brooks or you can contact us via our contact form.

Signing Pre-Nuptial And Post-Nuptial Agreements.

Trainee Solicitor Position

Passmores Solicitors are looking to expand their Family Department, by adding a further member to their growing team.

We are seeking an ambitious individual to assist with matrimonial and child care matters.

The individual would initially join the team as a Paralegal, before becoming a Trainee Solicitor after a successful 6 month period.

Cv’s to be sent to mail@passmores.com

Barry Big Info Event

Barry Big Info Event 21st May 2019

Members of the Passmores team will be at the Barry Big Info Event on the 21st May 2019 as part of Dementia Action Week

We will be discussing Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney at the event as well as answering any questions that you may have.

We look forward to seeing you there. Read more on the Alzheimer’s Society Website.

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Legal Secretary position

We are looking for an experienced legal secretary in our matrimonial department. The position will be full time. Please apply with CV and covering letter to sam@passmores.com

Paralegal Opportunity

We have a Paralegal vacancy in our conveyancing and non-contentious department.

Due to continued expansion, we are recruiting in our conveyancing, Wills and probate department. Kindly forward your CV to ce@passmores.com

Signing Pre-Nuptial And Post-Nuptial Agreements.

Newly Qualified Solicitor

Newly Qualified Solicitor or up to 2 years pqe in our conveyancing and non-contentious department.

Due to continued expansion, we are recruiting in our conveyancing, Wills and probate department. Kindly forward your CV to ce@passmores.com

Passmores Solicitors Honoured For Helping To Secure Vital Funds For Cancer Research UK

Passmores Solicitors Honoured For Helping To Secure Vital Funds For Cancer Research UK

Passmores Solicitors on Tynewydd Road in Barry has been recognised by Cancer Research UK after facilitating over £1million worth of gifts from people choosing to leave a legacy to the charity in their will.

Passmores Solicitors Honoured For Helping To Secure Vital Funds For Cancer Research UKCarli Evans and Francesca Smith of Passmores Solicitors were presented with a gold certificate to acknowledge the firms ongoing support. The firm have been offering the Free Will Service to people aged 55 and over in Barry for over 20 years, giving guidence and support for those wishing to write a will or update an existing one.

As part of the service, Passmores Solicitors give guidance for those wishing to leave a legacy gift for Cancer Research UK.

The charity receives no government funding for its research and relies heavily on the generosity of people leaving gifts in their wills. Over a third of its research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer is funded through supporters leaving a legacy to the charity.

A legacy gift can be anything someone wishes to leave in their will. Traditionally this is money but it could be anything that has a monitory value like an estate or specific item. Anything left to Cancer Research UK can be marked to be ring-fenced for research into a specific cancer type or research within a local area.

Clare Moore, Director of Legacies at Cancer Research UK, explained: “We all reach a stage at some point in our lives where we start to look ahead and consider what will happen to our financial affairs in the future, when we may no longer be around.

“At Cancer Research UK, we work with a number of local solicitors including Passmores in Barry to offer local people aged 55 or over the chance to make an all-important first will or to update an existing one. The service has grown in popularity over the past couple of years and while it is provided free of any obligation, the vast majority of people choose to kindly leave a gift to the charity.

“By offering Cancer Research UK’s Free Will Service, Passmores have become well informed about our work and are very supportive of our life-saving research. Whenever their clients express a desire to support us, Passmores staff act with great sensitivity as they explain the various options and allow individuals or families to make the right choice in their own good time.

“It’s quite astonishing to think that by simply combining enthusiasm with the highest professional standards Passmores has helped secure over £1million worth of legacy gifts, which will go a long way towards helping our scientists, doctors and nurses to beat cancer sooner.”

Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. Every step taken by its doctors, nurses and scientists relies on donations from the public and the kindness of supporters who choose to leave a gift in their will.

The Free Will Service has been running successfully for over 20 years across a network of solicitors in the UK. Anyone who wishes to use the service is asked to consider leaving a legacy gift to Cancer Research UK but is under no obligation to do so.

For more information about leaving a legacy gift and Cancer Research UK’s free will service, visit www.cruk.org/freewillservice or call Passmores Solicitors on 01446 721000

About Cancer Research UK

  • Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.
  • Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
  • Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on vital donations from the public.
  • Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years.
  • Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years.
  • Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Charmaine Earley makes the The WalesOnline 30 young lawyers to watch

Our very own Charmaine Earley, specialist solicitor in the Children and International Children Team has been recognised in the Wales Online The WalesOnline 30 young lawyers to watch. Congratulations Charmaine, you can read more on the Wales Online Website