Latest News from Passmores Solicitors

Probate: an overview [by Miss Carli Evans, Partner]

Posted on August 7th, 2017

Dealing with a person’s Estate following their passing can be a daunting and stressful experience. There is generally a great deal of paperwork to deal with which can seem even more burdensome mixed with feelings of grief and distress. This article aims to give you a basic understanding of the Probate process to assist in alleviating the fears of administering an Estate. The first task is to establish whether the

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The Housing (Wales) Act 2014: An overview of a Landlord’s obligations

Posted on July 26th, 2017

The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 (the “Act”) received royal assent on 17 September 2014. The Act deals with a whole range of issues including the private rented sector, homelessness, and the provision of sites for gypsies and travellers. This article aims to give private landlords a brief overview of their obligations under the Act, as the provisions dealing with the private rented sector are now fully in force. The Act

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Vacancy – Legal Secretary

Posted on June 6th, 2017

We seek an experienced Legal Secretary to join our busy Private Client team. Essential skills required: 1. Audio typing; 2. IT literate Desirable skills required: 1. Wills & Probate experience We are looking for an enthusiastic Legal Secretary to join us at our office in Barry, South Wales, on a full time basis. Audio typing experience is required and the applicant must have a good degree of IT literacy. Familiarity

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Taking Children Abroad – what is the law?

Posted on April 24th, 2017

You must get the permission of everyone with Parental Responsibility for a child OR the permission of the Court before taking a child abroad. Taking a child without permission is Child Abduction. We here at Passmores Solicitors are specialists in domestic and international children matters (including Hague Convention and Wardship matters). Should you be seeking to move to another country with your child, or, you simply wish to obtain advice

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10% off Conveyancing fees during February 2017

Posted on February 1st, 2017

We here at Passmores Solicitors are pleased to offer a discount of 10% off your legal fees for all new residential conveyancing matters taken on between 1 February 2017 and 28 February 2017 Please quote the following discount code/ref when obtaining your quotation: PDS10. Please call us on 01446 721000, email us mail@passmores.com, or complete our online conveyancing questionnaire.

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Cancer Research UK Free Will Service

Posted on January 6th, 2017

Passmores Solicitors are proud to announce that to date, our clients have pledged in excess of £972,485.00 to Cancer Research UK via the Cancer Research UK Free Will Scheme. Cancer Research UK are the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving more lives by preventing, controlling, and curing cancer. 98% of Cancer Research UK’s research happens in key locations across the UK. Gifts left to Cancer Research UK in Wills fund over

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Resolution: Code of Practice

Posted on November 28th, 2016

We’re a proud member of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Resolution membership is about the approach we take to our work. This means that as a Resolution member, we will always seek to reduce or manage any conflict and confrontation, support and encourage families to put the best interests of any children first and act with honesty, integrity

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Residential Conveyancing Offer

Posted on August 10th, 2016

We here at Passmores Solicitors are pleased to offer a discount of 10% off your legal fees for all new residential conveyancing matters taken on in the month of September. Please quote the following discount code/ref when obtaining your quotation: PDS10 Please call us on 01446 721000, email us mail@passmores.com or complete our online conveyancing questionnaire.

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What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Posted on July 26th, 2016

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document whereby one person gives another person (called the Attorney) the authority to make decisions on their behalf in order to avoid problems if they later lose physical or mental capacity. There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney. Either or both can be made on your behalf:- (a) A Property and Financial affairs LPA – which allows your Attorney

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BREXIT IMPACT ON CHILD ABDUCTION LAWS

Posted on July 20th, 2016

Brexit will have an impact on International Child Abduction Law in the jurisdiction of England of Wales. The key legal provision for cases between EU member states will no longer be applicable to the UK. The provision is referred to as Brussels II Revised and takes precedence in International Child Abduction Law, divorce and child custody cases. Is there a need to be worried… No, this should not cause significant

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