NHS Staff Appreciation – Covid19 – Coronavirus

Covid19 – Coronavirus Appreciation To Our NHS Community & Staff

In recognition of your ceaseless dedication to the wellbeing of all people, and your selfless devotion to the common good, we are offering free legal consultations and a free Will writing service to all front-line NHS staff for the next month (30 days from 24 March 2020).

We believe that those of you who put your lives on the line should not have the fear of legal problems and unanswered questions about your (and your family’s) future hanging over your heads.

Please email abraham@solicitorsfirm.com and info@solicitorsfirm.com with the subject line ‘NHS Front Line Staff Support‘ to access this service. Please let us have your official workplace email address where applicable, as well as your job title, place of work, and a short description of your role as a front line healthcare worker.

Your data will be treated in accordance with our firm’s confidentiality and privacy policy.

25.03.2020 UPDATE –

Whilst we want to help as many of you brave NHS staff out there, there’s a limit as to how much we can get done in a day. There has already been a tremendous response to this offer in barely 24 hours and we assure all those who have contacted us that they will receive our promised free help. However; judging by the response we will therefore treat all enquiries on a first come first served basis, and try to fit in as many of you as we can. When we reach capacity, we’ll do our best to let you all know by posting on this blog, so please keep an eye out. We thank you again for all your hard work!

Amnesty International Make A Will Month 2019 – London

We are pleased to be taking part in the Amnesty International Make A Will Month campaign 2019.

The campaign runs through March 2019 and is for a truly fantastic cause. That cause is Amnesty International. Amnesty International is perhaps the most prominent and effective organisation standing up for victims of miscarriages of justice and political prisoners across the world.

We are now taking bookings for our FREE Will writing service in March 2019. In return all we ask is that you consider leaving a legacy to this amazing cause in your Will or alternatively making a cash donation to Amnesty International in return for us drafting your Will.

The Free Will promotion is provided on a first come first served basis and once we are fully booked we will not be able to offer more appointments. Appointments for this service are available by email ONLY. Please do not telephone our office for this promotion unless you suffer from a disability which prevents you from using email. Please email your request to info@solicitorsfirm.com and remember to include your full name, your address and your contact phone number. You will then be added to the waiting list and closer to March a member of our tea will contact you to arrange the next step in the process.

It’s a win win situation. You get a free Will drafted specially for you by expert solicitors and in return you make a donation to this amazing humanitarian cause.

Please note there are a few basic terms and conditions that apply to this promotion. In summary these are as follows:

  1. The promotion is available on a first come first served basis and from past experience we expect a huge demand for Wills. For this reason we cannot guarantee that all applicants will receive the promotion.
  2. The promotion is limited to no more than 2 Wills per family.
  3. The Free Will promotion applies only to straightforward Wills. Any additional work or complex drafting is chargeable at our hourly rate
  4. The promotion is available during March 2019 only
  5. Bookings for this promotion will only be taken by email to info@solicitorsfirm.com
  6. As this is a Free promotion we cannot provide an expedited or urgent service. These Wills will be prepared around our day-to-day workload and as we are usually extremely busy we reserve the right to do this work at our convenience & therefore the standard Law Society ‘Good Practice’ turnaround times for client work will not apply to any work undertaken in this promotion

Check here for more information about the Amnesty International Make A Will month

Check here to download the Amnesty International Make A Will Month Guide

To book your free Will email us at info@solicitorsfirm.com

Court Grants Inheritance Act Application 25 Years Out Of Time in Bhusate Patel

The High Court has today granted permission to bring a claim under the Inheritance Act – despite it being issued 25 years and nine months after the deadline for doing so.  The case is the second in recent weeks where applications have been brought under the Inheritance Act years after the deadline expired.

The Act limits parties to six months for bringing claims under the Act, but Chief Master Marsh said the claimant in Bhusate v Patel had demonstrated ‘compelling reasons’ why it was right and proper that the court should exercise its discretion in her favour.

While the delay in making the claim was unprecedented, the judgement is also noteworthy for the Master appearing to dispute the reasoning of another High Court judge who recently considered a different out-of-time application under section 4 of the Inheritance Act in February 2019.

In Bhusate, the court ruled the claimant, whose husband died without a valid Will in 1990, was ‘effectively powerless’ to do anything sooner in the absence of agreement or engagement by her stepchildren.  The judge decided that her husband’s children by his first wife had obstructed the sale of her residential property then they ‘did nothing’ to break the impasse for a further 23 years.

Chief Master Marsh added: ‘They have stood by until a claim was made and then taken a limitation point so as to deprive the claimant of her entitlement from the estate.

The Judge noted that if this application was not granted, the claimant would be left with no remedy at all and no benefit from her husband’s estate, and would effectively be left homeless. The court took the view that this was unacceptable and that through no fault of her own, Mrs Bhusate had found herself in the position 25 years after the death of her husband that she faced receiving no share of his estate.

A complete official transcript of the judgement can be downloaded here at Bhusate v Patel Probate Judgment

Court Grants Inheritance Act Application 25 Years Out Of Time in Bhusate Patel

The High Court has today granted permission to bring a claim under the Inheritance Act – despite it being issued 25 years and nine months after the deadline for doing so.  The case is the second in recent weeks where applications have been brought under the Inheritance Act years after the deadline expired.

The Act limits parties to six months for bringing claims under the Act, but Chief Master Marsh said the claimant in Bhusate v Patel had demonstrated ‘compelling reasons’ why it was right and proper that the court should exercise its discretion in her favour.

While the delay in making the claim was unprecedented, the judgement is also noteworthy for the Master appearing to dispute the reasoning of another High Court judge who recently considered a different out-of-time application under section 4 of the Inheritance Act in February 2019.

In Bhusate, the court ruled the claimant, whose husband died without a valid Will in 1990, was ‘effectively powerless’ to do anything sooner in the absence of agreement or engagement by her stepchildren.  The judge decided that her husband’s children by his first wife had obstructed the sale of her residential property then they ‘did nothing’ to break the impasse for a further 23 years.

Chief Master Marsh added: ‘They have stood by until a claim was made and then taken a limitation point so as to deprive the claimant of her entitlement from the estate.

The Judge noted that if this application was not granted, the claimant would be left with no remedy at all and no benefit from her husband’s estate, and would effectively be left homeless. The court took the view that this was unacceptable and that through no fault of her own, Mrs Bhusate had found herself in the position 25 years after the death of her husband that she faced receiving no share of his estate.

A complete official transcript of the judgement can be downloaded here at Bhusate v Patel Probate Judgment

Amnesty International Make A Will Month 2019 – London

We are pleased to be taking part in the Amnesty International Make A Will Month campaign 2019.

The campaign runs through March 2019 and is for a truly fantastic cause. That cause is Amnesty International. Amnesty International is perhaps the most prominent and effective organisation standing up for victims of miscarriages of justice and political prisoners across the world.

We are now taking bookings for our FREE Will writing service in March 2019. In return all we ask is that you consider leaving a legacy to this amazing cause in your Will or alternatively making a cash donation to Amnesty International in return for us drafting your Will.

The Free Will promotion is provided on a first come first served basis and once we are fully booked we will not be able to offer more appointments. Appointments for this service are available by email ONLY. Please do not telephone our office for this promotion unless you suffer from a disability which prevents you from using email. Please email your request to info@solicitorsfirm.com and remember to include your full name, your address and your contact phone number. You will then be added to the waiting list and closer to March a member of our tea will contact you to arrange the next step in the process.

It’s a win win situation. You get a free Will drafted specially for you by expert solicitors and in return you make a donation to this amazing humanitarian cause.

Please note there are a few basic terms and conditions that apply to this promotion. In summary these are as follows:

  1. The promotion is available on a first come first served basis and from past experience we expect a huge demand for Wills. For this reason we cannot guarantee that all applicants will receive the promotion.
  2. The promotion is limited to no more than 2 Wills per family.
  3. The Free Will promotion applies only to straightforward Wills. Any additional work or complex drafting is chargeable at our hourly rate
  4. The promotion is available during March 2019 only
  5. Bookings for this promotion will only be taken by email to info@solicitorsfirm.com
  6. As this is a Free promotion we cannot provide an expedited or urgent service. These Wills will be prepared around our day-to-day workload and as we are usually extremely busy we reserve the right to do this work at our convenience & therefore the standard Law Society ‘Good Practice’ turnaround times for client work will not apply to any work undertaken in this promotion

Check here for more information about the Amnesty International Make A Will month

Check here to download the Amnesty International Make A Will Month Guide

To book your free Will email us at info@solicitorsfirm.com