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

Putney Solicitors

Our new offices now provide a full legal service to the residents of Putney in the London Borough of Wandsworth. We are based a short walk from East Putney Underground or Southfields Underground stations and precisely on the border between Southfields, Wandsworth and Putney. For all legal enquiries relating to Matrimonial matters including divorce, children law matters and the financial aspects of divorce as well as numerous other areas of law including immigration law, commercial law, landlord and tenant matters and contracts and disputes as well as Wills & Probate we are ideally placed to offer a personalised and highly experienced and effective service to the residents of Putney in London.

Our new Putney office address is as follows:

193 Merton Road
Putney
London
SW18 5EF

To book and appointment either pop in or email us at info@solicitorsfirm.com or call 020 8401 7352