We’re often asked who has a right to see a Will and know its contents. In general terms, a Will is a private document while the person who wrote it is alive, and as their solicitor we are required to keep out clients’ affairs strictly confidential. After their death, a Will remains private unless and until a Grant of Probate is issued.
When any marriage, civil partnership or relationship breaks down irretrievably, there are inevitably a lot of things to sort out - big questions such as what happens to the property, finances, debts and pensions on separation or divorce.
Property transactions don’t always go strictly according to plan, and these three words can all spell problems for house buyers and sellers.
Selling property by auction is growing in popularity and becoming much more mainstream, due in part to TV shows such as Homes under the Hammer. It can certainly be a cost-effective way of acquiring a property; if you’re a first-time buyer looking for a home you can do up, or a buy-to-let landlord adding to your portfolio, then buying at auction can provide the opportunities you’re looking for.
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s renowned service to property buyers and sellers has become even better thanks to the arrival of conveyancing Solicitor Andrew Moore, whose specialisms include high-value and matrimonial property cases.
Joyti Henchie, Partner and Head of our Family Law department, has been nominated by her peers for inclusion in the seventh edition of the The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, for her work in Family Law.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Best Trusts & Probate Law Firm 2018 – UK in the AI 2018 Global Excellence Awards.
Local solicitors assist local residents as they continue the fight against the proposed Bengeo Quarry
The Town and Country Planning team at Attwaters Jameson Hill are supporting residents who are continuing their fight against the proposed site of a new quarry.
We are delighted to announce the promotion of Stephanie Holmes and James Sherwin to become Associates at Attwaters Jameson Hill. Ironically, both Stephanie and James started out as office juniors within the firm, and worked to firstly become Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX), then continued their studies to become dual-qualified as Solicitors, all whilst working; which we as a firm encouraged and supported.
The entity picked by Attwaters Jameson Hill as the firm’s 2018/19 Charity of the Year, with effect from 1 May, is Alzheimer’s Society. Our selected charity will be the worthy beneficiary of various events and other fundraising by our leading regional law firm and its 100-plus partners and staff, based at four offices.