Legal guides

Guide to bereavement and probate

When a loved one or friend passes away, there are a number of matters that need to be dealt with during a difficult time. Probate, which includes administering an estate, dealing with HM Revenue & Customs, and communicating and providing information to beneficiaries can be challenging. Some tasks need to be dealt with quickly whilst others can be carried out at a later date.

Guide to how Wright Hassall can help with your agricultural disputes

Wright Hassall’s agricultural team includes specialist dispute resolution lawyers with experience in all areas of farming-related litigation. One of the leading legal directories, Chambers UK 2013, describes the agricultural team as ‘winning plaudits’ due to their hands on approach and “being across the kitchen table" from their clients.

A guide to celebrity endorsements

Whilst celebrity endorsements can be valuable for brands, it is important to ensure that the risks are managed and that a contract is in place to protect the brand owner should things go wrong. This article highlights some of the key contractual issues to consider from a brand owner’s perspective when engaging a celebrity to endorse its products.

Guide to green energy

There is a myriad of legislation relating to green energy designed to mitigate climate change, much of which imposes mandatory requirements and obligations on the UK. The legislation has evolved greatly since the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol back in December 1997, and the targets for reductions in greenhouse gases and energy consumption set then are now closing in rapidly.

Guide to property protection trust wills

A property protection trust will is a will designed to help protect your property from an assessment to long term care fees. The half share of the family home belonging to the first person to die, passes into the trust. This type of trust is also known as a life interest trust in favour of the survivor which means that they can benefit from the share of the house in the trust during his/her lifetime and on their death the trust fund passes to others, usually children of the family.

Guide to mortgages

There are so many different types of mortgages and products that it can be confusing for buyers to know who to turn to. Historically, the first port of call in arranging a mortgage would be to approach your usual building society with whom you have had savings over the years. However, in the present economy, there is a greater choice of mortgage providers and mortgage products. This guide will explain the different types of mortgage available to you.
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