Peter Lynn and Partners are proud to welcome Katherine Simpson to their Mumbles office.
Katherine, who joined the firm in May, specialises in residential conveyancing and has an unrivalled knowledge of the property market in Mumbles and Gower. Katherine commented, “I am looking forward to working from the Mumbles office and continuing the client relationships I have built over many years”.
Her appointment comes at a time of growth for the Newton Road branch on the back of high local demand for wills, probate and family law services. Peter Lynn, Senior Partner, commented: “The office is a key part of the community and while many firms carry a Mumbles address, we have a team operating 9-5, Monday to Friday ready to help clients in the local area with any legal matter and are proud to welcome Katherine on board”.
Katherine will be working alongside Ian Walker and Philippa Buckland, and when needed,…
An ageing population faces challenges but lasting power of attorney offers protection and control over vital affairs.
In the UK, the number of over-65s now outnumbers people aged under-16 for the first time in our history. During the last century, life expectancy increased by 30 years but managing our affairs as we get older can, for some, prove difficult.
Declining health, sudden illness and dementia can all mean that we struggle with day-to-day management of house-hold and financial affairs and there may come a time when a trusted friend or loved one would be better suited to pick up the reins.
It is entirely possible to apply for probate and deal with an estate, without seeing a lawyer, but it’s not without risks warns legal group, Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).
Many professionally drafted wills contain trusts to save tax, to avoid those who inherit paying care fees and to reduce the likelihood of potential disputes. SFE members have noticed an increase in ‘DIYers’ returning to them to seek advice when they have made a mistake or find the paperwork too tricky. Mrs A’s will had included a tax saving trust, but when her husband administered the estate, he paid the…
Preparing for your death is important and making sure that your estate will pass as intended is essential. This can all be achieved by preparing and wording your Will correctly.
You may find that there are many options available to you when preparing a Will from downloading a template online to purchasing “off-the-shelf” wills from many high-street stationary businesses. Whilst these may save money in the short term, if not prepared correctly could result in your wishes not being carried out.
Janelle Carter-Jones, Wills and Probate Specialist at Peter Lynn and Partners commented “You should be cautious when drafting your Will…
When asked “Do you have a Will?” These are the responses people sometimes give:
- “We have not been married long – we do not need to write a Will yet”
- “Why do I need a Will – I have nothing to pass on”.
- “We already have a Will – we had it written years ago”.
- “We had a free Will written recently – it was an optional extra when we opened a bank account”.
- “We have a young family and there is so much going on at the moment, we have not got around to it”.
Many people may resonate…
You may have read in the news that Angela Rippon has updated her will so that her family know her wishes if she develops dementia. The former BBC newsreader, 71, said “the decision was an attempt to take responsibility for her future as anything can just come out of the blue”.
As Solicitors, we manage our client’s best interests before and after the onset of dementia.
Some clients plan ahead, just like a couple that visited our Morriston office last week. The husband had recently gone through a very long, difficult and expensive road in obtaining a Deputyship Order to manage…
2015 /2016 was a momentous year for Peter Lynn and Partners.
Not only did their figures once again hit record levels but the firm grew to over 60 staff, most of them in a relatively short timescale and their development continues.
In August, a merger with the historic Swansea firm of Ivor Evans and Benjamin enabled them to offer clients another branch at the Walter Road site.
In the same month, they opened a new office in Cardiff city centre with Darren Lewis leading the way, bringing an array of commercial property clients and expertise.
The firm welcomed back to Mumbles Stephanie Kift-Harries after her…